Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

E6850 OR Q6600??

Tags:
Last response: in CPUs
Share
June 14, 2007 1:02:19 PM

I am not sure which to choose between the the E6850 and the Q6600, as from 22nd july they will both be $266. I beleive that the E6850 is presently faster but in the future there will be more multi-treading applications so the Q6600 will gain speed....but im confused.. Any suggestions?? Thanks Ry@n.

More about : e6850 q6600

June 14, 2007 1:05:23 PM

AHHHHHHHHHHHH ITS ALL HAPPENING AGAIN!!

-- I've asked this question about 10 times as well as everyone else on the board, use the search function or just browse the cpu and homebuilt sections.

Cliff notes: get the q6600 if you are planning to keep your system for a few years, there will be more multithreaded programs/games coming out over the next couple of years... if you upgrade often and you have $$ get a 6850 cause it'll be faster and overclock better but if you upgrade a lot you will probably want a new quad core in the future.
June 14, 2007 1:08:43 PM

thxx sry im new i didnt know bout the search feature:) 
Related resources
June 14, 2007 1:14:21 PM

np im just being an ass... that question is on everyones mind, q6600 is probably the best bet because although you may be able to get an extra 500-1000mhz out of the 6850 a 3.0ghz aircooled quad is still pretty fast and good enough to run anything today and when more programs come out to support it it will beat the 6850 running at fast clocks. plus the epenis factor is 2x.
June 14, 2007 1:29:44 PM

how about half life ep2 and crysis and whatever else thats going to support more cores?
June 14, 2007 1:43:16 PM

Q6600 for sure
June 14, 2007 1:47:56 PM

i think ok wid the Q6600 i'll go 4 dat but wat about the mobo? is it logical to go 4 a P35 or a 680i?? or i'll be better off wid a 650i sli or a P965?? coz i plan to keep the system 4 about 2/3 years so probably by that time niether the P35 chispset would be compatible wid the processors of that day...so might aswell get a dirty 650 sli like the Abit FP-IN9 sli or the MSI P6N sli Platinum... i dunno but...:S
June 14, 2007 1:49:08 PM

2 quick questions:

1) when is the E6850 coming out? is it 45nm? (FSB 1333)

2)is the $266 Q6600 you guys are talking about, the 45nm version (FSB 1333)?
June 14, 2007 1:50:58 PM

1. july 22nd, its not 45nm but it is 1333fsb
2. the q6600 is not 45nm either and its 1066fsb

mght as well get the p35 its the new p965 and the prices are pretty cheap these days... can get the p35-ds3r for 140
June 14, 2007 1:55:33 PM

soo price performance the P35 is better that the 650? thxx and about ram... i think i'll be better off wid DDR2 till now ay?
June 14, 2007 2:53:36 PM

I'm waiting for the E4600 in Q4 '07 for $133.

It's 2.4 ghz with 800 FSB (200x12!). Hopefully, it can overclock to 4.0 ghz with a 1333 FSB.
June 14, 2007 7:01:10 PM

get the q6600 and overclock it so it uses 333mhz fsb for fsb1333
even without overclocking, it would still r0ck :D 
June 14, 2007 7:06:35 PM

why does everybody talk about overclocking?? u know that it decreases it's life?? i want a cpu to keep at stock speeds than maybe if before i eradicate it i will overclock it, but not when it's new. or the life ull decrease for it wont affect you?? coz u'll have already changed it way b4?? u know wats the life time of a CPU??
June 14, 2007 7:55:40 PM

The effect that overclocking has on a cpu's lifetime is insignificant unless you increase the voltage a lot or have poor cooling.
June 14, 2007 8:59:56 PM

Quote:
why does everybody talk about overclocking?? u know that it decreases it's life?? i want a cpu to keep at stock speeds than maybe if before i eradicate it i will overclock it, but not when it's new. or the life ull decrease for it wont affect you?? coz u'll have already changed it way b4?? u know wats the life time of a CPU??
By the time it dies from being overclocked you'll be using it for target practice.
June 14, 2007 9:14:27 PM

Q6600

You can turn it into a 3.0 ghz monster with ease.
June 14, 2007 9:43:26 PM

E6850 . i doubt you ll use more than two cores in the next year or two. and when they wil use youll be able to get faster quads for less bucks and maybe actually use the 4 cores.
June 15, 2007 1:59:32 AM

I'll go Q6600....

Its quad and its much powerful than DC's especially when softwares are going get up and support Quads... :arrow:
!