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Why is Q6700 $290 more than Q6600?

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March 29, 2008 11:48:27 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Q6600 2.4GHz $249
Q6700 2.66GHz $539

$290 more for 0.26GHz

makes no sense

Anyway I heard that April 20th the Q6600 drop to $224 & the Q6700 drop to $266

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March 30, 2008 1:15:36 AM

Because people are foolish enough to buy it. Get the Q6600 with a P35 mobo and you get a free OC to 3G i.e., no increase in voltage.
March 30, 2008 1:26:58 AM

higher multiplier. overclocking ability has more options. thats all.
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March 30, 2008 1:38:17 AM

The Q6700 is 10% faster and does that without overclocking. This means you get the additional speed and still keep the warranties and don't need to know how to overclock. It's good for less technical people or for corporations who want to minimize IT headaches. For example where I work they bought me a new machine with a Q6700 last year.
March 30, 2008 2:11:06 AM

Hmm, I thought the Q6700 was supposed to be around $270 by now?
March 30, 2008 2:14:52 AM

The Q6700 is the exact same hardware as G0 stepping Q6600, just running at higher clock. You can think of this as factory overclocking, which is identical to do-it-yourself overclocking. :p 
March 30, 2008 2:40:11 AM

because Intel has never been shy about the fact that they will ass-rape anybody they can whenever they can (just like the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition for over $1000), but for some reason people still buy their stuff.
March 30, 2008 2:43:50 AM

MrManO1 said:
because Intel has never been shy about the fact that they will ass-rape anybody they can whenever they can (just like the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition for over $1000), but for some reason people still buy their stuff.



Meh, if boneheads have money, let them spend it. Stimulates the economy. :na: 
March 30, 2008 2:50:20 AM

I would rather invest the $290 in something else
March 30, 2008 2:52:15 AM

If the price goes down & its only $30-$50 more then that would make since.
March 30, 2008 4:31:35 AM

dagger said:
The Q6700 is the exact same hardware as G0 stepping Q6600, just running at higher clock. You can think of this as factory overclocking, which is identical to do-it-yourself overclocking. :p 
In this situation it is not the same as "do it yourself overclocking with a warranty". The q6700 has a speed of 10 x 266mhz = 2.66 ghz, while the multiplier on the q6600 is 9 (9 x 266 = 2.4 ghz). One cannot raise the multiplier on a non extreme edition, so one cannot get a multiplier higher than 9 on a q6600. All this means is the q6700 has more overclocking options to play with than the q6600, not worth the extra money with the q9450 out.
March 30, 2008 5:07:56 AM

You don't need to change the multiplier to OC the Q6600 as far as it will go. 3G at 1333 and 3.6 @1600. That only requires DDR2 800. If you want to go all out then 4.5G @ 2000 which requires DDR2 1066. I don't think anyone is running 4.5G so why do you need to change the multiplier? Right, you don't and the whole pay more than double for 266Mhz to get a higher multiplier is BS.

The extra 266Mhz isn't even worth the money if your not OCing, it's just not a big enough difference.
March 30, 2008 5:45:30 AM

Zorg is correct it comes down to people with more money than brains dropping the cash for a marginal increase in performance.
March 30, 2008 6:38:52 AM

The bleeding edge of performance always costs more than the benefits received.

Oh, and there are fewer and fewer units sold out on the bleeding edge.


BTW, to some of us the Q6600 is becoming long in the tooth, time to upgrade the CPU kind of chip. To mainstream office computers the Q6600 is out there on the bleeding edge.

March 30, 2008 7:08:32 AM

Great, but an additional 266Mhz isn't even really noticeable and the Q6700 is far from bleeding edge.

Q6600 isn't even fully utilized yet. It's certainly not the new shiny, but it's far from long in the tooth.
March 30, 2008 7:21:10 AM

In THG's system builder marathon, the q6700 did not overclock more than 3.7Ghz... and that was on liquid cooling!! Even they came to the conclusion that the trusty q6600 can overclock to same speeds... Hell I had mine running on 3.6 on air!!! (the same speed, they finally settled on for the q6700).. The extra multiplier does squat!
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March 30, 2008 7:57:17 AM

Pricing schematics are the loopholes that makes the company that extra add on money they wouldnt have gotten otherwise. You would be surprised how many people out there with deep deep deep pockets and little sense to recognize the marginal difference. Their salesman says this is the faster chip and they buy it.

Any company will have products used for that purpose and if it sells it sells and if they sell the Q6600 instead then thats one less AMD chip purchased and they still win.

Its just smart marketing for the company. A senseless waste of money to enthusiasts unless you like throwing money around. And a faster chip for that unknowing customer that gets taken for a ride.
March 30, 2008 8:37:46 AM

dagger :D 
March 30, 2008 8:58:03 AM

Good thing I only paid $240 for my Q6700, a DG33TL (I'm not using), and Vista Home Premium (which I sold for $100). After I sell the motherboard for $60, I'll have paid $80 for my Q6700. Not too shabby.
March 30, 2008 11:04:54 AM

where'd you get that from? :D 
March 30, 2008 12:50:46 PM

Evilonigiri said:
Hmm, I thought the Q6700 was supposed to be around $270 by now?


There is a Price Cut April 20th that drops the Q6600 to a $224 Tray price.
The Q6700 will also get a steep cut then too, but I don't recall what.

March 30, 2008 1:04:53 PM

To current Q6600 prices.
March 30, 2008 2:03:16 PM

.... Because there are no Phenoms that are as fast as the Q6700 on stock?
March 30, 2008 2:20:55 PM

Why? To fool the public of course
March 30, 2008 2:53:09 PM

As it stands now, the Q6700 costs far more than Q9450 for lower performance. :p 
March 30, 2008 10:58:45 PM

spuddyt said:
where'd you get that from? :D 


An Intel accomodation: http://retailedge.intel.com

BUT, there is a catch. You must be employed by a retailer who sells Intel. I used to work at Best Buy.
April 7, 2008 7:59:38 PM

Does anyone know when the next major price cut will come for the q6600?
April 7, 2008 8:26:02 PM

April 20th, per this thread.
July 21, 2008 6:03:15 PM

Because thats the way it is with cpus. The biggest cpu certain boards will run is usually always lots more than the next smaller size. The Q6700 is the biggest quad people who can only run 65nm cpus can run so they pay a premium for it. Same thing for the 3.6 Ghz Pentium D 960 or the 3.4 Ghz Northwood P4--biggest cpus some boards will run so people pay lots more for them. If you want a Q6700 get it on Ebay. Brand new sealed retail Q6700s are going for $250 from reputable sellers. People are still paying 1050 for the QX6850 online when they're going for 550 on Ebay.!!!
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July 21, 2008 6:07:33 PM

You do realize that this thread is obsolete now, right?

Oh, and the QX6850 is 65nm.
July 21, 2008 8:59:22 PM

I guess for the same reason the 9450(2.66GHz) is $329 and the 9550(2.83GHz or 170MHz more) is $549. People are sheep.
November 1, 2008 12:02:49 PM

Holly **** it's November and this is still popping up!
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November 1, 2008 8:03:04 PM

Only because you resurrected it...
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