C2d e8400 vs c2q q8300

ok i have the intel core 2 duo e8400.
but im looking for upgrade 2 a quad core..

which one of these CPU's are beter for gaming- i play all games cod, crysis, fallout, farcry.. and i play on my 24inch LG 1920x1080 monitor..

which is better..?
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  1. the quad helps in those multi threaded games but overall the C2Q will give u better results
  2. If you are primarily gaming, there's no reason to upgrade to a quad. If you were to,however, the Q9550 makes more sense.
  3. ok so get a quad or not? :S

    i was allso looking at the core2quad Q6600? would this be better than the c2d e8400 for gaming? (i will be overclocking the Q6600 if i get it 3Ghz+).
  4. The only equivlent Quad for an E8400 is Q9x50.
  5. ok.. cool.. emm..

    what about the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400?


    2.66 GHz

    1333 MHz

    6 MB

    45 nm

    ? how would this quad compare to the e8400? better/same or worse? :S

    thanks
  6. Quote:
    ok.. cool.. emm..

    what about the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400?


    2.66 GHz

    1333 MHz

    6 MB

    45 nm

    ? how would this quad compare to the e8400? better/same or worse? :S

    thanks


    Rinse and repeat.

    flyin15sec said:
    The only equivalent Quad for an E8400 is Q9x50.
  7. I have a q9400 and had a c2d before, but in terms of gaming performance, like they all said, you're not going to see much difference. If you do other things like video and audio encoding, you'll notice the extra cores, but most games aren't made to utilize 4+ cores yet. If not, just stick with the cd2 for now until you want to build or buy a new rig, then you can move up to a i7 machine.
  8. E8400 is better for gaming simply due to the fact that it can OC higher and games are not truly utilizing 4 cores as of late.

    My reasoning behind this is that by the time you will absolutely need 4 cores to play games, there will be cheaper/better 4-core solutions than the ones that are currently offered today.
  9. Take the C2Q if you dont intend to upgrade for the next few years or so.
    Also, quads help if you are using multiple GPU's. In fact, a GTX 295 run slower on a Pentium D Core E6300 as compare to a lower clocked Q8400.
    Also, games like GTA IV and BOut Paradise like quads.
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