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i3 2100 vs q9550

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which one is better for gaming especially for battlefield 3 ???
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Q9550 will be better with the 4 real cores.
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Both at stock, I would bet on Ci3 2100 as it has 4 threads and much better IPC compared to Q9550..

I had Q9550 it's really good chip but really shines when overclocked..

Acheaving 3.4GHz is a trivial for Q9550, if you have 1600MHz FSB capable motherboard just set FSB to 400MHz ( RAM set to 800MHz, CPU multiplier to 8.5x ) and add bit Vcore (+0.1V)..

My Q9550 did 3.4GHz on stock Vcore 1.15V.. tongue.gif


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i3 2100 should be better if you don't overclock
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i3 2100 should be better if you don't overclock

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My Q9550 @ 4ghz is better at gaming then my brothers i3 3220.
If your getting the Q9550, make sure its a E0 and that you have a decent board that can do 450+ FSB

If I'm not mistaken I think my Q9550 was faster on both Single and Multi thread runs on CineBench 11.5
Yorkfield is still faster than Deneb clock for clock. A Q9550 @ 4ghz would be like having a Phenom II 965 @ 4.2ghz IMO
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