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2007-07-22T17:15:46Z

i was wondering which would be a better choice for future gaming a q6600 once the price cuts arive or one of the new e6850 1333fsb?

since both will be at almost the sme price i want too know which one is better for future gaming

 

thanks

Vassilis
2007-07-23T20:28:34Z
the quad core's they will be in use,after 1-at least,i think about 2!-years,and will be complete used,by the most of the games in about 2-3 years,so buy now a E6850,that has low tempatures states(in addition with Q6600,that is...i don't have words to describe,the tempatures of a q6600)plus they are most power efficient...

and in 2-3 years buy a quad core penryn,ofcourse you must buy a p35 based on-mobo to be sure that is full compatible with penryn...

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2007-07-24T15:44:29Z

thanks for the help, are u sure the p35 is the only mobo that supports penryn, i think the nvidia 680i supports it too?

MikeL_HH
2007-07-24T18:11:40Z

 You're correct. NVIDIA claims that the 680i will be able to support penryn with a BIOS update.

 

As for your original question, the E6x50 series would be better for gaming now. A quad-core will be great for gaming soon/later. What you should be buying now all boils down to how often you upgrade. If you think you're going to upgrade in 1-2 years, it's almost certainly going to be in your best interest to get a dual-core now since you can simply upgrade to a quad-core when heavily multi-threaded games arrive. Right now, frequency is still more important than having 4 cores instead of 2.

colt1911
2007-07-24T21:49:36Z

I read an artical today on the ASUS Forums that indeed the 680I motherboards will support the penryn  with a bios update. That is why I chose to go with the E6850 instead  of the Q6600. I 'll wait for  the price to come down and for more games and software to support the quads. The newer quads will use less power and therefore run alot cooler.

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2007-07-26T09:14:43Z

thanks for the help:)