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Just a quick question, if both the Q9550 and the Q6600 were at the same speed, say 3GHz, would the Q9550 be "faster"?
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Yes.

Edit: 12MB cache
45nm
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Noticeably, or just slightly?
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about 15% faster.
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Somewhat noticeably.

Q6600 is no slouch.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hli53194;12510477 
Just a quick question, if both the Q9550 and the Q6600 were at the same speed, say 3GHz, would the Q9550 be "faster"?

It would feel faster, yes, the extra cache of the Q9550 does help smile.gif

Not to say the Q6600 is a slouch by any means, both are great Core2Quads, but the Q9550 is easily one of, if not the best price / performance Quad on the 775 socket. Low heat output, and crazy clockers [usually] ^^
    
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post #7 of 16
Yah its the difference in cpu cache, q6600 has 8mb whereas q9550 has 12mb.

I love my q6600, got it for $90 canadian like a year ago, steal of a deal at the time, couldn't be happier with it.
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Moving from 65nm to 45nm would be noticeable. When I made the jump myself, GTA IV and Red Faction: Guerilla were laggy to me, whereas both ran much smoother on 45nm. It's not just the increased cache but the difference in architecture itself (also explains why the 8800GT>8800 GTS G80)

In addition to the better clock-for-clock performance, 45nms also OC much better as well.

Make the jump smile.gif
post #9 of 16
At the same exact clock, barely noticeable at best. You'd have to run an application that is heavily influenced by cache.

Gaming? Nothing noticeable.

The benefit of the Q9xxx is that they usually can hit 4.0, and the usual max for Q6600 is 3.6.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;12510593 
Moving from 65nm to 45nm would be noticeable. When I made the jump myself, GTA IV and Red Faction: Guerilla were laggy to me, whereas both ran much smoother on 45nm. It's not just the increased cache but the difference in architecture itself (also explains why the 8800GT>8800 GTS G80)

In addition to the better clock-for-clock performance, 45nms also OC much better as well.

Make the jump smile.gif

But was that because of the higher clock, or because of the better clock for clock performance?
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