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Intel's Core 2 refresh:QX6850, E6850 & E6750 tested
Posted by newsbot on July 17th 2007

If you aredead set on an Intel CPU, obviously the question that I’msure is on those people’s minds at the moment is whether you should optfor the Q6600 or the E6850, which are both at similar price points.Personally, I would opt for the quad-core processor every time, butthat’s because I’m quite a heavy multi-tasker and I often find myselfshort of processing time on a dual-core processor. I like to be able tocontinue what I’m doing when I’m running a processor intensive task andsince most applications that you’re likely to use benefit from no morethan two cores.Add this to the fact that there are a slew of games coming out in thefuture that will benefit from quad-cores – Crysis is the first, andfrom what we’ve heard there are plenty more too. In recent times, gameshaven’t really benefited from high processor clock speeds becausethey’re graphics limited rather than CPU limited. This trend is goingto continue, but as games engines get more complex, more will need tobe done at any given point in time – that’s where quad-core processorswill really come into their own.

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