E6600 or wait for Q6600

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E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by Holston » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:58 am

Now wondering if i should wait July 22nd and get Q6600 instead of E6600 with 44$ price difference. Is it

worth waiting then buy quad core for $44 price difference or just stick with core 2 duo?

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by vbironchef » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:56 am

4 cores always better than 2. Fold on!

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by Apoptosis » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:39 pm

I'd wait till the July 22nd price drops...

Rumor has it that Intel will price its Core 2 Quad Q6600 to below $300 and its Core 2 Duo E6750 to below $200. Intel has not confirmed any such pricing, but these kinds of media leaks have a tendency to be substantive.

Right now at newegg the E6700 is $318.00 according to Anandtech's leaks the E6750 will be just $183....

Something to think about heck the E6850 will be $266 and if they are right (which is likely) then these are killer prices.

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by vbironchef » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:04 pm

Is not 8 cores better than 4? I say yes. If dollars matter to you, by all means go with the cheaper. If you want to try to keep up with teck, Then go with as many cores as possible. The price difference of a couple of hundred bucks? So what.
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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:17 am

This is the latest pricing info I've seen, granted it's for 1000 unit tray CPU's, but in the past retail prices have been fairly close.
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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by Zertz » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:22 pm

What is "TXT" that the Quads and E6540/E4X00 don't have?

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by Apoptosis » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:15 am

Zertz wrote:What is "TXT" that the Quads and E6540/E4X00 don't have?
Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) - previously known as LaGrande. This is the first time TXT has been included on Intel desktop processors...

Wikipedia Says This about TXT:
Trusted Execution Technology (TET or TXT), formerly known as LaGrande Technology is a key component of Intel's initiative of "safer computing" . Intel claims that it will be very useful, especially in the business world , as a way to defend against software-based attacks aimed at stealing sensitive information. Although commonly advertised by Intel as security technology, the Free Software Foundation claims that it can also be used to enable development of more advanced, tamper-resistant forms of DRM, and can be abused to achieve vendor lock-in.

It consists of a series of hardware enhancements, to allow for the creation of multiple separated execution environments, or partitions. One component is a relatively new chip residing on the motherboard, called the TPM (Trusted platform module), which allows for secure key generation and storage, and authenticated access to data encrypted by this key. Note however, that the private key stored in the TPM is generally not available to the owner of the machine, and never leaves the chip under normal operation. The TPM additionally provides for a means of remote assurance of a machines security state. Another component is DMA page protection.

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by graysky » Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:57 pm

Holston wrote:Now wondering if i should wait July 22nd and get Q6600 instead of E6600 with 44$ price difference. Is it worth waiting then buy
quad core for $44 price difference or just stick with core 2 duo?
What are you going to do with it would be the key question to ask. Most of the time, my cores are sitting idle; very few games/apps actually use all 4 cores in my experience. x264.exe is a notible exception. It uses all 4 cores very efficiently. If you have an interest, see this thread over at doom9 I started. You can see MANY different CPUs/settings benchmarked encoding the same avisynth script to x264.
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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by zachig » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:56 am

I think it's definitely worth the wait.

And beside that, it's already the 23/July and prices already went down, so if you having purchased one, now it's time to grab a nice Q6600.

Too bad I bought my E6600 for almost the same price ($235) :( , but that was 3 months ago... :?

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by Sapientun » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:30 pm

I would personally go with the Q6600. Much more future proof for not that much more $$$. Plus 4 cores would be amazing in folding :mrgreen:

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by werty316 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:51 pm

I woudl avoid any current Intel quadcore due to the heat they generate. I would wait for the Penryn.
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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:08 pm

I second with werty

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Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Post by CoolZone » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:25 pm

i'd really suggest a q6600,it's more future proof and please wait to get the q0 revision

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