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post #11 of 38
funny thing is it may be 4 years old but its still as powerful if not more powerful than AMD's processor offerings.
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post #12 of 38
Imagine if sandy bridge had 12mb of L2.....
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Like many have said supply and demand. Also, if you overclock that thing to like iono 3.5ghz it would almost certainly beat my current 4ghz phenom II and bulldozer().
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post #14 of 38
Lol, because the q9550 rocks- (see sig) and it has 12MB cache!
And this CPU is EOL. And this for years now...
So a ong end of life
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post #15 of 38
There are a lot of socket 775 users out there with a dual core processor and are wanting to upgrade without building a new system. The Q9550 and Q9650 are the two fastest cpus they can plunk into their system. The problem lies with the fact that they don't understand that building a new, faster system can be as cheap as overpaying for this aging processor. It's simply a bad choice made by uninformed consumers, but there's enough of them out there to keep this price up.
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post #16 of 38
For the exact same reason I would pay $50 for a box of Magic Middles cookies even though they were $3 a box 20 years ago.

Or Ecto Cooler
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For the exact same reason I would pay $50 for a box of Magic Middles cookies even though they were $3 a box 20 years ago.

Or Ecto Cooler
Get some Cherry Coke..
God. That was so good.
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post #18 of 38
Q9xxx series and DDR2 RAM seem to be expensive but still very useful and fast even for today.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar View Post
Get some Cherry Coke..
God. That was so good.
are you not able to buy that all the time?
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post #20 of 38
It really makes you wonder how Intel can be so far ahead of AMD that a 4 year old processor can overclock better and perform better or match what AMD has right now. I mean it just wouldn't be worth it for me to upgrade to an AMD system.

Honestly Intel may be more expensive but when my Q6600 lasts me this long and counting it makes you rethink everything price wise.
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