Alright I have the choice of these two CPU's and I was wondering which will perform better with two 8800 GTX's, anyhow the people I am building the PC from currently do not have the Quad cores in stock but will have them within 3 weeks. So my question is , what is the performance difference between the two, is the quad core even better then the dual X6800? Thanks.
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December 5, 2006 7:56:35 PM
You cannot have two X6800, they dont support SMP, so that's a moot point.
For the same price, I would get the quad because you can most likely overclock it 266mhz and get the same performance in all the application and in encoding and such get a really good boost.
For current game and most games coming next year, you won't see a performance increase with a quad core. You will however get a higher 3Dmark score =).
If you mainly play games, don't want to wait 3 weeks, can save 300$, got the X68 route otherwise I think you get more for your money with the QX67.