Overclocking E6850 or Q6600 July 22nd?

Anyone else excited as I am about the price drop and the new 6850? Hopefully you are. I was just wondering what you all think would be the better choice for overclocking? And who else is planning to purchase one of these on the upcoming release date?
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  1. there is already a thread about this.. plz open your eyes next time.
  2. Soooooorry, geez, i didnt see it when i was looking through, some people are just cranky lol
  3. dont mid bull seems he has time to post just not to answer you.
    With all the posts on these boards its easy to mis an existing one somtimes.

    I think its a matter of preference and cost.
    Some will argue the cheapest chip you can clock well is the way to go while others would say go for the 6850 and see how high you can go, I would look around at others overclocks and see whats been accomplished.

    Those 6850's are going to be expensive, but I bet they drop the price on the 6800's when they come out, either way for my money I would go with the 6850, thats just me.

    Lump
  4. It will al depends on what you want to do witch your pc. If it's only for gaming, then go with the E6850 cause of it's higher clock. If your planning to multi-task very much, then go witch the Q6600 cause of the 4 core's....
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    Those 6850's are going to be expensive, but I bet they drop the price on the 6800's when they come out, either way for my money I would go with the 6850, thats just me.

    Lump


    US$266, just like the Q6600. They'll have locked multipliers, apparently.

    I wouldn't count on the "extreme" products (X6800, QX6700) getting cheaper. Intel seems to just stop producing extreme versions rather than cutting their prices. I could still get a Pentium EE for CDN $1200 up to a few weeks ago, if I really wanted it :lol:
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    It will al depends on what you want to do witch your pc. If it's only for gaming, then go with the E6850 cause of it's higher clock. If your planning to multi-task very much, then go witch the Q6600 cause of the 4 core's....


    Very true... x264.exe uses all all 4 cores very effectively. Beyond that app, I am unaware of other apps that will. If you don't do a lot of video encoding/editing, you might be better off with the dual core chip. Higher clock and less heat.
  7. -How will the e6850 be any different from a e6600 overclocked to 1333fsb (9x 333)? Anyone know where or if they differ at all in the specs?

    -Do you guys anticipate a large overclocking headroom on the e6850 or not? Cause I bought the post-price drop e6600 (260$) and it overclocks really poorly. 1.475 vcore isnt enough to run stable @3200mhz. Is the e6850's cheap price & factory high fsb an indication that it too might overclock poorly or are you guys more optimistic then me?
  8. Good question. I think the answer is: it's not. It may have a different TDP rating and native 1333 FSB support. As you pointed out, the FSB really doesn't matter.

    I dunno about the headroom. I think if the FAB is the same, you're limited by heat production at higher and higher vcores so again, I don't see the difference.
  9. ive heard the 6800 easily go up to 4.0ghz
  10. bad advice. :) we will see huuuge advantage with more cores soon.. games like crysis, alan wake and so on.
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