E8400 vs Q6600

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E8400 vs Q6600

Post by hnzw_rui » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:24 am

I'm waiting until mid-March, but if the Q9450 doesn't get released by then, I'll be getting either of the above. Question is, which would be better for video encoding? I realise that media encoding is one area where quad-cores shine but how would the E8400's higher clock speed (and higher overclock) and SSE4.1 affect encoding time? I know that codecs/encoders which make use of SSE4 extensions are currently limited to alpha and beta stages as of the moment but it shouldn't be too long before they're implemented in stable release versions.

This question is for the rig in my sig. It will only be used for video encoding and as a file server. No gaming whatsoever. I won't upgrade the processor after I've gotten either the E8400 or Q6600 (or Q9450 if it gets released) so that will be its final configuration. Next time I buy a processor would be when I build a brand-new rig in 2~3 years.

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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:18 pm

The next article Legit Reviews is going to pubish is on the E8500... In it we will have the Q6600, E8500, Phenom 9600 and four more CPU's in the charts. I did some Sony Vegas 8.0b testing, so that might interest you.

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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by hnzw_rui » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:23 pm

Apoptosis wrote:The next article Legit Reviews is going to pubish is on the E8500... In it we will have the Q6600, E8500, Phenom 9600 and four more CPU's in the charts. I did some Sony Vegas 8.0b testing, so that might interest you.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm looking forward to reading it. :P
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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:40 pm

I might post it up later today if I can get the thing cranked out... It's my bday today and everyone under the moon is calling me.

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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:50 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I might post it up later today if I can get the thing cranked out... It's my bday today and everyone under the moon is calling me.
Happy birthday! Take the day off already. You deserve it.

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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by hnzw_rui » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:16 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I might post it up later today if I can get the thing cranked out... It's my bday today and everyone under the moon is calling me.
Happy Birthday!
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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by kenc51 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:20 pm

Forget the review and enjoy the day Nate :partyman:

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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:32 pm

kenc51 wrote:Forget the review and enjoy the day Nate :partyman:
almost done ;)

Going to write the conclusion get it edited and post it... only 2:30pm here, so the day is young!

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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by martini161 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:33 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I might post it up later today if I can get the thing cranked out... It's my bday today and everyone under the moon is calling me.
happy birthday!
@ Dan: i dont know about you but if i was a tech reviewer everyday would be a day off for me! :P

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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by maj0r_pawnage » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:47 pm

how young are you today :D
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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by Sparky » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:57 pm

Apoptosis, happy b-day. Rule number one....always take your birthday off! Enjoy!
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Re: E8400 vs Q6600

Post by ibleet » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:03 pm

Happy birthday Nate! Cheers! :drinkers:

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