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    Default Intel preparing new Core 2 Quad Q8200

    Intel is set to launch the new Core 2 Quad Q8200 (4MB cache, 2.33GHz, $203) in the third quarter of this year, which judging by the specs, will supersede the Q6600.


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    Looks quite interesting, shame about the low cache and clock speed. Looks like either the Q9450/Q9550 is my next CPU.

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    I can't see it being released with anything like the 9x multiplier of the Q6600 as that is Q9550 territory, so what then...8xxx = 9xxx with smaller cache a la 9300?
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    What's the multiplier? That's the key.....a low clock speed can be fixed by a simple overclock, provided there's a good multiplier. That's the problem with the Q9450.....lower multi means you have to push the FSB quite high to match a Q6600......not to mention a $150 premium over the Q6600. These new chips are saddled with low multipliers which tend to hamper OC'ing unless you have a great mobo and pretty good cooling.

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