I am looking to build a new system next month and was planning on using the QX9770 but now that the i7 965 is out I was wondering if I should go that route. Are there any benchmarks which compare these two CPU's? Is the QX9770 more of a workhorse than the i7? Thanks for any help... Primary use will be bragging rights!
Get the Core i7 965, a motherboard with triple GPU (SLI or Crossfire), and 2 or 3 GPUs, all try to fill all the memory slots too. 12GB would still be triple channel, I believe.
Here's a clip from a review, that mentions the lowly Core i7 920...now just imagine what they would've said about the 965.
If we take the Core i7 920 as shown today, we still are a little in disbelieve .. 284 USD is surely a lot of money for an entry level quad core processor, but the fact is .. it's a very good amount faster than todays most high-end 1300 USD QX9770 processor.