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a real quad like the Q9x00? or an i3 with its hyper threading?
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A real quad core.
    
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For your Mobo, q9550 E0 might be your best choice
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Depends on the OC. i3 with HT will go 5ghz, where as a 9x00 wont probably
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oh and i am leaving the i5/i7 out of this since they are hands down superior
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post #6 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Abrajam View Post
For your Mobo, q9550 E0 might be your best choice
its not for me, just a question to know if hyper threading can overcome physical cores provided the CPU with hyper threading is using a newer technology
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post #7 of 26
No, not really.

The Q9 series is just about as fast as an i7.


http://forums.vr-zone.com/news-aroun...5850-1ghz.html
    
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post #8 of 26
i agree i had a q9550@4200 and when it comes to gaming its as fast as my i7@4200 almost. The real adv i7 is is in apps that need raw cpu power like folding/boinc video editing so on.
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post #9 of 26
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that clears it, thanks all
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
No, not really.

The Q9 series is just about as fast as an i7.


http://forums.vr-zone.com/news-aroun...5850-1ghz.html
That's vague and incorrect.

No, simply put, no. Threads are far better than they used to be in the Pentium 4-era, but even though back then they were about 1% as good as a core, and today it's not a gigantic difference.

The Q9550 is close to being as fast as a lower-end i7, such as an 860. Not a 950, say, or a 930.

And this is ONLY in games. Outside of video games, the i7's are far superior.

Then you throw in Sandy Bridge, which is technically an i7..
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