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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 2 Nov 2006.

  1. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Nehalem is a place in Oregon, its featured activities include: Lodging, Fishing and Kayaking. It's close to a very scenic area.

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  2. Tim S

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    Brilliant.
     
  3. Narvi

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    Are there any true multithreading software out? Like Valve is trying to do with its Source engine? If there are not, then quad core is probably underrated right now.
     
  4. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    doug you are a horrible person.
     
  5. DougEdey

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    Yes, yes I am. That's probably why I have no girlfriend.
     
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    ooo poor doug, much the better though, girls are a waste of time and emotion at this point in my life, things may be different for you as i dont know how old you are.
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  7. Ringold

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    Well, if you check the review, you'll note most encoding software tends to be to various degrees.

    Only apps I use daily that are nicely multithreaded:
    WinRAR
    7zip
    BOINC (sorta, okay, not really, but it works)

    And once in a blue moon, I'll use MediaCoder to compress with x264, but it only seems to use 70-80% on my dual-core system so it could be further improved in that regard. (open to suggestions for better apps too)

    Source will be the first game with serious multithreading in it.

    So, it's coming. If it were in my budget range, I wouldn't call quad core useless or anything, but I can't bring myself to pay more than about what an E6600 goes for at the moment on a CPU.
     
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    Any 3D modelling software is heavily multithreaded. :)
     
  9. DougEdey

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    And has been since network rendering.
     
  10. Mother-Goose

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    From the looks of that article it would make more sense to buy the Q6600 when it comes out and OC it rather than plumping for the QX6700, or just get the X6800 dual, mmmm future proofing makes me thinking Q6600
     
  11. Bluephoenix

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    I've been using a QX6700 and have actually run it against a friend's X6800 (borrowed) with the X6800 at 3GHz and my QX at 3.15GHz

    the QX6700 topped the X6800 in multiple game tests and also in encoding and decoding, the QX showed about a 60% lead in CAD anaylsis and rendering (SolidWorks COSMOS, Lightwave)

    My recommendation for those who want to have a system that will do fine for a while is to get a Q6600 or a QX6700 and overclock it

    [and when paired with 2 GTX's on a 24" and 4GB XLC the graphics are just obscene]

    (for the test the systems were identical in all aspects except for processors)
     
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    argh old thread resurection..
     
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