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Old 02-19-2008, 11:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I own both.

I say e8400, FAR BETTER!

As for future proof? Thats all hear say I will wait to see some quad advantage programs first before ever buying a quad again.

I PERSONALLY will not make that mistake again.
how is it far better?
if your going to upgrade to a 45nm quad later on, go ahead
but a q6600 is great for multitasking and will last your computer longer
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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how is it far better?
if your going to upgrade to a 45nm quad later on, go ahead
but a q6600 is great for multitasking and will last your computer longer
When you say multi-task describe please.
A q6600 will not necessary make a computer future proof.
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When you say multi-task describe please.
A q6600 will not necessary make a computer future proof.
Running many CPU-consuming programs at once (music + a game, or many browser windows, music, photoediting, video encoding, etc).

And a Q6600 will make a computer more future proof than an e8400, because the Q6600 is a quadcore, and the e8400 is a dualcore. More apps will support quads as time goes on, so you'll be more future-proofed with a quad (better performance in the future).
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Id say q6600, since a beast for folding.
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Running many CPU-consuming programs at once (music + a game, or many browser windows, music, photoediting, video encoding, etc).

And a Q6600 will make a computer more future proof than an e8400, because the Q6600 is a quadcore, and the e8400 is a dualcore. More apps will support quads as time goes on, so you'll be more future-proofed with a quad (better performance in the future).

You actually play a full window game + do video encoding + listen to music + plus photo editing + plus instant messaging?

Please list some programs that support quad core. I only know one that I use and no one here has probably even heard of it!
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You actually play a full window game + do video encoding + listen to music + plus photo editing + plus instant messaging?

Please list some programs that support quad core. I only know one that I use and no one here has probably even heard of it!
He clearly said "or" between those applications. Implying one and another. Maybe three at once.
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A ton of design programs like photoshop benefit from the 2 extra cores, also games with more threads will also benfiet from the 2 exta cores.

But performance wise? not probably not that noticable, if your one of those people who use the comp for a living and need that extra speed, go ahead get the q6600, work station guys will be using the x9650 quad extreme or w/e, overclocking will fudge the calculations.
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A ton of design programs like photoshop benefit from the 2 extra cores, also games with more threads will also benfiet from the 2 exta cores.

But performance wise? not probably not that noticable, if your one of those people who use the comp for a living and need that extra speed, go ahead get the q6600, work station guys will be using the x9650 quad extreme or w/e, overclocking will fudge the calculations.
I some what agree but at the same time don't agree. Remember I have both of these processors and I don't see q6600 to justify the price or the notability of increased performance. Referring to the thread, I am going to still stand to e8400 being the best processor.
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Default Re: Is the E8400 the best processor?

the e8400 really shines in games because none support quad cores right now, the q6600 is better at normal day stuff.
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The extra cores just won't be used. Doesn't make dual core better.
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