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QX9770 vs Intel i7 920

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hello there

i was thinking what cpu is faster when it comes down to the QX9770 OR the intel core i7920 my friend will be buliding a rig soon he is looking at these 2 cpus i told him to get the i7920 but he keeps looking more near the QX9770

hes uses for the rig are
movies
games
HD video
video editing
video encoding
and ect ect

any help would be good thanks
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post #2 of 38
I think he should wait for Gulftown 32nm on the 16th of March.
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post #3 of 38
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video editing
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I'd go i7 then, 8 functioning threads > 4.
post #4 of 38
The 920, rather easily. The only benefit of going with that particular older Core 2 Quad is the unlocked multi.
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post #5 of 38
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I think he should wait for Gulftown 32nm on the 16th of March.
I highly recommend this course of action as well. As for the QX9770, I wouldn't buy older tech anyways, so it should be down to an i7 920 or a Gulftown (6-core).
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post #6 of 38
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I think he should wait for Gulftown 32nm on the 16th of March.
hmmmmmm forgot about that ill let hmmm know
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post #7 of 38
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The 920, rather easily. The only benefit of going with that particular older Core 2 Quad is the unlocked multi.
ya thats why he is looking at it so much
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post #8 of 38
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I'd go i7 then, 8 functioning threads > 4.
how high tho would a QX9770 have to OC tho to come close to I7 920 with HT
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post #9 of 38
Waste to buy into old tech.
    
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post #10 of 38
920 or 980x easy. If your friend buys a QX9770 kick him where the sun doesn't shine lol.
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