Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian
I'm not saying your chip sucks, not at all. I'm saying that 775 is aging and your golden chip isn't as of big news as it would have been back when 775 was "THE SOCKET"
I see that, did not take it "personal" at all. The term Dead obviously mean different to different ppl. I have another rig with a i7 950 @ 4Ghz and SLI 460 @ 900Mhz, and to be honest i cant notice any difference in gaming on the two rigs.
Sure when BF3 etc comes out i will be able to notice some difference, but that is only the high Cpu demanding games.
People get baffled by the performance from the new sockets that the most of them forget about the "older" sockets but the fact is that the gain from a Q9650 like this and a highend i7 is close to nothing when it comes to games. (Some gains in BC2 / SC2) but that is mostly a gain that does not matter, going from 90 fps to 150 fps does not make a difference.