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CHOPS123
21st Dec 2007, 02:49 PM
OK Im trying to decide what CPU to go with. They are priced about the same Quad core 6600 or the C2d E6850. I game more than anything else. What would you go with? Thanks in advance
Chops

darth_nevus
21st Dec 2007, 03:50 PM
well, depnds on when you can afford to upgrade again, and what your using the pc for. if its just gaming, no game in the next 2 years will be able to use the 4 cores in the Q6600. but if your on a budget, this is STILL a good processor.

If you plan on upgrading at somepoint, the E6850 is a Stomping good dual core proc. this would be my choice, but it costs more.

Duke{CLR}
21st Dec 2007, 03:51 PM
If I was buying today I would probably go with the 6850 and the higher FSB.

I was thinking about upgrading my CPU now but I decided to wait until the 45nm CPUs come out. They have been pushed back until the second quarter but the Q9450 will have both Quad core and the 1333 FSB. Here is a chart i found that someone posted but I don't know where it came from.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4268/cpuspq5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

darth_nevus
21st Dec 2007, 03:55 PM
If I was buying today I would probably go with the 6850 and the higher FSB.

I was thinking about upgrading my CPU now but I decided to wait until the 45nm CPUs come out. They have been pushed back until the second quarter but the Q9450 will have both Quad core and the 1333 FSB. Here is a chart i found that someone posted but I don't know where it came from.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4268/cpuspq5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

It came from HKEPC. by and large, i am really wating to see what these new45nm procs bring to the table

alpha
21st Dec 2007, 04:00 PM
if its just gaming, no game in the next 2 years will be able to use the 4 cores in the Q6600.

UT3 is out now and it does better on a Q6600 than a 6850, along with supreme commander.

darth_nevus
21st Dec 2007, 04:09 PM
if its just gaming, no game in the next 2 years will be able to use the 4 cores in the Q6600.

UT3 is out now and it does better on a Q6600 than a 6850, along with supreme commander.

Retraction:

True. i'll correct myself. E6850 wins clock for clock in non SMP games. the Q6600 wins in SMP based games. its really going to determine which games your going to play.

Games must be optimised for quad core. most of the newer ones are going to be. Sorry alpha. i completely missed the read on UT3 being optomized for quad core.

I knew supreme commander is, thand the upcoming Alan Wake title was, but somehow i missed ut3.

drunken_chef
21st Dec 2007, 05:10 PM
i am really wating to see what these new45nm procs bring to the table

article @ anandtech

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3184

darth_nevus
21st Dec 2007, 05:24 PM
i am really wating to see what these new45nm procs bring to the table

article @ anandtech

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3184

i read that, and was quite impressed, but i thought that was an engineering sample? retail aprts tend to be MUCH better in the end, and i for will be intrigued...

juneau
21st Dec 2007, 05:27 PM
I'd have to go with the Q6600 especially if your planning on keeping it for longer than 12 months. The Q6600 also comes in quite a bit cheaper than the e6850. Well, it does over here. :2thumbs:

darth_nevus
21st Dec 2007, 05:32 PM
I'd have to go with the Q6600 especially if your planning on keeping it for longer than 12 months. The Q6600 also comes in quite a bit cheaper than the e6850. Well, it does over here. :2thumbs:

actually, they are the same price atm. $279.99 a piece, US.

whatr REALLY makes me lauggh is the E6700 is STILL 319.00, despite its lower bus speed, lower clock speed, etc. lo.

juneau
21st Dec 2007, 05:34 PM
Nice price, we're getting the short end of the stick as usual.

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