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    Quad core, worth another £9?

    hello,

    I recently purchased a system from SCAN, which included the E6600. I got an offer from SCAN, which basically allows me to upgrade to a Q6600 for an extra £9.

    I've looked at reviews, and I'm not impressed.

    What do you think, should I take it?

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    hell yes!!

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    Definitely, it wont make much difference right now as not much is multi-threaded yet, but in the next few months more and more multi-threaded games and programs will be appearing.

    And for £9 come on I spend £9 on lunch

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    Absolutely, definitely

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    What about in today's games? Isn't it slower?

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    it wont be any slower in today's games but hopefully more of next generations games may be able to take advantage of multi core processors more effectively
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    there was a tech demo released a while back outlining that valve were attempting to redevelop the steam engine for multiple threads. I'll try dig it out for you, as i noticed a significant improvement in performance and rendering capabilities.

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    for an extra £9 definitely
    i'm just waiting for the price to drop a little more and i'll swap my E6600 for a Q6600

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    Sounds more like a supermarket offer Buy 2 get 2 free;lol: , well ok £9. I'd go for it.

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    Hey if you're still not sure, I'll send you £9 and my E4300 which is good for 3.3ghz as a swap

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    hello,

    Thanks again guys.

    By the way, I've had a look at the pricing, and it turns out the Q6600 will be £8 cheaper than the duo.

    I've been looking at reviews, and from what I can see there is no large benefit at all, especially in today's games. Although this is still worth it, I can see that unfortunetly power consumption is also higher.

    In addition, I have the option to upgrade whenever I want in the future.

    What do you think?

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    It's a good deal. You won't notice the difference now, but would in two years.
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    BTW, I just worked out that it would cost about £20 extra in power bills to run for 6hrs a day for half a year.


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