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Last response: in CPUs
July 23, 2008 12:39:41 AM

Intel QX6800 vs. Q9550
Which should I choose? Does anyone have benchmark vs. Pro and Cons?

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a c 203 à CPUs
a b å Intel
July 23, 2008 1:34:34 AM

None of the above;
Get a Q6700 instead and save $250-$750.
By the way - what do you intend to do with the computer? And do you plan on overclocking?
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2008 1:51:51 AM

What WR2 said.
a c 127 à CPUs
July 23, 2008 9:55:34 PM

Lets list out the Pros vs Cons:

QX6800 Pros:
Unlocked multiplier resulting in higher Overclocks
hicher stock speed

QX6800 Cons:
High Price
Older Process

Q9550 Pros:
45nm stepping
runs cooler
Uses less power
Good price

Q9550 Cons:
Not as fast stock speed
No unlocked multi
will not OC as high

Q6700 Pros:
Good Price
average stock speed

Q6700 Cons:
65nm process
will not OC as high as the QX6800

Overall with no price the QX6800 is great. But for the price its not. The Q6700 is good and will OC decently but the Q9550 has a newer process and is about 10% faster clock per clock as well as it will run cooler than the Q6700 at the same clock.

Its not an easy choice. What the hell..... get the Q6000.