Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock
Thoughts on which is better? ones a Quad yeah, but ya kno
I'm fairly sure you meant Q9550. The Q9550 is two E8400 slapped together. Only on applications that can use more than 2 cores will you see any significant difference. Unfortunately, the Q9550 are priced out of the market, so it makes no sense to buy one. You can buy a 955 and a motherboard for less than you can buy a Q9550. It's really up to you if you need more than a dual core right now. I don't, but I swapped to one only because the entire upgrade cost me $40.
Edit: Nevermind, I see there really is a Q9505. I've never seen it before.
Using a good mobo the Q9550 is a beast.They both overclock real good but your not getting a Quad with the E8400.I would say the Quad will be better in the future with more games needing a Quad.Go for the Q9550.
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