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Best Intel Gamer?


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:04 PM

What is the best Intel gaming processor out right now?
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:15 AM

There are two ways to approach this question. With and without a regard to the price.

Ignoring price the question is easy. The best Intel gaming processor is the all around best, and most expensive, Intel processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6800. It has a price tag of $1300 and is available in limited quantities only.

Taking price into account changes everything because the value of the QX6800 is horrible. The Core 2 Duo E6600 has an attractive price/performance. The Core 2 Duo E4300 and E4400 have good value at a much lower price point.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:34 AM

I saw a Core 2 Extreme QX6700 in the COMPUTER SHOPPER magazine
But thanks for the update Mr Alpha,QX6800 is the best....for the meantime :thumbsup:
I wonder if Core 2 Quad is better than this? or vice versa
http://www.intel.com/products/processor/core2quad/index.htm

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#4 Ryan 3000

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:12 PM

I would think that a Core 2 Quad would be terrible for gaming until multi-threaded games come out. Do you think that a Pentium D would suit me fine for casual gaming? I know they are older cores, but surely pwn my Pentium 4 478?
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:34 PM

Quad Core is useless for Gaming

Sure, the article isn't a recent as some, but it would seem, right now, Dual Core will give you the best bang for the buck in a high-end Gaming machine.


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:36 PM

On the other hand -

Valve Loves Quad Core


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:06 PM

Well obviously ther is the fact that each core in the Core 2 Quad has a 2MB L2 Cache, runs at 1033 or 1333 mhz, and has the new amazing Core 2 Quad architecture, but really you are only using one core when gaming, so the other three are doing...what? Wasted money, when a C2D is like 1/4 the price and a Pentium D is like 1/10 the price. And why isn't Intel busy making any single-cores with a 4M cache which would obviously be cheap and game superbly?

Edited by Ryan 3000, 04 June 2007 - 09:29 PM.

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