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will the Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz be equivalent or even close to i& 920@ 3.2Ghz?

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SO as u can see the title.....are those CPUs equivalent at those speeds?
i have the 8800gt...DAMN OLD CARD....
planning for the GTX 590 whenever it releases cuz i have waited enough so my prob is the CPU cuz if i get the cpu and MB i will not see any difference with the current card but if i get the 590 i will see a huge change in performance
a slight bottleneck will not be an issue but if it in case the bottleneck is big i can bump the Q6600 @ 3.8ghz....

so what do u guys think?

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You should be fine, that chip is "aging" but theres still plenty of life in it. 2 cores for games and the other 2 for feeding the gpu and backround tasks at 3.6, though im sure 3.8 will make you feel better lol
    
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They are NOT the same nor in my standards are they even close. It prob will bottleneck a little bit but if you aren't playing on a 30" (2560x1600) monitor it won't matter
    
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The Core 2 Quad may be 4-years-old, but it's still very much relevant even today. Those four cores at that clock speed should keep the GPUs well fed. Don't worry about it.
    
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They are NOT the same nor in my standards are they even close. It prob will bottleneck a little bit but if you aren't playing on a 30" (2560x1600) monitor it won't matter
I think you mean that if hes not playing on a 1600P monitor it WILL matter.....with lower resolution GPU becomes less stressed and can lead to CPU bottlenecks....
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thanx guys
i will be playing in a 40'' display 1920*1080p
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I think you mean that if hes not playing on a 1600P monitor it WILL matter.....with lower resolution GPU becomes less stressed and can lead to CPU bottlenecks....
Yes, but then why would you get a GTX 590 to play at only, say, 1280x1024? As resolution increases, the GPU becomes more of a bottleneck. If he's playing at a high resolution, then I think he won't need to worry too much.
    
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post #8 of 23
Isn't a Q6600 around the same performance as an i3 530 in most benchmarks? ;x
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Q6600 is still one mighty CPU, and will be for some time to come.

Q6600 turns 5 years this year, and still pushing high-end gaming performance (when OCed).
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i had the same exact proccessor, and i was runing 275 sli, then i upgraded to 470 sli, and saw a good performance increase, but then i upgraded to x58 platform i7-920, and it was like night and day differnce, im not sure why, but i got 10-15 fps more in almost every game
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