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Old 04-04-07, 10:40 AM   #21
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Default Re: Intel X6800 vs. Intel QX6700

The X6800 would be the better chip in theory, since it is
  • higher clockspeed, thus bad smp scaling apps such as game are better
  • unlocked multi (QX6700 has it too)
  • less heat, thus should overclock better

In practice, however:
  • Pricing the X6800 as it is is a total joke. Only insane people would buy it.
  • The unlocked multiplier and the less heat don't buy you anything since recently delivered dual-cores don't overclock much if any.
  • It is only 2.93 GHz, when e.g. Woodcrests are available with 3.0 GHz. Joke.

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