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Intel Price Cuts : Quad core for £350 ?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Subliminal Aura, 12 Apr 2007.

  1. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Nantwich

    Amazing how quickly things get outdated, isn't it?
     
  2. nicktay2605

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Mar 2007

    Posts: 3,861

    Are these quads really worth it? Or only worth it for rendering? All I'm doing on my computer is gaming and general use, no editing or rendering. So does this make a quad core purchase a waste of money considering I have a pretty new E6600?
     
  3. Big.Wayne

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,687

    Location: London

    I don't think so! :D

    £350, for a CPU? are you out of your mind!!!!! :eek:
     
  4. megatron

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2002

    Posts: 4,263

    Location: Kent

    For gaming am I correct in thinking dual core (or even quad core), is only used in games which are specifically made to use multiple cores. Ive only seen a handful of games specifically saying dual core let alone quad core. Ive seen reviews saying things like "u can encode and play games at the same time", doesnt really stike me as being particularly useful.

    If Im playing a single player game I might have a P2P app in the background but u dont need a whole other core to do that. Ill be getting a core2 soon, still on opteron [email protected]
     
  5. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: 13 May 2003

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    Location: Warwickshire

    History shows it's never truly worth spending more than £150 on a CPU for an average home user!
     
  6. gurusan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

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    Location: Portland, OR

    I'll wait til they drop in price a bunch and can get one used.

    I just made the C2D jump from AMD x2 and now my next upgrade will be the GPU....R600 depending on pricing....or maybe 8800GTX
     
  7. The $6m Dan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,379

    Location: Leeds

    There are very few games that benefit from multiple core processors. Supreme commander is the only one I can think of that sees big benefits from dual and quad cores. Most games see much smaller gains, but that will change over time. Alan Wake and the Source engine are supposedly going to see big gains from multiple cores. Not sure when they're out though, later this year I think.
     
  8. easyrider

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    Thats how much the opteron 170 were (around300) and if IIRC you had about 5 lmao :D
     
  9. easyrider

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    I think people are forgetting how much a AMD x2 4400 was when they were released.
     
  10. A2Z

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 May 2005

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    Location: London

    so true! im also still on opty [email protected] and its fine for me, it really depends on what you use your PC for and if you NEED to upgrade to a more expensive CPU.
     
  11. easyrider

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    I use my laptop 75% of the time or surfing email etc...

    its a P4M 2ghz

    However I video edit on my main PC and a quad core really is something special
     
  12. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,420

    Location: Scotland

    Think i'm going to go sell my 6600 and go for this, although i wonder how the temps will be when overclocked and now we are coming into the warmer weather.
     
  13. easyrider

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    My QX6700 reached 70c under water when clocked to 3.6ghz :eek:

    They do pump out some heat
     
  14. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    Indeed but when you think about it, that's not 1 core, not 2 and not 3 but 4 cores at 3.6 (+vcorex4). That's an impressive amount of power in both heat and computational speed.
     
  15. Johnnytoxic

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    Joined: 13 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,798

    Until sony sort out the PS3 and its fussy mpeg4 tastes Im doing lots of video converting. I welcome 8 cores :)