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which is better for gaming core 2 extreme qx6850 or core 2 quad 8400
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  1. Core 2 quad is better for gaming
  2. How?please tell me because c2 extreme has l2 8mb and c2 quad has l2 4mb.
  3. How?please tell me because c2 extreme has l2 8mb and c2 quad has l2 4mb.
  4. qx6850 is better since with more cache (important back then) and is clocked about 333mhz higher and the 8400 was only a minor arch tweak(sorta like sandy to ivy but even less perforamnce gain)
  5. Thanks friends.
  6. The extreme is better.
  7. Can I play hard core game like crysis 3,battlefield3,medal of honor warfighter on core 2 extreme qx6850 with high setting?
  8. mou99 said:
    Can I play hard core game like crysis 3,battlefield3,medal of honor warfighter on core 2 extreme qx6850 with high setting?


    Hello,

    As a CPU the Extreme is better. But depending on your graphics card, you should set the game settings. The CPU doesn't play a big role in graphics when it doesn't limit the Graphics card.

    So, what is your graphics card?

    Crysis3/Battlefield 3 are also demanding games. I would recommend at least a GTX660 if you want to play on high settings or a Radeon HD 7850/7870
  9. wow the prices on the extreme cpu lol, is there a specific reason you're going that route?
  10. the extreme quadcore wins hands down.
  11. ^ i am thinking he has an LGA775 platform and wants a cpu upgrade and can get one of these for cheap

    I was originally planning to grab an q9550 for about $100 to upgrade my old LGA platform (would perform better than anything at that price (i3) and OCing to about 3.8ghz but the deal fell through so I got an i5 instead

    The hothardware one is really interesting

    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Can-A-New-GPU-Rejuvenate-A-Five-Year-Old-Gaming-Rig-/?page=1

    http://www.overclock.net/t/963382/q9650-4-05ghz-vs-e8500-4-05ghz-vs-i5-2500k-4-04ghz-benchmark-results

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6670/dragging-core2duo-into-2013-time-for-an-upgrade
  12. Be careful, Crysis 3 is supposed to be really heavy on the CPU! even with a couple GTX 680's or HD 7970's you probably wont run it maxed out with that CPU. You will be CPU limited
  13. CPU usage is not that bad right now on crysis 3. I hit max usage on 2 cores and 1 core lightly used in the beta

    I can play it with 60fps avg on sig rig 1080p high 2xAA

    As long as he is willing to OC the CPU to about 3.8ghz, he can get pretty much core i3 perf in lightly threaded games and maybe even outperform the i3 in more heavily threaded games

    This review includes an OC q6600 @3.0ghz (the extreme would perform a bit better since its sped is the same but more cache)
    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/GPU-Redux-Can-Old-DualCores-Drive-A-Modern-Graphics-Card/
  14. he should be fine for crysis3 overclocked to 3.5 3.6. + a 7950 or 670 or 660ti
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