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This coming from someone who says the i7 920 at 4GHz can't bottleneck on any amount of cards.


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informative link mate, thanks
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For Q9550 vs Ci3 530 compar. CLICK HERE ..

You`ll see that C2Q demolishes Ci3 in every app and game..

Even though C2Q is running at lower 2.83GHz vs 2.93GHz of Ci3 and C2Q has no TURBO freq..

But Ci3 is still a good CPU there`s no doubt..

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For Q9550 vs Ci3 530 compar. CLICK HERE ..

You`ll see that C2Q demolishes Ci3 in every app and game..

Even though C2Q is running at lower 2.83GHz vs 2.93GHz of Ci3 and C2Q has no TURBO freq..

But Ci3 is still a good CPU thre`s no doubt..

CHEERS..
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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..
If anything in single card configurations Lynnfield has an advantage over Nehalem due to its higher turbo frequencies coupled with its more efficient (albeit narrower) PCI-e controller.
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