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Old 04-03-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default E8400 at 3.6Ghz vs Intel Quad Q6700 at 2.66Ghz

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Well me and my friend are in a little debate on what CPU is better, E8400 at 3.6Ghz(oced) or the Quad Q6700 at 2.66Ghz(stock). I say the Q6700 even though it is not oced but what do u guys think ?

CPU Information:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6Ghz

http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=33910

Vantage Score: 7296 (something cant be right with that score?)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66Ghz

http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=30790

Vantage Score: 35465
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Default Re: E8400 at 3.6Ghz vs Intel Quad Q6700 at 2.66Ghz

It depends on what you're doing with it. For gaming, the duo would be amazing. For editing, the quad takes it all the way. If you're just a benchmarker, quad is the way to go.
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Default Re: E8400 at 3.6Ghz vs Intel Quad Q6700 at 2.66Ghz

Wait 6 months...

For gaming it will be the quad. no matter what speed that duo is at
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Default Re: E8400 at 3.6Ghz vs Intel Quad Q6700 at 2.66Ghz

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Wait 6 months...

For gaming it will be the quad. no matter what speed that duo is at
plus you can overclock the quad with a decent cpu cooler to that
so y not have the best of both worlds =P
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Wait 6 months...

For gaming it will be the quad. no matter what speed that duo is at
And in six months, get an i7.
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And in six months, get an i7.
why would u want to do that ? in about 7-10 months im sure their will be a new line of cpu's. I7 came out a few months ago and new cpu's come out usually around the 12 month(1 year) period. It wont be that much expensive either because when the i7's first came out my Q6700 was still about $260 and the i7 920 was $290-$300. So if your going to wait 7 months for an i7, mind aswell just drop the i7 and get the new cpu that will be getting released
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Default Re: E8400 at 3.6Ghz vs Intel Quad Q6700 at 2.66Ghz

There's also the Core i5's coming out too.
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