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Old October 20, 2010, 03:54 AM
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Old October 20, 2010, 04:07 AM
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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.
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Old October 20, 2010, 04:11 AM
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That's the point, I don't know how much games support the 4 threads, and if the new games will go that direction..
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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
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Old October 20, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Sorry to bother, just last question- will my Q8300 bottleneck the 4870X2?
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with sky high clocks im thinking not really
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Old October 20, 2010, 06:01 PM
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most games don't go far beyond using two cores. I'd hit the E8600 more then the Q8300
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Old October 20, 2010, 11:00 PM
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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.
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Old October 21, 2010, 03:15 PM
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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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