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post #11 of 24
here is the number one thing about upgrading can that cpu do something important that your cpu can't?
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post #12 of 24
Don't do it!
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post #13 of 24
I have a E6750, and I am going to the Q9xxx. So put my vote in the yes, not really a reason, I just do a lot of other work other than game and a quad helps.
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post #14 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
my money says that an E8400 will outbench a Q9450
In some benchmarks. It won't out bench in SuperPi, but it will in 3Dmark06.
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I think a Q9450 will score a bit higher in 3DMARK06.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by x2s3w4 View Post
In some benchmarks. It won't out bench in SuperPi, but it will in 3Dmark06.
an E8400 will bench higher in both
    
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post #17 of 24
E8400 is better for games. Period.
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post #18 of 24
Sell the E8400 while it's still hot, and hard to find. A bit like a 360 on launch time. I could probably sell mine for a profit, but I don't feel like upgrading.
    
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post #19 of 24
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yeah... A lot of good feedback. I think I am going to stick with the e8400 until benches come out for the 45nm quads. Has anyone heard about the q9550?
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post #20 of 24
It will be out a bit later...late April i think.
Microman do you think the new quad will be worse than the E8400 although it is a quad and has the advantage on the CPU score? I mean i say this knowing that you will get less fps on the graphics tests but my Q6600 @ 3.6 scored way better than my old E8500 @ 4.2....this is how i justify why the Q9450 will score higher. Then again you might know better man. I was just guessing based on the Q6600 vs E8500 experience.
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