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Need a gaming system

Discussion in 'Computers, Smartphones & Tablets' started by Arsonist420, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. dr_st

    dr_st E. Yokozuna

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    The Q6600 has 8MB cache, and even though the Q9300 has 6MB, it is still faster at stock clocks, by about 5-10%. The Q9450 which has a full 12MB of cache, a higher clock, and not a significantly higher price tag, should also be a good investment.
     
  2. Ehtereon

    Ehtereon Formerly known as Ehtereon

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    I probably won't go back to AMD for my next system. Unless the nest AMD core incorporates alot of the features I like about Intel's Conroe core. Mainly heat control. For such a powerful processor line, Conroes run very cool compared to the same speed AMD cores. The best thing I like about AMD is they slashed prices on everything after Conroe was released, so it is very easy to build a decent gaming rig for cheap with an AMD chip.
     
  3. Scerro

    Scerro Flame Haze

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    I know, its like the Q9300 is supposed to retail at ~280$, and the Q9450 is supposed to be ~320$. (USD) Its not much more for a few better things. Hopefully by the end of this summer they'll get a little price drop, or not be out of stock everywhere. Its almost impossible to find any Penryn processor anywhere.
     
  4. Leandros

    Leandros I know things.

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    Doubtful. Games utilising dual core are few and by the time quad core-optimised games come out there will be superior quad cores. Keep in mind that the Q6600 is simply 2 E6600s tacked next to eachother, making it quite a powerhog. Cache makes VERY little difference nowadays. I'd say get the E8400, it performs better (granted he doesn't overclock like mad) than the Q6600 in most applications.
     
  5. Scerro

    Scerro Flame Haze

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    I know that there are going to be superior quad cores, they're already rolling out all over the place. Have you noticed that there is the Q9300, Q9450, and Q9550? Its probably better to go for a Q9300 now instead of the Q6600. I think Q9300s are supposed to be about what the Q6600 was at the beginning of this year.(~275 USD)

    I'm just saying, you'll get more power if you get a quad core. Its probably going to be at least 1.5x the amount you would get in a dual core.
     
  6. Klown

    Klown Fetid Breath Since 1955

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    If something can take advantage of all the cores. Otherwise a duel core clocked at the same speed is just as good.
     
  7. Scerro

    Scerro Flame Haze

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    I know, but other processes can run on those cores, and they help with dual tasking.
     
  8. Leandros

    Leandros I know things.

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    You have to manually set the core affinity to each program each time it is run. It's quite a hassle for the very little advantage you get out of it.