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    Re: E6600 upgrade to Q6600 worth it?

    (And even if you do get £90 on Ebay, chances are, Ebay will take at least £10 off you)

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    Re: E6600 upgrade to Q6600 worth it?

    Not worth the upgrade TBH, unless you make use of the extra cores. In gaming there will be no difference in performance. In most applications that are MULTITHREDDED and are capable of using 4 or more threads the Q6600 will be quicker.

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    Re: E6600 upgrade to Q6600 worth it?

    If you mostly game, it wouldn't be worthwhile...

    What might be worth considering is upgrading to an E8400, and o/c it to 4GHz + and sell your E6600 (which should get between £55-65) to offset against the cost of the E8400....

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    Re: E6600 upgrade to Q6600 worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    The difference isnt that great if anything.
    Im not say the cores arent used. Im saying that games are specifically designed for them, especially quads.

    Its going to be the middle of next year at least before these Quads really start showing what they can do as the coders will start making software to actually use them to their full potential.
    Yeah, with games such as Alan Wake which will be programmed so that different cores do different stuff, e.g. one for physics, one for audio, etc.

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