I already own a Q6600, and by no means regret it, but I know the other very popular gaming CPU is the E8400. I was wondering which one generally performs better, or has higher 3DMark Vantage scores. We'll assume both are at their highest average gaming clocks, E8400 ~3.8-4.0, and the Q6600 being ~3.0 - 3.4.
stay with the quad. As things stand now, the high potential clock speed of the e8400 will be better for games, but more and more games are being optimised for quad cores. Best not to waste money on a dying chip.