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Fixed.

No one is saying it is as good as your i7 for things like video encoding. Purely for gaming, there is virtually no difference, at all.

I still say the best bet is to see which one clocks the highest.
And read my post again,i didnt mention video encoding and i also DID say that the qx9650 is still good for virtually all gaming scenarios

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if it was me in the driving seat id be keeping the 9450 without doubt,try them all and make up your mind.
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And read my post again,i didnt mention video encoding and i also DID say that the qx9650 is still good for virtually all gaming scenarios
You said almost all, which indicates there are some scenarios that it can't handle. I felt it was important to inform the OP that this isn't the case. A C2Q will run every gaming scenario that the i7 can.

I felt the need to mention video encoding because those types of scenarios are the only places you would actually notice any real performance gains, also folding and the likes.
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post #24 of 36
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You said almost all, which indicates there are some scenarios that it can't handle. I felt it was important to inform the OP that this isn't the case. A C2Q will run every gaming scenario that the i7 can.

I felt the need to mention video encoding because those types of scenarios are the only places you would actually notice any real performance gains, also folding and the likes.
Ok great i totally understand and your right in what you said about folding etc,i was just pointing out that what the guy said,

"QX9650 will EASILY match and beat latest gen CPUs when overclocked"

was wrong and tbh a silly thing to say,latest gen CPUs can also be overclocked.

Im just looking at the original post again and im not clear but..exactly which cpu is qx650? if its qx9650 then my opinion would be qx9650 but i thought the qx you mentioned was the older 65nm? which is it?
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post #25 of 36
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Ok great i totally understand and your right in what you said about folding etc,i was just pointing out that what the guy said,

"QX9650 will EASILY match and beat latest gen CPUs when overclocked"

was wrong and tbh a silly thing to say,latest gen CPUs can also be overclocked.

Im just looking at the original post again and im not clear but..exactly which cpu is qx650? if its qx9650 then my opinion would be qx9650 but i thought the qx you mentioned was the older 65nm? which is it?
Some minor confusion by both of us then.

I took it as a QX9650. I just presumed he missed the 9 out by error.
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post #26 of 36
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it is infact the QX6850

sorry about that
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Like i say ive just come from a qx9650 to an i7,i notice hardly any difference in games the only exception would be maybe...few ocassions in crysis.
but im being really picky there.
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post #28 of 36
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Ok great i totally understand and your right in what you said about folding etc,i was just pointing out that what the guy said,

"QX9650 will EASILY match and beat latest gen CPUs when overclocked"

was wrong and tbh a silly thing to say,latest gen CPUs can also be overclocked.

Im just looking at the original post again and im not clear but..exactly which cpu is qx650? if its qx9650 then my opinion would be qx9650 but i thought the qx you mentioned was the older 65nm? which is it?
Op mentioned it had 8mb cache so its the 65nm QX6850

Keepbthe Q9450 don't get the Q8400 as its cache stripped and the multi is so low it prob won't clock well as you will need to hit a really hogh FSB.
post #29 of 36
I am going to have to go with the Q9450 because of the 12MB of cache and it being 45nm. Sure, the QX6850 might be able to overclock a little higher but it is a little slower than the Q9450 clock for clock which about evens the 2 out. The Q9450 will run cooler and it is a little cheaper and will get roughly the same overclocked performance so go with the Q9450.
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Go with the Q9450 its the best one out of the 3. Overclocking you should be able to get to 3.6ghz without much trouble possible higher if you get a good one.
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