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#1 12 years ago

Quad cores... I heard intels dropping prices on the quads today, is it true? and how much is the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700? also is it better to get the q6700 or q6600 whats the difference between those?




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#2 12 years ago

I wouldn't get a Quaddy just yet. I will be getting one, but not for a while.




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#3 12 years ago

I almost wonder if they're anticipating AMDs quads soon to be released outperforming theirs with it's integrated four cores on one die architecture using shared cache. Can't wait to see the shoot out at the old coral on this one. :ak3::aug:




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#4 12 years ago

I really suggest you have watercooling if you plan on extensive overclocking (overclocking for a permanent gain, not a temporary one)

The quad cores, especially at the higher speeds run a bit hot under load. Overclock them on top of that and you could run into stability problems.


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#5 12 years ago

The new 45nm CPUs soon to be released will likely handle overclocking better due to more performance per watt ratio. The more efficient a processor the less heat and more reliability. Core 2 Duos can handle OCing with no voltage increase. The new Intel quads (see Penryn thread) may have that capability too. Personally though I agree that it's best to wait until '08 reveals much new tech that will be released before deciding. If Intel ever makes an integrated quad with 4 cores on one layer and shared cache, it will likely be quite a chip. AMD will be frst to release such architecture though, so don't count them out.




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#6 12 years ago
>Omen<;3864804The new 45nm CPUs soon to be released will likely handle overclocking better due to more performance per watt ratio. The more efficient a processor the less heat and more reliability. Core 2 Duos can handle OCing with no voltage increase. The new Intel quads (see Penryn thread) may have that capability too.

The shift to 45nm won't have that much of an impact on overclockability by itself. For those with temp issues, they might allow for a couple hundred extra MHz, but nothing spectacular. As far as C2D overclocking without a voltage increase, that's true for any architecutre--to a point. I've got about a 33% overclock going on my E6600, with a slight bump in Vcore. Anything higher will require about a .15-.2V increase, which is pretty common for Conroe based on my observations of others' results.

If Intel ever makes an integrated quad with 4 cores on one layer and shared cache, it will likely be quite a chip. AMD will be frst to release such architecture though, so don't count them out.

Not "if", "when".

The official market price of the Q6600 is $266. That's less than I paid for me E6600. If you don't yet have a CPU, get the Q6600, because it's frankly a better option for not that much more money. It's more than you likely need right now, but will help stave off an upgrade next year. The only exception I can justify to this is of you want clock speeds in excess of ~3.3GHz. Kentsfield really isn't capable of much more than this at the moment, so if that's important to you, Conroe is your better bet (the E6850 is also listed as $266).