Published on 17th July 2007 by
Originally Posted by LeMaltorCan we have (or have you done) a Q6600 centered article, OCing etc, its what most of us will be buying :) Thanks
Originally Posted by adidasFirst, thank you for this fantastic article - as usual I might add :D
The only 'problem' (if you could call it that) is the pricing - I'm not understanding the Q6600 at £160. Reason is, scan has it priced at £234.95 exc VAT today. Are you saying that comes July 22, I'll find that the price has been slashed by 75 quids? Sounds like a lot.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiWe don't have a Q6600 retail and I wouldn't like to use an ES because it's potentially a "golden" result. It also depends on motherboards etc: for example if you buy an Abit IP35 Pro or DFI ICFX3200T2R/G you get GTLReference voltage adjustments which specifically helps with quad core overclocking.
With an IP35 Pro you should easily get it to 333-400FSB. Abit has got quad cores to 500 in its labs.
Originally Posted by Tim SI'll see what I can do ;)
Originally Posted by kickarseVery nice review... I would have liked to see how the slowest 1333mhz bus core 2 duo chip survived. Definitely helped me make up my mind though between AMD and Intel.
Originally Posted by kickarseDoes anyone know the ETA for retail supply? Did I miss that in the article?
Yeah the slowest 1333mhz bus chip (quad or duo) will be the one I upgrade to/overlock with. I want the Core 2 Duo E6540 _without_ TXT.
Originally Posted by Pie_ukAdd this to the fact that there are a slew of games coming out in the future that will benefit from quad-cores – Crysis is the first, and from what we’ve heard there are plenty more too.
supreme commander already does.
Originally Posted by Fodare there any figures for crysis performance gains over dual core?
Originally Posted by BladestormIt might just mean there isn't a lot of stock in the channels at the moment, so the vendors are pricing it higher because they know it will sell out anyway.
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