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Q9550 @ 4ghz vs i5 2500k

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Toying with the idea of upgrading with my tax return money. Looking at getting a pair of SATA III SSDs as well, depending on my budget.

So how far behind am I as far as performance is concerned?
    
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1155 > 775.

If SB is doing better than the current 1366 offerings. Then your quite a bit behind.
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If you had a PC with a first generation Core i7 or something more recent like a Lynnfield i7/i5, then i'd say it is not a big leap in performance, and so it's not really worthwhile in this moment, the performance difference is not enormous (but still quite noticeable). But you're still in the Core 2 family. I think you're going to feel a vast difference. I think the whole sandy bridge thing is really meant to people who are still in the Core 2 generation and below. I say go for it!. These new processors and the new P67 platform are amazing.
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Pretty significant gain in performance, especially with SSDs.
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Worth $300 after I sell my current hardware?
    
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2500k hands down. It can't compare to how these new processors function. If you are able to allocate the funds.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden;12192272 
1155 > 775.

If sb is doing better than the current 1366 offerings. Then your quite a bit behind.



775>1155
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12193910 
775>1155

If you say so.
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what are you going to use the system for ? i dont see a huge differnce from a 2600k to a i7 gaming wise the q9550 will work fine still you wont see a super huge jump. Now if you want it for folding i would go with a 2600k to get the best points.
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