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I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, and I wonder if upgrading to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 will improve performance in XSplit Broadcaster.

With E8400 when I stream @ 720p I get 100% CPU usage.
Edited by freeman29 - 11/12/12 at 4:48am
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Upgrading to a Core 2 Quad will help a bit but in the long term I would look at upgrading to a new platform. Nothing wrong with the Q9300 but the 775 socket doesn't really give much room for improvement. Now if you are getting the chip for around $40 or so then go for it but it may be better to look at something in the 1155 socket.
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^Yeh..A Sandy Bridge Pentium G620 on an H61 mobo would be faster than either of those.Tbh..I think e8400 is a pretty snappy chip if overclocked, though;..definitely faster than q6600.Find out what size the L2 cache on q9300 is..If it's smaller or not double e8400..then it's not worth it.
 
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Upgrading to a Core 2 Quad will help a bit but in the long term I would look at upgrading to a new platform. Nothing wrong with the Q9300 but the 775 socket doesn't really give much room for improvement. Now if you are getting the chip for around $40 or so then go for it but it may be better to look at something in the 1155 socket.

I have another PC, this one is my second PC and I use it for video capturing. PS3, Xbox 360, and PC capture, with an HD video capture card (Intensity Pro).


In the other PC, I have an i5 760@4ghz, with an GTX 670.

This upgrade is just for video capturing.
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^Yeh..A Sandy Bridge Pentium G620 on an H61 mobo would be faster than either of those.Tbh..I think e8400 is a pretty snappy chip if overclocked, though;..definitely faster than q6600.Find out what size the L2 cache on q9300 is..If it's smaller or not double e8400..then it's not worth it.


Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Cache 6 MB L2 Cache
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 6 MB L2 Cache

its the same.
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Quote:
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Cache 6 MB L2 Cache
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 6 MB L2 Cache
its the same.
Cache size isn't a very good indication of performance, it will be quite a nice upgrade. I use XSplit a lot myself, look at the x264 results in this graph:http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/56?vs=75 x264 is the encoding type used in XSplit.
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Cache size isn't a very good indication of performance, it will be quite a nice upgrade. I use XSplit a lot myself, look at the x264 results in this graph:http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/56?vs=75 x264 is the encoding type used in XSplit.

Thx for the help smile.gif

How about the price of Q9300?

Here in Portugal, 75€ (used) in a Portuguese website.

http://miau.clix.pt/leiloes/leilao.jsp?offer_id=13547383

Its to much?
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Thx for the help smile.gif
How about the price of Q9300?
Here in Portugal, 75€ (used) in a Portuguese website.
http://miau.clix.pt/leiloes/leilao.jsp?offer_id=13547383
Its to much?
As long as there's nothing wrong with the chip then yeah it's a good price.
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Sorry for bumping this old thread but I didn't want to make a new thread for an old CPU. I'm debating whether of not to get the (Q9300) for Counter-Strike Global Offensive. My current CPU is the (E8400@4.0GHZ) would the (Q9300) give me better performance. I plan on upgrading in the near future but for the moment I would like to increase my performance in CSGO (game feels kinda sluggish on certain maps).

Current System -

E8400 @ 4.0GHZ
2Gb Ram @ 891Mhz
ATI 7770 1GB
60GB SSD
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