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E8400 28 39.44%
Q6600 G0 37 52.11%
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Old 04-10-08, 03:09 PM   #13
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the quad core advantage becomes irrelevant at the speed the 8400 can reach with regard to encoding and the like if you are lucky and don't break it
so ,I don't know.

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Old 04-10-08, 03:19 PM   #14
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the quad core advantage becomes irrelevant at the speed the 8400 can reach

Thats not true at all. When Quad core is truley taken advantage of it spanks the dual core and LOST PLANET is a prime example of this potential and advantage that the extra two cores can make.

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Running Lost planet on an Nvidia 8600 card, the 2.4GHz quad system was able to outperform the 4GHz dual core system - and the heavily overclocked 4GHz quad kicked the butt of both of them.

Running on an 8800 GTX, the results put a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo at 50 frames per second, a 4GHz C2D at 80, 2.4GHz Quad at 84 and the 4GHz Quad at a stonking 129.

So here we have a stock clocked Quad core out performing a 4ghz dual core cpu. Once you factor in the fact that the Quad core can also be overclocked you can forget about it. You will not be hitting frequencies high enough on the dual core to over come the extra two cores of the overclocked quad core in this type of scenario.
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Old 04-10-08, 03:58 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 04-10-08, 05:05 PM   #16
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Thats not true at all. When Quad core is truley taken advantage of it spanks the dual core and LOST PLANET is a prime example of this potential and advantage that the extra two cores can make.

So here we have a stock clocked Quad core out performing a 4ghz dual core cpu. Once you factor in the fact that the Quad core can also be overclocked you can forget about it. You will not be hitting frequencies high enough on the dual core to over come the extra two cores of the overclocked quad core in this type of scenario.
Which Dual Core,e8400?

but still Lost Planet isn't really a clincher for me.

I was referring to a comparison of an overclocked qx9650 or some such and overclocked e8500 i'd seen where encoding is slightly better with the qx
Very exhaustive benchmark set where e8500 came out top on quite a few testsThen again they probably would have blown the e8500 after a month, Where the hell is that now?

im thinking more about e8500 vs q9450
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Old 04-10-08, 06:01 PM   #17
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tbh it depends on the game. most games dont utilize multi core, or at least dont utilize it very well.
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If Far Cry 2 is 100% going to utilize quad then that will help me with my own choice.
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Old 04-11-08, 03:19 AM   #19
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I will aventually go for a quad, but not until the 'pros' outweigh the 'cons'.

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It's the way of the future. Why else would Intel be working on these and 8 core CPUs?
Interesting question Zapa. Quads have been out for a good while now and I bet you could still count the games that fully use all four cores on one hand. The only benefit IMO would be for compression software.

Even on Crysis, I get better overall performance with this E8400 due to the higher FSB. The only thing I noticed with the Q6600G0 is that the physics were running at a slightly higher frame rate, the overall FPS was lower. Of course if I could get a Penryn quad with the same 9x multiplier as this E8400 for less than 200 I would go for it, but at current prices I can't justify it.
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Today, for min pwr, max OC, and max gaming (my gams), 8400 (or actually 8500 if/when I can get one). If/when the games & stuff I want to do run significantly better w/ quad, I'll go quad. Now, if I were building a system to hold me for >3 years, then I would probably go quad.
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