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Is a 4.2Ghz QX9650 worth $275 upgrade over a Phenom II 940 3.6Ghz?
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post #2 of 7
Nope. Core2Quad and Phenom II perform very similarly.

What are you doing that you wouldn't just upgrade platforms as opposed to sidegrading?
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Some more encoding, mostly PSP format.
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post #4 of 7
Clock for clock, C2Q out-performs Phenom II X4 by a good margin. A 4.2 C2Q will be considerably faster than a 3.6 PII.

I've built both and can vouch for that. Is it worth $275? Probably not, but that's not much $$ really.

High res gaming? That's another story since it becomes GPU limited. If this is a high-res gaming machine with upper end GPU(s), it becomes a question of how important is $275.
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I vote that the difference is noticeable, but not worth it.
 
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For $275? No, not worth it. If you were looking at $100-150, then maybe yes. Any higher, and you might as well spend a bit more and go for a much bigger upgrade to i7 or SandyBridge (if you want to switch to Intel)
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Originally Posted by [Adz] View Post
For $275? No, not worth it. If you were looking at $100-150, then maybe yes. Any higher, and you might as well spend a bit more and go for a much bigger upgrade to i7 or SandyBridge (if you want to switch to Intel)
Hell yeah. Not to mention if he's able to sell of his old/current rig, that's more money that could go towards the new and better rig.

Just sayin'
 
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