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Don't replace your Q6600. Under any condition. Like stated, the Q6600 has double the cache, higher multiplier, etc. It's just better. And its cheaper than that Q8200 PoS...
 
The Q8200 is not a POS. Its just not as good as the Q6600. But as prices come down (probably with Nehalems release) it will have its section in the low end quads because someday there will no longer be a Q6600.

More than likely the Q6600 will stop being produced by the end of this year and the Q9550 should take its place with this, as I said before just being a low end quad core used to slowly get rid of the 45nm Penryn based dual cores.
 

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The main drawback of the Q8200 is the 7x multi, which will make overclocking past 3.2GHz difficult.

At stock it should be similar in performance to the Q6600. Its clocked slightly lower (2.33GHz vs 2.4GHz) and does have a smaller L2 cache, but the 45nm process is ~5% faster per clock than 65nm so that evens things up somewhat.

Being 45nm based it'll also run a lot cooler than the Q6600, plus it has SSE4.1.

So basically, for anyone looking at serious overclocking, the Q6600 remains the best choice. The Q8200 however is no 'POS', it does have several advantages over the Q6600 as I pointed out, its just not suited for heavy overclocking.
 

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This chip is not a PoS but it is nothing more than a budget chip. Its like going to a car lot and saying that new generation 1.8 litre engine car is a PoS because it can't keep up with my previous generation 4 litre engine car. Its just a different area of competition.

Intel wants to put pressure on AMD in the budget chip arena (AMD is getting to big there perhaps or a preventative measure perhaps?) and this chip is the perfect way. On par with their chips performance wise, cheaper(in the near future), cooler, more eco friendly...
 

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The Q8200 is 300mhz slower, and actually beats the Q6600 in COD, and Vantage at stock. So, it really doesn't kick it's ass but keeps up with it.

Although, the Q6600 will pull away from it on OC'ing it to a high end.

So I agree... Q8200=meh since it only has a x7 multiplier.

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And the Q8200 cost 35-40 more then an OEM or Retail Q6600.
 

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That's because it pretty much just came out. In no time it will be priced the same or near the Q6600. That's how it is... with everything lol.
 

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i think eventually the price on this wil ldrop to below that of the q6600, and we will start to see, it be sold to OEm like a dell at really low prices, and get put into network client that require a bit more power, and low end home machines.
 

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Phased out? Hardly, its arguably the best selling proc in the past 3 years, not to mention its had lasting power against the Q9000's. Retails and OEM's still available on Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=+40000343&Configurator=&Subcategory=-1&description=Q6600&Ntk=&SpeTabStoreType=&Order=BESTMATCH&srchInDesc=

Its not going anywhere.
 

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Yes, because there were Core 2 Quads out when the Athlon 64's were dominating.
Quads were released sometime in November 2006.

On a positive note, I agree that they probably won't be phased out anytime soon. Remember how long the E6600 sold before being phased out?
 

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I know when the quad was released. My point and the fact is the chip has been one of the best selling procs in years, and one of the more popular. And the E6600 has not been phased out, its still on the market, although at a dumbfounding $230.
 

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The dumbfounding $230 is due to the fact they are out of stock. Pretty much meaning you really can't get a brand spanking new retail E6600 out of the box, which in turn has been phased out.

The Q6600 however, is essentially 2 E6600 dual cores, in one packaged CPU, is it not? I did see one E6600 OEM for $172, which is pretty still up there, which also means there is a limited supply, which keeps the cost up.

Edit:

E6600 - OEM - NewBiz.com

However, if its from Ebay... whelp, you take your chances on that. :lol:

And besides, how is Intel going to get you or anybody to buy their new stuff (45nm) if they keep making the old (65nm) stuff?
 

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Isn't the Q6700 the one that is phased out now? I thought that the 6600 is going to stay for a while. Maybe both are going away then?
 

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Really? man, I haven't been able to find it anywhere. Yeah, prolly because of stock and stuff.
Just because it can still be found doesn't mean that it's not phased out. Just a couple of months ago, I was able to find an Athlon XP 2200+. If I'm not mistaken, I believe those are also phased out.
 

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Yea....like Grimmy said they are still on Newegg, and I found it on ZipZoomFly also, but sold out on both sites. They probably just havnt "gotten a clue" yet.