I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess you meant to say "Is the Q9550 that much slower than a i7 920??" It isn't incredibly slower than a i7 920, but it is slower.
Originally Posted by Varjo
It depends. In gaming, it doesn't really matter.
For more cpu heavy stuff, it's slightly faster clock for clock (like 20%), and if you're running multithreaded applications then it's going to be much much faster due to ht.
Also, they overclock better. 9500s generaly won't do 4.4ghz. Also on the i7 you get tripple channel ram which can help in some specific situations.
So really, it depends on your use.
Originally Posted by Shanahan
lol epeens. I dont give a **** what people think, I'm just doing some upgrades and micro center has the 920 for 199 and that seems like a good buy, granted I have to spend more on a mobo, and get new ram, but I can prob sell my sig rig can I not?