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Originally Posted by DoorNextBoy View Post
Better keep it. It is a strong processor. Even at stock speed. Long live QX9650!
I 100% agree!!!! I am a enthusiast in every way but the fact is the C2Q LGA775 is still very good gamer and can max out every game I play, I am even upgrading my cards in the next six months too 3 460's 1gb 2 in sli and one physx/folder (which are in my main rig but getting new cards for it after I see what BullDozer does for it) as I said before I am running 3 gtx260's now with bios mod's and other than the DX11 stuff it is still 100% keeping up with the new stuff in the main rig! I am trying to get people back in the LGA775 club so that thread doesn't die out, after all there are still many in use and we all still have things to learn and help with on that chip-set

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Just as an idea, you can run Anandtech benchmarks for both processors in comparison numbers - Q9650 vs. Phenom II X4 940 (both 3.0GHZ) - the Q9650 beats the Phenom in every test, the Q9650 and most of the C2Q's are very capable, especially in gaming.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=80
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post #23 of 36
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Yes,still very capable CPU..

I have Q9550 @ 4GHz and it laughs at my OC'd GTX480 (850/1025MHz)..

CHEERS..
My X2 550 BE @ 4Ghz beats the crap out of my HD 4870 1GB. I need to get a GTX 295....
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I had Q9450 (sold 2 month ago) and it beat this cpu i have now probably even wouldn't bottleneck gtx 560 SLI (waiting for bulldozer)
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If you already have one, Q9xxx at 4.0 is plenty for single GPU and 1080p gaming. I have no need to move off mine for anything I presently do as far as gaming or other apps.

If you don't already have one, the pricepoint of the chip and good boards have made it obsolete.

I really don't need to add 10FPS to any game I play right now, and it encodes plenty fast for what I do with vid.
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post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Just as an idea, you can run Anandtech benchmarks for both processors in comparison numbers - Q9650 vs. Phenom II X4 940 (both 3.0GHZ) - the Q9650 beats the Phenom in every test, the Q9650 and most of the C2Q's are very capable, especially in gaming.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=80
I don't know why this is still a surprise to anyone. Core 2 quad is still faster than any AMD quad, and has been for a long time. If you've built/overclocked both, you don't need to read anandtech.
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post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Just as an idea, you can run Anandtech benchmarks for both processors in comparison numbers - Q9650 vs. Phenom II X4 940 (both 3.0GHZ) - the Q9650 beats the Phenom in every test, the Q9650 and most of the C2Q's are very capable, especially in gaming.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=80

Well it is a good site and not knocking it but, not really real as I did it between the two cpu's I am using with the same benches they used in the test and most of there results were much different than mine! I think that it would be a good thing for a noob to look at maybe.

PS EDIT: bring it back to life 775 club is waiting for you to join http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...a775-club.html
Edited by Bradford1040 - 8/14/11 at 3:49pm
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Just as an idea, you can run Anandtech benchmarks for both processors in comparison numbers - Q9650 vs. Phenom II X4 940 (both 3.0GHZ) - the Q9650 beats the Phenom in every test, the Q9650 and most of the C2Q's are very capable, especially in gaming.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=80
The Q9650 was more than twice as high as the 940 when both were on the market competing in the days before the i7 920 was the boss of everything. The 940 IMHO was a better value as it performed on par in almost every game against the Q9650 for so much cheaper. The Q9650 is better clock for clock, but its not worth double the money of the 940.

The Q9550/Q9650 are still very good chips, just makes no sense to upgrade to either one from a dual core as there are much better options for cheaper.

There are also alot of people who sell their C2Q systems and end upgrading to the i5-2500k very economically . That is the best route to go even though the Q9650 is still probably more than fine for another 2 years in gaming.
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post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Q9650 View Post
I have my Q9650 OC`ed to 4ghz 24/7 and still to date i find it pretty bad ass cpu for all my needs like extreme gaming (like crysis 2 at ultra settings), video editing, benchmarking and bit of everything!

what`s your opinion! discuss please....
Yup, still powerful enough for just about anything.
If I had one though, I'd sell it before games come out that take advantage of the performance of chips like SB.
At the moment you can get nearly the price of an SB upgrade for a Q9*50 setup so I think if you can get enough for it you should sell it.
I'm not saying it isn't a great chip, but if you can get the right price for it it seems like it would be worth upgrading to Sandybridge.
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it's a great CPU, but as some have said, you could probably sell it for around the same amount of money that you would pay for a MUCH faster CPU (2500K), so you could upgrade your PC with very little spending for the gain, sure you would need to buy a new MB, but you could also sell yours 775 MB, and any cheap 1155 MB will do the job well enough to beat your current PC,

so in terms of performance it is still a good CPU, slightly faster than the much cheaper Phenom II X4 955, but it's overpriced on the used market, so you could take advantage of that,
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