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Intel Preps Sub-$150 Core 2 Quad Q7600

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I can't tell the difference between my Xeon and my E6600, despite the Xeon having 2x6MB and the E6600 only have 4MB. I can measure the difference in benchmarks, but I can't tell the difference when actually play the games. Even my E2180 with 1MB does fine in games.

Which is why I say this won't be a bad chip for even gaming. It won't be breaking any benchmark records, but it at a decent clock speed(3.6GHz) it would be hard to tell this processor from a higher end quad during actual gameplay.
i'm probably more CPU limited than you with my 4870's (IME, dual GPU setups use more CPU power than single GPU setups) and i'm mostly an RTS gamer, not FPS - i sure as hell see a difference 8 hours into sins of a solar empire, for example.
 
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q6600 FTW!