Originally Posted by A True Folder
q9450 has a locked multi
only the QX's are unlocked, I was thinking Q9650 myself, should hit 4.0Ghz no worries.
Well the Q9650 is locked as well. I'm guessing they'll have the same multi range as the current Q and E 6000 series. In which case I can't see the overclocking difference to be that dramatic. Kind of like a E6600 clocks almost as high as a E6800.
If I could take the Q9450 to 3.8-3.9Ghz stable vs a Q9650 at 4.0-4.2Ghz stable and save $300 I'd go that route.
Any idea's on the Q9650 pricing?
Most likely I'll wait to see the reviews when there all out to see which chips are the best overclockers.