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Old 01-24-07, 07:17 AM   #61
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Oh no, the QX6700 is 2-5 FPS slower than a E6700 at the same clocks. Boy that Quad Core clearly sucks for gaming!

Yes, indeed. Considering it runs hotter and consume more power than the E6700 and can't overclock nearly as well.
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Old 01-24-07, 07:32 AM   #62
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My Quad overclocks way better than my E6600 with the same board, cooler and memory.
You probably got a bad E6600 then. The thing overcloaks to 3.9ghz on air, maybe even higher. I see you run your quad at 3.2, why not try 4.0.
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Old 01-24-07, 07:54 AM   #63
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You probably got a bad E6600 then. The thing overcloaks to 3.9ghz on air, maybe even higher. I see you run your quad at 3.2, why not try 4.0.
I wouldn't say bad, but unlucky, not many QX will do 4GHz on air, they just run to hot, but anyway Tiki I would go with the Quad I love mine
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Old 01-24-07, 08:23 AM   #64
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With the freezone cranked up I should be able to overclock the crap right out of it.

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Old 01-24-07, 08:28 AM   #65
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what's the best motherboard for the QX6700? not necessarily for overclocking, since i have no clue how, but for stability and most ports/features. also price is a factor. and one that doesn't crash on startup like the 680i with that new fast RAM

For stability and overclocking, there's no better board out right now than the Asus P5B Deluxe, IMO. But keep in mind it's not an SLI board.

The P5B Deluxe has been known to reach FSB's over 600 with dual-cores. Not sure about the quads, but I have a feeling it's a bit better than the 680i chipsets.
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Old 01-24-07, 08:31 AM   #66
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Yeah my E6600 isn't a good overclocker. Keep in mind not every E6600 will do 3.9 on air, so don't compare them like this.

My Quad is game stable at 3.47GHz with the Zalman. With a Freezone and a better BIOS I'll try 3.5GHz for my 24/7 clock.

What is your clock on the X6800?
Haven't really started overclocking my x6800 yet, waiting for ASUS to solve the bios vcore isssues first.
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Well as i said about Supreme commander

Core2 QX6700/Core 2 6700

1 core 19fps
2 core 37fps
3 core 51fps
4 core 57fps

In this multicore game you will need a Core 2 @ 4.2GHz to compete with a stock QX6700 so once you overclock the QX6700 the core 2 Duo will see nothing but dust.

Bring back the days of Single core Vs Dual core. Which won? Dual core in the end and the same will be true with 4, 8, and 16 cores. Quad cores have been around what 2 months and the game comes out in under a month so took 3 months for a mutli threaded game.
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Old 01-24-07, 11:06 PM   #69
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Well as i said about Supreme commander

Core2 QX6700/Core 2 6700

1 core 19fps
2 core 37fps
3 core 51fps
4 core 57fps

In this multicore game you will need a Core 2 @ 4.2GHz to compete with a stock QX6700 so once you overclock the QX6700 the core 2 Duo will see nothing but dust.

Bring back the days of Single core Vs Dual core. Which won? Dual core in the end and the same will be true with 4, 8, and 16 cores. Quad cores have been around what 2 months and the game comes out in under a month so took 3 months for a mutli threaded game.
RTS games are generally more CPU intensive than FPS's, so yeah you can probably benefit from a quad core if you play a lot of RTS games... not sure if SC is really multithreaded though, cause RTS isn't my cup of tea.

Anyways, no one is saying Quad will not win in the future. The question is do you really need to go quad now as a gamer, knowing that 45nm native quads will be coming out in Fall or early 2008? I know I'm gonna upgrade when they come out. If I were to build a new rig right this moment, however, I'd probably choose either the E6600 or 6700, unless I found a really great deal like the one posted in this thread... $730 for a QX6700.
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Well having played SC since the begining of the beta it reminded me of when TA first came out 10 years ago and no system could play it decently, at the time you needed a 400MHz P2, while at the time the fastest was the P1 MX233MHz. Well Crisis and a few other games are now becoming multi treaded so it's picking up faster then dual core did.
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Old 01-28-07, 09:00 PM   #71
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Just read the acticle on Intel showing off the new 45nm transitors and processors, and it seems that the first 45nm Penryn quad cores will be non-native again.
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I voted for Quad Core cause that would seem to be the better route from a gaming perspective.

I'm thinking that games such as Alan Wake will better make use of the four individual cores than it would of two faster clocked cores. After all, more and more games should be better suited for multi-core systems. Meaning having the two extra cores would come in handy eventually.
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