Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 or Quad Q6600? Tags: CPUs Core Intel Quad Last response: October 23, 2007 12:18 AM in CPUs Share csquared587 October 22, 2007 11:40:29 PM Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 or Quad Q6600? I will be gaming and recording audio. Which one would be better for me? Theres about a $110 difference. More about : intel core duo e6550 quad q6600 bornking October 22, 2007 11:58:17 PM For audio, Quad, no contest. For games (today's games) either or. For games (tomorrow's games) Quad. Yes there is a $110 difference but there is also a HUGE difference in overall performance with the right software. Some might flame you for even comparing these two (even with the price difference), so I warn you. Anywho, it is worth it all the way my friend. Unless you save your cash and go with a new Penryn in January. Now THAT is worth it! chookman October 23, 2007 12:06:41 AM Please check other threads first http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/245794-28-intel-core-e6850-intel-core-quad-q6600 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimmysmitty a c 127 à CPUs October 23, 2007 12:18:42 AM I agree. I decided on quad. I also picked a mobo to use to upgrade to Penryn later on since the equivalent quad Penryn will be aroud the same price with more cache, less heat and better performance. So get yourself a P35+ board that way you can get a Q9450/9650. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedbest possible GPU card for Intel Core Duo E6550 2.33Ghz + GA-P35-DS3R rev .2 Forum Intel Quad Q6600 Vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - Electricity Bill Forum ASUS P5ND2-SLI good with Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or Quad Q6600? Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (45nm) OR Intel core 2 quad q6600 Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 OR Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ? Forum Overclocking Intel core 2 duo e6550 Forum Overclocking an Intel Core 2 Duo e6550 Forum intel core 2 duo E6550 vs E6600 Forum First time overclocking want to overclock Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Forum SolvedIs it worth it to swap a core2duo e8400 for a core2quad q6600 Forum SolvedIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600: Overclock or upgrade? Forum SolvedIntel core 2 quad q6600 or Intel Pentium G3258 Forum E6400 C2Duo or Q6600 Core 2 Quad and Cooling Forum SolvedIntel® Pentium® Processor J2900 vs core 2 quad q6600 Forum Intel Quad-Core Q6600 or Duo E6850 for DAW? Forum SolvedIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU compatible with 945g chipset Forum SolvedIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 heatsink fan questions. Forum SolvedIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 & Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Forum SolvedPutting a 1.65v in a GA-G41MT-D3 + Intel Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4GHz Forum Core 2 Duo E4400 to Core 2 Quad Q6600 worth it for gaming? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !