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Here are some nice benchmarks Core i7-860@4.0Ghz vs Q9550@4.0Ghz in 43 benchmarks with a single ATI 5850@1Ghz
    
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i have been looking for something like 8xx vs 9xx but lets see what q9xxx series has in stores....vs i7 8xx....
gud one mate....
so this finally prooves it..dont spend a hell lot of money on cpu if u r just gaming......
even an i3 would suffice....
but again i wanted to know how much diff. is between i7 8xx vs i7 9xx in gaming at same clocks with ht on and turbo off......
Edited by ghost_z - 2/19/11 at 9:24am
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Yea the Q9x50 CPUs can keep up with these i7s pretty well at about the same speeds in most cases.
    
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woo my 540 @ 4.7 rocks
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Yea the Q9x50 CPUs can keep up with these i7s pretty well at about the same speeds in most cases.
but the problem is the q9xxx series processors r still too costly to be justified over an i5/i7 purchase.........
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but the problem is the q9xxx series processors r still too costly to be justified over an i5/i7 purchase.........
New yes. But if there is somebody on 775 with an older dual core and can find a Q9x50 for a good price then its not a bad choice. Their price is pretty ridiculous though.
    
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i have been looking for something like 8xx vs 9xx but lets see what q9xxx series has in stores....vs i7 8xx....
gud one mate....
so this finally prooves it..dont spend a hell lot of money on cpu if u r just gaming......
even an i3 would suffice....
but again i wanted to know how much diff. is between i7 8xx vs i7 9xx in gaming at same clocks with ht on and turbo off......
The differences between i7 8xx VS i7 9xx at the same clock frequencies should be almost none. Only advantage the i7 9xx has over the i7 8xx is triple channel memory. It has been proven that going from Dual channel to triple channel gives almost nothing.

This is why Intel moved away from triple channel in their Sandybridge chipset.
    
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The differences between i7 8xx VS i7 9xx at the same clock frequencies should be almost none. Only advantage the i7 9xx has over the i7 8xx is triple channel memory. It has been proven that going from Dual channel to triple channel gives almost nothing.

This is why Intel moved away from triple channel in their Sandybridge chipset.
Although this is all true, I wouldn't assume that the i7 8xx vs i7 9xx comparison is valid to this particular thread. 1156 boards are optimized for dual channel performance, but in this instance you are taking a 1366 board optimized for triple channel performance and running it in a sub-optimal configuration. I'm not claiming there is a significant difference, it's just a shame he couldnt remove that difference. Razi3l has gone to great lengths to mimic a typical i7-920 overclock, yet I would guess very few i7-920 users are using ram in a dual channel configuration.
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Although this is all true, I wouldn't assume that the i7 8xx vs i7 9xx comparison is valid to this particular thread. 1156 boards are optimized for dual channel performance, but in this instance you are taking a 1366 board optimized for triple channel performance and running it in a sub-optimal configuration. I'm not claiming there is a significant difference, it's just a shame he couldnt remove that difference. Razi3l has gone to great lengths to mimic a typical i7-920 overclock, yet I would guess very few i7-920 users are using ram in a dual channel configuration.
I agree to a certain point. However, if Thread starter had used triple channel, it would have showed almost no performance gain. Probably nothing in those game benchmarks.

So based on this, I think these results are valid enough...
    
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The Truth about i7 (1366) memory, both dual channel vs tri channel

See for yourselves... No gain - Dual VS Triple on i7 1366

Edit: Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance

Shows the same...
Edited by turrican9 - 2/19/11 at 2:35pm
    
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