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Hardware Intel Core 2 refresh: QX6850, E6850 & E6750

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 17 Jul 2007.

  1. adidas

    adidas New Member

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    Exactly - maybe I've been around for too long, but I'll believe this 160 quid wonder when I see it. Until then, it's all hot air.
     
  2. Tim S

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  4. thefriscokid

    thefriscokid why s**t so crazy?

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    just about to order a q6600 along with the Abit IP35 Pro mobo.........................anybody want a e6600?
     
  5. DarkLord7854

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    I'll pay you the S&H price :D
     
  6. kickarse

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    I think the pricing is pretty much confirmed... I've been following newegg pricing on intel chips for about a week now... They were cheaper Thursday, went up Friday and we'll see what they are this weekend.
     
  7. outlawaol

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    Oh man... I was looking over the E6850 and Q6600. Same price. Intel has really put me in a odd position. I like the price of the E6750, yet the performace gain on even a E6850 is better, then there is the Q6600 poking its head in there.

    I would LOVE to see some overclocking on these chips... to see where the quad falls for instabilty in comparison to the dual.

    Its going to be either the E6750, E6850 or the Q6600.

    Also, I had heard that the asus P5K deluxe is a good board for overclocking. I was also looking at the asus P5N32-E 680i. Any suggestions for either board running said processors?

    I am really curios to see if my favorite etailer (newegg) drops the price down today/introduces the new CPU's, and their respective prices.

    Its a good time to build a new system! :)
     
  8. Tim S

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    I've got some Q6600 overclocking en-route ;)
     
  9. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Sweet.

    newegg is gouging their prices atm. Stupid heads... $235 for the E6750. About a 28% markup from what intel said. Can anyone confirm as to why its so high?

    As it sits you can buy either the E6750 or the E6600 on newegg for the same price, what are they thinking? :| Anyone with half a brain will buy the E6750....
     
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  10. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    Yay just what we need :clap:. Hopefully the swiftech water cooling setup I just purchesed will give some good results.
     
  11. Delphium

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    The Swiftech pro kit ive just used works very well at clocking the QX6800 from 2.93GHz to a very stable 3.522GHz can prob squezze more out of it with some better RAM i beleive, idel temps below that of 40c.. load temps below 50c, this is running the water cooling system in a single loop, with 2x BFG 8800GTX water cooled cards, though 3 radiators.
    (resevoir > pump > cpu > single rad > gfx 1 > gfx 2 > dual rad > resevoir)
    This using an Asus P5N32-E SLI mobo and 4x1gb sticks of Crucial DDR2 800mhz ram, which I am swapping out for some Corsair Dominator ram, as that has yieled more stable results.

    Hope that info helps :D
     
  12. trigger

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    Has anyone seen the E6540 actually for sale? I can't find any retailers actually selling it, and I have money burning a hole in my pocket (and a devil on my shoulder telling me to buy an Opteron instead).
     
  13. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    That info helps a lot actually :thumb:. This will be my first proper try at water cooling and overclocking.
     
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    hyperthreaded QX6850???

    Nobody has reported this, but both NewEgg and Scan seem to say in their product specs that the new 3.0GHz Quad-core from intel features Hyperthreading. Anybody know if this is true?

    NewEgg page for the QX6850 (Under the "Specifications" tab, it says: "Hyper-Threading Support Yes"

    Scan page for the QX6850 (See the "Technical Specifications" tab -- Hyperthreading has a little green check mark after it.

    If this is accurate, then I can't believe nobody has reported on it yet... Last I heard, hyperthreading wouldn't be back until Nehalem.

    If it is inaccurate, then it's a strange coincidence that it appears on both sites. NewEgg doesn't list any other of the Core2 chips as being hyperthreaded, so I'm wondering if Intel is bringing hyperthreading back to the extreme editions.

    on a quad-core chip...that'd mean the possibility of 8 simultaneous threads. Yowza.
     
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    Look forward to the q6600 overclocking.

    Its becoming more and more difficult to stretch out this A64 system as long as I would like.

    Damn Intel and their aggressive market tactics.
     
  17. Tim S

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    FWIW, there is definitely no hyperthreading support in the QX6850. It might come back in the future though... ;)

    Check the front page :thumb:
     
  18. adam197

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    :clap: <3
     
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    I'll just wait until we get some real tests being done with upcoming games like Crysis, UT3, and HL2:EP2 etc to see if Quad-core really gives any benifit enough to replace my E6600.. Hopefully that E6600 will still be enough, because tbh I dont feel like having to upgrade my CPU again, I'm hoping just a new videocard will do..
     
  20. Tim S

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    The graphics card is more likely to make a difference to your gaming experience, but waiting is definitely a wise thing if you're happy with your current CPU. :)
     
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