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GT7R October 20, 2010 03:54 AM

Q8300 vs E8600
 
For gaming, which one should be better?

_dangtx_ October 20, 2010 04:07 AM

it depends on the game. if its single or dual threaded, the bigger cache will have an advance, and the oc's you can do with the duallie as well.

if it sees 4 cores, then the quad.

GT7R October 20, 2010 04:11 AM

That's the point, I don't know how much games support the 4 threads, and if the new games will go that direction..

_dangtx_ October 20, 2010 05:56 AM

there's a few that do. in a couple years more will as well. now? it wouldn't be a selling point for me if budget was tight or folding was not in the equation, sir

GT7R October 20, 2010 11:48 AM

Sorry to bother, just last question- will my Q8300 bottleneck the 4870X2?
Thanks :)

_dangtx_ October 20, 2010 05:17 PM

with sky high clocks im thinking not really

LarkStarr October 20, 2010 06:01 PM

most games don't go far beyond using two cores. I'd hit the E8600 more then the Q8300

GT7R October 20, 2010 11:00 PM

Thanks guys :)

Wurmer October 21, 2010 03:13 PM

The E8600 is a very nice CPU, I had one and now my son use it. With proper cooling you can easily hit a 4.0 Ghz OC.

enaberif October 21, 2010 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wurmer (Post 441212)
The E8600 is a very nice CPU, I had one and now my son use it. With proper cooling you can easily hit a 4.0 Ghz OC.

With proper cooling you can hit 4.5 or 4.6 depending on your equipment.


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