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E8400 28 39.44%
Q6600 G0 37 52.11%
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Old 04-11-08, 10:55 AM   #25
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Yea, just like Crysis was supposed to use all 4 cores too...and I don't count balancing 25% on each core as quad usage, that's merely lessening the burden on a dual core.
actually, xp/vista will split the load across multiple cores for you, as long as you dont have affinity set.
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Old 04-11-08, 12:00 PM   #26
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Old 04-11-08, 12:02 PM   #27
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Inconclusive polls ftl, was 13 to 12, made it 14 to 12 . Quad Core makes your entire system run smoothly, sure, most of your games probably won't run quite as fast as higher clocked dual core, but you can basically do whatever else you want in the background and still play games. Basically all modern games make good use of dual core, so if you're doing anything remotely intensive in the background, your fps will suffer. I couldn't go back to dual core simply because I've gotten used to the multitasking and being able to run all those extra processes without hurting my fps.
Thats not true.

If you are running anything above 1280x1024 the CPU isnt going to matter unless it's a game that uses quad core for physics or NPCs like Assassin's Creed or a UT3 based game. Assassins Creed on a 3.6Ghz Q6600 is much faster than my E3110 @ 4.2Ghz in the cities where there were alot of NPCs.
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Old 04-11-08, 12:05 PM   #28
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Thats not true.

If you are running anything above 1280x1024 the CPU isnt going to matter unless it's a game that uses quad core for physics or NPCs like Assassin's Creed or a UT3 based game. Assassins Creed on a 3.6Ghz Q6600 is much faster than my E3110 @ 4.2Ghz in the cities where there were alot of NPCs.
youre quad core is also running at 3.7GHz.
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Old 04-11-08, 01:03 PM   #29
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youre quad core is also running at 3.7GHz.

Even at 3.2 it was too though. Anybody can get a quad to 3.2ghz.
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Old 04-11-08, 02:22 PM   #30
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I have been super happy with my Q6600 (it does do 3.8 24/7)

BUT with that said I think that currently the E8400 is the best bet, all that I have seen have been able to do 4.0Ghz with minimal v core addition.

I have to do 1.5v on my 780i and 1.45v on my P5k to get 3.8 Ghz and I couldn't do it w/o water cooling.
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Old 04-11-08, 02:42 PM   #31
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It looks like duals have made a comeback now that its spring of '08 and we still don't have many games that take advantage of quad cores.

Last summer it would have been quad core 50-1.
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Old 04-12-08, 03:32 AM   #32
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Interesting thread. The clincher for most people is the cost of a product unless one has won the lottery (and not three numbers!!). On a price basis (at the minute) then the E8400 has the edge in my opinion as the Quad is still holding its price at present.

The lower power consumption (and thus heat) of the E8400 would be attractive to many environmentalists I am sure.

I think I will go for an E2220
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Old 04-12-08, 04:56 AM   #33
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Wolfdale ftw
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Old 04-25-08, 03:58 PM   #34
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TBH I've always chased the extra few fps in games and updated my system components rather stupidly. One generation to another etc...

Now, for the first time I've upgraded for the future and it feels really great!. My Q6600 @2.7 feels faster than my old E6400 @ 3ghtz in all game benchmarks. Plus I can leave all processes on!

I must say I'm a happy chappy all round!!

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