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Old 05-24-2008, 11:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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when would an 8400 have the advantage over a Q6600?
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Yes as the games are not Quad-optimized it would do better witha higher core-clock
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Actually, there are plenty of games that are optimized for quad core. Also, toms did a test on quads/duals/video cards to see at what point the speed of the chip becomes a non-issue. Anything more than about 3.2ghz is enough to get the full power of the video card. Unless you plan to replace your chip in a year, get a quad core. Games are already starting to use all 4 cores now, you can always add speed, you cant add cores.
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^^would that be a 3.2 ghz intel chip? or amd? or both? single card and sli?
you got a link to that article v-dub? i'd like to read it.
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Guru3d just did a comparison of dual and quad chips.....

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So then, the hardcore truth today is a very simple fact: you'll gain a better bang for buck in your games from a faster clocked dual-core processor opposed to having a somewhat slower clocked quad-core processor. That doesn't mean though that quad-core processors offers less value. Contrary, and I know I've been evangelizing it for over a year now, but the future is multi-core gaming, the fact is just that dual-core is the sweet spot value wise anno 2008 as 95% of the games still only use one and maybe two CPU cores.
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^^would that be a 3.2 ghz intel chip? or amd? or both? single card and sli?
you got a link to that article v-dub? i'd like to read it.
GPU vs. CPU Upgrade: Extensive Tests : Test Subjects: Four Generations of Nvidia Chips - Tom's Hardware

here ya go.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:27 AM   #17 (permalink)
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interesting...

but for just a little more than half the price of a q6600... I can get a e7200 and pump out 3.2gigs overclocked (pretty easily I hope ) Then maybee upgrade next year when 8 cores come out or something
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...e7200 should do more than 3.2ghz! More like 3.6-3.8ghz at least if not 4ghz
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quad core is the way to go. if u have the money go for the q6600
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Quad core. Get an aftermarket cooler and push it to at least 3.6Ghz maybe more if u can.
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