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Im still on the fence as to which processor I'd like to build with. Considering a moderate OC at the same clock speed would the 9450 spank the 6700? Or is it just benchmarking *faster* Anyone compared the two at say 3.2-->3.5 Ghz?

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the q 9450 straight up if it was the q9300 and the q6600 it would be different
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Im still on the fence as to which processor I'd like to build with. Considering a moderate OC at the same clock speed would the 9450 spank the 6700? Or is it just benchmarking *faster* Anyone compared the two at say 3.2-->3.5 Ghz?

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I've built a system for a friend with a 9450...it is an amazing chip. I would definatly go for it over the 6700

More cache, lower power consumption, lower heat, probably better overclocking, 45nm. What's not to love..


Outperforms the 9770 in benchmarks when overeclocked according to a tomshardware review I read. (was clocked to 3.7 in that test I believe)
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if you clocked the q9450 and Q6700 to the same speed, the Q9450 would preform better. What is the multi for the Q6700?
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Nothing slows down that Q9450 - I've heard they can clock pretty high too.

If you have the money, get it. If you have a FRY's somewhere near you - call them for a price before you buy elsewhere, cheapest around.
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the q6700's multi is 10x if memory serves.
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the 9450, more cache and higher fsb
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Q6700.

The Q9450 simply does not justify the extra $100. The 8x multi on the Q9450 will require better motherboards to reach higher clocks, while the Q6700 is very easy to overclock with its 10x multiplier.

For the same amount of money, it's better off getting the Q6700 with a good cooler AND pocketing the change rather than be stuck with stock cooling on Q9450. The fact that the Q9450 is on 45nm does not mean it has to be better, therefore "45nm" is not a reason. It's proven that clock for clock, the new 45nm chips perform only about 5% better than 65nm chips, clock for clock meaning both CPU speed and FSB speed. Thing is, with 8x multi you can only overclock so much. But just in case there's anything in your setup that can limit your FSB potential, the 10x multi on the Q6700 will take you higher while giving you the option to use 8x. For the record, recent Q6700 chips have been getting very good results.
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i was going of the q6600 and q9300 comparison where the q6600 got beat at almost every thing against a 3.5ghz q9300 while it was at 3.6 so the new 45 nm core even with there sensitivity to voltage are better performers and with a higher than multi than the q9300 i think the q9450 would not do that bad against a nearly 4gh q67
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Yes and its not just the cost of the processor, id have (want) to upgrade to a very high quality motherboard like the evga 790i - which means i have to spend more money on DDR3 as well, and of course, Id want 4 Gigs (2x2) so thats quite a bit of cost that I'd need to justify. Of course I could go Q6700 + 790i + ddr3 and just slap in a higher processor down the road... tempting but perhaps sticking with 780i or lower and DDR2 makes more sense in the long run.
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