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i recently came into a brand new qx9770. i'm well versed in amd builds but i don't have a lot of experience with intel. any chance that a new build with this chip could out perform my sig rig? if not, should i use it to replace my htpc (which consists of a phenom 2 965 on an msi 790fx-gd70)?
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That is a good chip, but I doubt it is better than your 1090T.

Sell that chip.
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it was a gift and i would deel bad selling it but considering it's a quad that doesn't support hyperthreading i didn't think it could out perform my 1090t. might it be a good replacement for my p2 965?
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it was a gift and i would deel bad selling it but considering it's a quad that doesn't support hyperthreading i didn't think it could out perform my 1090t. might it be a good replacement for my p2 965?
FYI-The whole PhenomII line barely manages to compete with the Core2Quad line. That 9770 has DOUBLE the amount of L3 cache your Thuban has in it. Odds are that quad would keep up with your Thuban on most things.

You may not be able to OC it as high as you 1090T, but the 9770 is a beast of a CPU....the QX was an extreme edition though.
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thats the other reason i want to hold on to it, i know this chip is a MONSTER. would it be worth it to put together a build around it and benchmark it side by side with my 1090t?
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post #6 of 35
You could, but getting good parts may be costly or hard.

Although you may want to look around the used section - I'm sure you can find a few good deals for a board - use your existing things like PSU, HDD's and GPU's to bench.
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thats the other reason i want to hold on to it, i know this chip is a MONSTER. would it be worth it to put together a build around it and benchmark it side by side with my 1090t?
I'd say go for it. Use it as a folding machine otherwise. Lots of folks on OCN are STILL running Q9550 CPUs and are only just now years later thinking of upgrading.

Myself, I might be selling off an LGA775 ASUS workstation board by the end of the week or so if you need one.
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post #8 of 35
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thats the other reason i want to hold on to it, i know this chip is a MONSTER. would it be worth it to put together a build around it and benchmark it side by side with my 1090t?

Eh not really.


I mean hey I love old tech, look at my sig... but theres a point. I know you said it was a gift, but hey... you can do what you want with it its yours. I'd sell it. You could get major $$$ on ebay.
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Sell it. Dang, if I had money, I'd buy it.
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That`s a GREAT CPU for HWBot submissions (benching) on DICE/LN2 cooling as it has unlocked multiplier..

Downside is that it has 80C Tjmax vs 100C of Q9550 so it needs a TOP LINE cooling..

In everyday usage and OCing up to 4GHz on AIR it has no real advantage on Q9550 as Q9550 E0 stepping on right board hits 4GHz relatively easily and uses less Vcore (runs cooler)..

I say sell it as it`s priced nicely..

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