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post #11 of 54
i don`t know about the the i3 overclocking ability, i would check that.
HT and this kind of hocuspocus with a high clock_speed and a fat cache
every program should be happy
And like The Master Chief (!!!) said "If you already have a mobo, and DDR2"
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post #12 of 54
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Originally Posted by Hy3RiD;12033809 
But games do you use all four cores now-a-days. And hyper threading makes it more like 3 cores anyhow smile.gif

An no need to get upset and start taking the piss.

No, not all games use four cores, in fact I would say the majority do not. Crysis, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, and Diablo III are some examples that I can think of right off the top of my head.
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i don`t know about the the i3 overclocking ability, i would check that.
HT and this kind of hocuspocus with a high clock_speed and a fat cache
every program should be happy
And like The Master Chief (!!!) said "If you already have a mobo, and DDR2"

The i3s obviously overclock extremely well. You could hit 4GHz with your eyes closed. Dual cores are generally easier to OC than quad cores.
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post #13 of 54
yeah, but bringing a Q9550to say 3,74GHz isn`t that hard (even i could).
And i`m not shure 2cores with HT are bashing 4cores, i didn`t view much benchmarks
on i3/i5.
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post #14 of 54
Take a look at this Core i7-860@4.0Ghz vs Q9550@4.0Ghz in 43 benchmarks

This is comparing the Q9550 with a 860 i7 at same clocks. The i3 is no match for the Q9550. At least not clock for clock.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9;12035206 
Take a look at this Core i7-860@4.0Ghz vs Q9550@4.0Ghz in 43 benchmarks

This is comparing the Q9550 with a 860 i7 at same clocks. The i3 is no match for the Q9550. At least not clock for clock.

That review used an hd5850 to compare cpus. A fast gpu like a gtx580 is needed to compare cpus, not an hd5850... or at least a much lower resolution. An 860 should be VERY noticeably faster than a q9550 with a faster gpu. Also, an i3 would possibly clock to ~4.5ghz vs ~4.0ghz for the q9550. Once overclocked, they should be about the same, beside thread heavy games favoring the quad.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9;12035206 
Take a look at this Core i7-860@4.0Ghz vs Q9550@4.0Ghz in 43 benchmarks

This is comparing the Q9550 with a 860 i7 at same clocks. The i3 is no match for the Q9550. At least not clock for clock.

Obviously benchmarks will love quad cores vs dual cores. I was referring to games that don't use more than two cores.

Overall, yes, the Q9550 will easily outperform the i3. In games that only use two cores, however, the i3 when overclocked will very easily beat the Q9550.
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post #17 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airolden;12035377 
Obviously benchmarks will love quad cores vs dual cores. I was referring to games that don't use more than two cores.

Overall, yes, the Q9550 will easily outperform the i3. In games that only use two cores, however, the i3 when overclocked will very easily beat the Q9550.

The Q9550 can also in many cases, be overclocked up to 4GHz..
    
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Gentlemen, dont underestimate little i3's please, they have some potential. Take a look at these articles:

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/systems/how_to_build_a_600_gaming_pc/1
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/31521-intel-core-i3-540-clarkdale-lga1156-processor-review.html

IMO both would serve for couple of years with no problems.
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The Q9550 can also in many cases, be overclocked up to 4GHz..

The i3 will overclock higher than a Q9550 will. It is simply easier overclocking a dual core.
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post #20 of 54
even in single thread apps i would go for the Q9550 cant get enough of that extra cache,
in this case only uses 6Mb but thats more than any i3
    
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