Intel Q6600 vs QX6700 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > High Definition Video Editing Solutions

High Definition Video Editing Solutions
For all HD formats including HDV, HDCAM, DVCPRO HD and others.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 17th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 83
Intel Q6600 vs QX6700

the q6600 is $280 while the qx6700 is $900. the q6600 is 2.4 ghz compared to 2.66 for the qx.

My question is what are the advantages to invest 3x the money for the qx?

Im looking to build my computer and don't know which processor to get. My budget is <$1500 and I will be using Adobe Premier Pro CS3 with Encore as well and edit in HD.

Thank you
Andre Tira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andre Tira View Post
the q6600 is $280 while the qx6700 is $900.

[clip-clip]

Im looking to build my computer and don't know which processor to get. My budget is <$1500..
Not trying to sound rude or smart-a** but with that budget how many options do you have? The remaining $600 would not give you much choice where to run your qx onto.

Haven't checked the latest specs but the consensus this far has been that q6600 gives you most bang for the buck. The new AMD quad-cores may change this but the change may also be favorable to q6600 if Intel drops the price even more.

With that budget I would invest to good mobo (like Intel BadAxe or such) and spend rest of the money to RAM and disks. With HD(V) you are going to need a substantial amount of disk especially if you are planning to use intermediate formats like Cineform.
Matti Remonen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
Posts: 347
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andre Tira View Post
the q6600 is $280 while the qx6700 is $900. the q6600 is 2.4 ghz compared to 2.66 for the qx.

My question is what are the advantages to invest 3x the money for the qx?

Im looking to build my computer and don't know which processor to get. My budget is <$1500 and I will be using Adobe Premier Pro CS3 with Encore as well and edit in HD.

Thank you

You always pay through the nose for the top processor. The cost/benefit is just not there. It is as you see it, an extreme charge for a very small boost in performance - just so you can say your the fastest kid on the block. By next year these will both be old processors and the price difference will be something like $50 or so. As the other poster says, keep the money and use it else where. Good Luck - PK
Paul Kepen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 3rd, 2008, 01:27 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glasgow. Scotland
Posts: 79
I got a Q6600 and clocked it on the stock HSF to 3GHz per core. Lovely machine!
Rikki Bruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 4th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 48
I think you would be better off with a ntel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache. Its about the same price as the Q6600 and you get the bigger front side bus (1333) and 3.0 Ghz. Or you could overclock the the Q6600 as was mentioned. Just get a motherboard with a BIOS that supports it. A motherboard with support for 800Mhz memory would help too.

I have a quad core (two dual core) Mac Pro and when I monitor my proc activity I noticed that you never really use more than two cores at a time unless your rendering your footage. So the only advantage to the quad core is its going to cut down on render times, and probably not that much. I think you would benifit with the Duo 3.0, unless you overclock the Q6600.
Jimmy Moss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sammamish, WA
Posts: 398
You could OC the Q6600 to 3.0ghz without even trying. Stock Cooler, Stock Voltages, very slight increase in temperature.

Just change the FSB from 266 to 333 and keep the multiplier at 9...

To Jimmy... The Q6600 benchmarks almost equal to the E6850, but when programs can take advantage of all 4 cores it's nearly twice as fast...

At this point in time there's no reason to go dual-core over quad... unless money is a big issue (AKA you have to spend under $100) especially with Phenom's under $300 and the Q6600 @ $250
Joe Busch is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > High Definition Video Editing Solutions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:00 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network