8400, smaller die, higher o'c, and it does better for games. What benchmarks have you been looking at? 3ghz with little vcore added? 8400 hit 4ghz with 1.37volts. Q6600 hit 3.5 with around 1.45The E8400 is a nice processor, but I would still take the Q6600 over it any day. Even though 65nm, it beats out the E8400 even with a mild overclocking. Dual cores aren't "better" for gaming; I don't know who came up with that theory. More games nowadays just take advantage of two cores but if you have a quad it's not gonna make a difference. The Q6600 (G0) is still one of the best processors around and it's well worth the extra cash if you have it. I have yet to see this revision fail to reach ~3Ghz with little vcore added... it's a great processor.
Tis true. Its a learning experienceGiven all the writing, debating, anguish, uncertainty, and eventual second guessing one's self, that usually occurs during this (almost) exact thread that occurs frequently here at TS, LNCPapa has generated a solution elegant in it's simplicity. Simply build a machine for each of the CPUs.
Put a end to frustration and doubt! Treat yourself to a box for each, you'll be glad you did. Game on one while the other is rendering HD Video. Here in the colonies we've already moved beyond the two car, two television frontier, two high end computer systems should be the next logical paradigm...!
Yo Smash, you should know this, you've already done it. Well, fess up. LOL
LOL @ the idea of the E8400 "slaughtering" anything. They are more close than you think. As far as your little comparison goes... do you have the benchmarks to prove that? While it's true that the E8400 can handle amazing overclocks, it only holds a few advantages over the Q6600 in terms of gaming. I don't see the point of building two separate systems when you can just drop in a quad and have great performance all around. You're just throwing money away. I think it's funny how all you dual-core guys think the Q6600 is "old school." Yea 65nm... so what? It's easily the best quad-core processor for under $200 and the G0 holds unbelievable overclocking capabilities.The E8400 will absolutely slaughter the Q6600.. They're not even close.
I actually put a Q9450 up against an E8400 in the exact same rig.. The E8400 blew it away in pretty much everything I threw at it (games, games and more games).
Q6600 is old school.. And most apps right now don't even use two of the cores... Don't bother with it.
Well, Cpt, no it's not fair. It's an improper vote to just be saying one is better than the other in this case. He didn't specify whether he wanted the cpu for games or for video processing. He asked which was better. I can't very well vote for one that is better until I know what he's going to do with it. So, I have refrained from voting. Sorry that upsets you so much. =PHow is it that we have 7 posters and only 5 votes. Sooo, me thinks if you're going to run your typewriter with an opinion, at least embrace the nonsense fully and vote. This is fair, yes?