i have an e6750 running at 3.2 for the past year with no problems coupled with a 4870. but the recent price drops of the quads has piqued my interest. would it be worth it to jump up to a q6600 or even a 9550? or should i wait for the i7s in a few years? i mostly game and am thinking about the requirements/optimization of games like Fallout and FC2.
i'm sure this question has already been asked in a variety of ways, but thanks in adavance.
If I were you id wait till this xmas, your pc should run fine till then. After i7 comes out I expect a very big price drop on current quads (Q6600, Q9550, ect) so just wait. And a e6750 at 3.2 should tackle fallout and fc2 easy, theyre optimisation for quads is probably minor and will make little difference, its all in the GPU.
It is very hard, I have a family member that works for Intel so i can get CPU's for pretty cheap. That influences my brain even more. I've been thinking about putting my dual core to rest and getting a quad but not much is optimized right now so there isn't really a point. However, if more apps were multi-threaded I'd have a quad in a second.