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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
i875 is LGA 1156 chip meaning dual channel.

I'd wait one more month for SandyBridge then make an informed decision.
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Of course you would notice a MASSIVE difference, triple channel high speed RAM, better graphics support, hyper threading and generally better coding. I think in some areas gaming/video editing you would even get double+ the performance. The thing is, do you have the money.

Edit: this of course is based on your two options, if i were you, wait for sandy bridge. its only a few weeks away to launch and a few months till full operation
Holy hyperbole!

Massive difference? At what, exactly? Video encoding is the -only- place you'd see a difference at all outside benchmarks like Super-pi, WPrime.

Triple Channel Ram? Doesn't make an ounce of difference, and this CPU doesn't even use triple channel. It's the 875K, the 1156, dual channel i7. It wouldn't matter though. Outside memory bandwidth benchmarks, triple channel is all but useless to the typical user.

Better graphics support? HOW? They both support PCIe 2.0. If anything the Q6600 has better graphics -potential- because it can be paired with X38/48 boards which have full x16/x16 Crossfire capability.

Better coding? ..What?

Hyperthreading? Not at all helpful for a gamer, but will make a difference with encoding/video editing.

Double the performance? Not even CLOSE! Maybe 10% single threaded, and 25% in scenarios where hyper-threading is useful. Not even a glimmer of difference for gaming.

OP: If you're really wanting a new quad, I would definitely wait for SB. It would help if you could tell us what you use the computer for, though.
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id hold off bad time to upgrade with sandy bridge and then i7's dropping in price
q6600 games just fine
    
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Holy hyperbole!

It would help if you could tell us what you use the computer for, though.
So much this in so few words!

You will notice a big difference if what you are doing is benchmarking

It really depends on what you do day-to-day whether you would really notice a difference that is worth the money.

There is no reason not to wait another couple of weeks to check out sandybridge.
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So much this in so few words!

You will notice a big difference if what you are doing is benchmarking

It really depends on what you do day-to-day whether you would really notice a difference that is worth the money.

There is no reason not to wait another couple of weeks to check out sandybridge.
Lol. I can never make my posts short and sweet. You are an excellent editor though. Really got my point across!
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post #16 of 23
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Wow.. Thx for the replies. I use to be big into technology and since getting the Q6600 didnt look into it afterwards. I will look into the SandyBridge and go from there. Thanks... Also I have a 8800GT overclocked to 1950 memory and shaders 1800 and core 725. Does this need to be upgraded as well. I mostly play FPS at 1600x1200 or 1280x1024 depending on framerate...
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I went from a e8200 oc'd to 3.8ghz, to my sig rig below.

Everything is quicker. Even apps that don't take advantage of mulitple cores. For example, unzipping files is so fast, it appears the computer didn't even do anything. No loading bar at all... Just bam! done.

I am very happy with my upgrade.

If I were you, I'd wait the few weeks for SB. Maybe there will be a price drop on the 1156 socket?

Remember, it's only the i7 2600 that is a 4c 8t processor. The "K" is unlocked. ~$300 per chip.
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Wait for Sandy Bridge. The i7 2600k will be a little faster than the i7 875k. But it will probably be expensive, so you'll have to decide.
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Don't spend your money on a CPU, get a HD6970 or a GTX570. That would make a world of difference if your a gamer.

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I mostly play FPS at 1600x1200 or 1280x1024 depending on framerate...
If you really want a new CPU I would find a used qXXXX for cheap, even with sandy bridge coming soon its not going to be the messiah of +100% FPS in games. On the other hand getting new hardware is sick and if the cost is of no concern the go for it.
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I do everything but might just wait because everything I do seems just fine for me. I just always want the best, that is my problem.
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