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Core 2 Quad to launch November 2nd, and will be available November 14th.

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  1. zekrahminator

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    The Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core Processor QX6700 is going to paper launch at 6AM European time November 2nd. This means that November 2nd is the earliest that Intel will allow reviews of its latest addition to the Core 2 Duo family to be published. The QX6700 and other quad core processors from Intel should be available on November 14th. Samples of the quad core processor show very little if any gaming improvement, however there is a tremendous improvement in rendering and multimedia.

    Source: TheINQ
     
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    all i want to know how much it cost.
     
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    I want to see the reviews :)
     
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    THis is strange. Its like dual-core hasn't been completely fully well used and people is already releasing quad-cores. I can really see the same thing with Intel/Nvidia. They rush to get latest technologies without completely knowing them inside out. Like humans.... we havn't completely explored our entire eearth and we're already going to planets. And its the deep sea if you wanna know.
     
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    there was a test review on this cpu a while back, and it did have a small 5% improvement over the e6800.

    funny thing is that dual core is only about and year and a half old.
     
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    I read it too but i want more opinions :)
     
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    This is for the server market, not a bunch of home gamers. Think about a server farm, where you could effectively DOUBLE your processing power, by swapping out a CPU.
     
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    "OTHERS", i thought it was only QX6700

    i really want to know how much the cheapest version cost that is comming out in noverber becuase i am ready to buy a new computer right now and i will next week (except graphic card) but i dont know if i should wait for quad core, i can only afford e6600 and no more but how much will the cheapest quad core cost more than the e6600
     
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    I'll stick with dual core. It seems like having 4 CPUs is a waste of money and energy.

    Most programs aren't even dual core optimized yet now they have quad core.
     
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    THIS IS NOT FOR HOME USERS.

    Unless you're heavily into rendering, or running servers. Then obviously it's a waste of money and energy.
     
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    Yeah, but think about it. Every hardcore enthusiast will think this CPU is a must to have even though they will never get to see its full potential.
     
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    Oh don't worry, there will be games taxing enough to require quad core :).
     
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    no there wont cause im going to still be on single core
     
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    Yo CD you might want to look into the X2 4400+ which is around the FX-55's price.
    I am going to wait a lil longer and see if prices drop even more.

    I really wish the FX-60 and FX-62 would drop tremendously, like lets say in the $200 range :)
     
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    they have x2 4400s for $200 i want one :D and the fx60s for $200 would be the coolest ever
     
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    The price of intel quad is going to be upwards of 800, I believe around 1kish I herd.
     
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    I think getting a quad core would be more like future proofing i suppose. Buy a quad core now and over the next few years programs will slowly start using all the cores :p
     
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    ya and theyll be cheaper by then cause theyll have 1million core processors lol
     
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    speaking of that, factoid; we know more about the moon than we do our own sea.
     
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    Wow, hard...


    Next-Gen games (DX10) will support DC or even MC giving a 15-30% boost over single core because they will use the second core for Physics and other stuff.

    On the paper at least ;)
     
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    some one told me they are starting from $400-$1000 as they are releasing many versions in november, is this true
     
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    I doubt it, if it was 400 it would interfear with dual core market. Like I said most likely upwards of 800 USD.
     
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    i doubt that a $400 will be released for a while and when they do it it will be like the d805 and the e4200 which hasnt been released yet wtf is up w/ that? was intel full of shit when they talked about the release of it:ohwell:
     
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    $400...what would b the point of dual core :p?
     
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