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Originally Posted by Arxontas View Post

The OP has got a 65nm Kentsfield not a 45nm Yorkfield.

The difference between an overclocked Yorkfield (4 Ghz) and a 4770k isn't huge. It's, in fact, 99% the same.

I should know as I went from QX9650@4GHz to a 4770k.

If you read the article you quoted, you will see how well the Yorkfields perform.

In the OP's case however, he will see a substantial improvement, as the Q6600 was significantly slower and overclocked a lot less.

I went from a Q9400 at 3.4GHz to a 3570k which was ran stock for a bit and it was leaps and bounds better in games. Like going from an average of 40FPS to 70+ in BF3 back in the day. Having more then 4GB of RAM helps too in that game. smile.gif
 
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I had a similar result too. But this is just from a Q6600 to a Intel Core i3 2120 then to a Intel Core i5 3570K. I gotta say, the Q6600 and i3 were like 80-90% load in Battlefield 3. Had a bit of lag spikes on the Q6600 3.2 GHz on BF3, also the i3 just managed to keep up but still had a bit of lag spikes, i5 3570K performs pretty well on Battlefield 3.
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thank you all for the input on my question now since i have so much free time on my hand and based on the review...here is the how much faster on avg is the i5 3570K compared to the Q9550 in games which is also overclocked to 3.40Ghz just like my Q6600, but its ~5% faster..clock for clock (65nm Kentsfield vs 45nm Yorkfield)

Borderlands 2

Avg FPS: +35%
Min FPS: +41%

Crysis 3

Avg FPS: +40%
Min FPS: +44%

Hitman: Absolution

Avg FPS: +39%
Min FPS: +51%

Tomb Raider (TressFX OFF)

Avg FPS: +36%
Min FPS: +47%

these number are for high quality settings only which what i usually play at..i also left ultimate quality numbers out since it seems to even-out the playing field between the different CPUs in many games.
as stated before, the difference is quite big despite the Q9550 being overclocked by 21%, so stock vs stock, i am looking @ a 50-70% FPS gain depending on the game and provided that i upgrade my GPU to something mid-range but decent like GTX670/680-HD7950/7970
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