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so say... a Q6600 is still -far- better than an i3 in Quad core optimized games eh?
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Originally Posted by Track;11968759 
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..


You do know a 860 is pretty much a clone of a 950 just has no tripple channel.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 1/11/11 at 4:06am
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post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Track;11968759 
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..

I don't make the numbers or the rules I just post links showing a Q9550 getting very respectable benchmarks compared to a i7.

Perhaps with your great knowledge of "cpu should scale in all tasks the same" you could fill us in on why the x58 chipset would matter at all in a single card setup.
    
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Q9XXX slaps a i3 round like a pimp...
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Generally I wouldn't trust hyperthreading in a game as I don't think they are made for it, and if the game is optimized for more cores I would rather go with more physical cores
    
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A native C2Q like Q9xxx is better for multithreaded apps than Ci3 530 or Ci5 6xx plain and simple..

Even for gaming Q9550 wil perform on pair with Ci5 750 when both OC`d @ same cocks eg. 3.8Hz..

A real Quad FTW..

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track;11968759 
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..

Actually I'd say this is very correct, the OP was asking about a game for one.

And the person you're saying is incorrect said it's as fast as an i7, that doesn't mean all i7's.

It could be as fast as the slowest i7, and still be labeled as fast as AN i7.
Edited by OwnedINC - 1/11/11 at 4:17am
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core i3 with HT at 4.5GHZ

core 2 killer easy.
    
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