Q6600 vs E8400 Wolfdale
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors
Last minute decision here. Im building this thing for gaming, but I want to be future proof. Any last minute thoughts that could help?
...and Ive got 2 HD 4850s that I was thinking of crossfiring, and I cant decide whether to stick with the two or just go to the 4870 (or just stick with one 4850!)
Everything shows up today, I could really use you guru's help this morning! Thanks!
I have been reading articles night and day for two days straight and cant seem to get a straight answer...or more likely I am not looking closely enough.
I apologize for the onslaught of threads in this regard, but I have two 4850s coming today and I am wondering the benefit over, say, waiting for a 4870x2. Obviously I am biased leaning towards CF as I can start using it today vs waiting a few weeks for the 4870x2...but I need to be educated here so Im looking for guru wisdom.
Now, Ive seen all the benchmarks, etc. and the CF4850 is impressive. However my question is this in regards to crossfire:
If two $150 cards perform nearly identical to one $300 card, what are the pros and cons of having two vs one?
I keep reading how awesome crossfiring cards is, but at the same time all that I can think of is that you are possibly dealing with twice as many issues. Is crossfire a gimic to hold people over until a single card comes out that can perform the same as two that are already out?
Can someone straighten me out here? Any good articles of reference?
Apologies and thanks.