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Old 02-08-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default i7 920 or Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz

What would be better for gaming?
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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The i7 platform is going to cost a lot more, but Q9550 is going to be nipping at it's heels in gaming, <- notice the italic. The i7 will be a lot faster in other multi threaded apps but not a lot in gaming.

You might want to check out the new Phenom II 940 as well.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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The i7 isn't much better than a C2Q at games...yet. The architecture was designed to be an improvement in multi-threaded apps. Your best bet is to go with the comment above and get a PII. They will get the most clock out of any quad-core processor.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:39 AM   #4
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Well the I7 is an awesome proc, the Q9550 is good to, i would probably go with the I7 though the Q9550 has 12mb cache and the I7 920 has 8mb
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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Well the I7 is an awesome proc, the Q9550 is good to, i would probably go with the I7 though the Q9550 has 12mb cache and the I7 920 has 8mb
Go with the i7. Its future proof. DO NOT GO WITH THE PHENOM 2. AMD SUCKS!!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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Obviously jarlmaster47 knows not what he speaks of.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:45 PM   #7
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If you're in the US, get the 920 from micro center. They have it for only $220.
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Obviously jarlmaster47 knows not what he speaks of.
Hehe I know but I have friends who have the i7 and it was amazing. We compared his old q9650 to it. And even though the 920 has a lower clock and a smaller cache size it outperformed the q9650 every time.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:10 PM   #9
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Go with the i7. Its future proof. DO NOT GO WITH THE PHENOM 2. AMD SUCKS!!!!!!



lol jk. Intel, Nvidia FTW!!!!!
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Hahaha Holysky thats a great picture!
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