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E6850 or Q6600 For Gaming?

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Hello, i would like to know if a E6850 is better than a Q6600 at gaming. on games such as WoW, CS:S, CoD2

i will be using one monitor at 1400x900. (not exact size)

I felt a E6850 would be better but does anyone have any benchmarks???

Thanks for your Time.
 
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The source engine is apperently going to be multithreaded and no doubt the other engines will follow suit so I would go for the quad tbh. You will notice a bigger difference using a high end card though for gaming so thats where I would invest.
 
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easyrider said:
Get a quad,

Come July the 22nd when the quads drop in price....Dual core will be antique :p

If hes mainly using hes system for games a Quad is just a waste. He would benefit from the higher GHZ than the extra cores.
 
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A Q6600 will be plenty fast for anything out now, and more so once Crysis, Alan Wake et al become the norm.

If you upgrade on a regular basis go dual, if not, longer term I would say the quad core is going to be a better buy.

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stickroad said:
If hes mainly using hes system for games a Quad is just a waste. He would benefit from the higher GHZ than the extra cores.


quads clock....


when they are around 6600 pricing there is just no point in getting a dual core
 
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