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    Q9450
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post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Ok, wont the q9450 reach a little bit lower clocks? So this would mean a little bit worse gaming performance but if Games start utilizing all 4 cores then id be good with the Q9450...
exactly.most games these days dont even use 2 cores. so games first need to make that transition before being able to utilise all 4 cores. for now, higher clocks = better gaming performance.
    
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exactly.most games these days dont even use 2 cores. so games first need to make that transition before being able to utilise all 4 cores. for now, higher clocks = better gaming performance.
The clock differences make very little difference in games. I mean like 2-3 fps out of a hundred once you get past the 3-3.2ghz mark which the quad can easily reach. With the quad you can do a lot more things at once.
post #13 of 38
I'm pretty sure the Q9450 will reach 3.6 GHz. Anything after that is gravy.
post #14 of 38
I guess you just have to have a quad to understand
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well i dont really multi task, but this computer has to atleast last till next summer and will probably have to last longer
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post #16 of 38
i get that. but the benefits of a 24" LCD for gaming that comes with the E8400 cant be overlooked. thats why i suggested the monitor+WC which could get his currrent cpu past 4ghz.
    
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post #17 of 38
There are already a handful of games that are written for multi threaded processors, and only more to come within the next two years.
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post #18 of 38
Any Penryn core will last you at least that long. I'm pretty sure they'll last you until 2010 at least. Processors age a lot better than video cards.
post #19 of 38
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Well If i went E8400 I would get the monitor and an Xigmatek HDT-S1283
but if I went with Q9450 I would get a WC kit adn no monitor, with water i could probably push the Q940 to 3.8 whereas the E8400 would only hit 4.4 or so right?
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