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    E6850 vs Q6600

    Hey,

    Quick question, both the E6850 and Q6600 are at £170 at Scan. What should I be buying? Don't really play that many games and do a fair amount of extracting files and handling data. But the E6850 is 3GHz x2 and the Q6600 is 2.4GHz x4...

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    get the q6600, it will benefit in the future.

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Get teh Quad!!!!

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    There's multiple threads of this kind already, but they all say the same thing, Q6600.
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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    alternatively you could get a Xeon X3220 for the same price: http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...?prodID=B80633
    It is the G0 stepping I've just bought one

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    whats the difference between a q6600 and a x3220?

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim Reaper View Post
    alternatively you could get a Xeon X3220 for the same price: http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...?prodID=B80633
    It is the G0 stepping I've just bought one
    Intresting........never thought of a xeon as an option is this chip better than Q6600 it seems to have 8meg cache.

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Isn't there a difference in the instruction set between the Q6600 and the Xeon equivilent? Also, don't you need to get ECC RAM when pairing up with a server processor?

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Isn't there a difference in the instruction set between the Q6600 and the Xeon equivilent? Also, don't you need to get ECC RAM when pairing up with a server processor?
    No I think you can still use normal DDR2 on that Xeon.

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    the only differences I can tell from looking at the intel spec sheets is a higher thermal specification (85 deg C vs 71), and narrower core voltage (1.1-1.372v vs 0.85 - 1.5v) for the xeon compared to the q6600.

    From what I have read elsewhere the only difference is that the xeon has better quality silicone hence the higher thermal specs.

    there was a discussion on this point in this forum somewhere when everyone was waiting for the G0 Q6600's to come out
    here it is http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ght=xeon+x3210
    Last edited by Grim Reaper; 16-10-2007 at 04:37 PM. Reason: added thread

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Quad

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    The Xeons are just the like normal Quads, I have a Q6600 and an X3210. They are 100% interchangeable.
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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim Reaper View Post

    From what I have read elsewhere the only difference is that the xeon has better quality silicone hence the higher thermal specs.
    Aye that's right

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Ok a Quad it is then.

    Next question £170 for Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz or £320 for Q6700 @ 2.66GHz. Price hike seems fairly huge for the small improvement. I'm guessing either will feel like lightening compared to my X2 4800 from nearly 3yrs ago!

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by Shmee150 View Post
    Ok a Quad it is then.

    Next question £170 for Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz or £320 for Q6700 @ 2.66GHz. Price hike seems fairly huge for the small improvement. I'm guessing either will feel like lightening compared to my X2 4800 from nearly 3yrs ago!

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    Re: E6850 vs Q6600

    I will never understand why some would be willing to pay nearly double the price for a 200mhz difference in speed, it boggles one's mind.

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