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i7 965 or QX9770?

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November 19, 2008 10:11:50 PM

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!

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November 19, 2008 10:17:04 PM

Go for the i7. Not only is it faster, it is $500 cheaper.
November 19, 2008 10:21:27 PM

Bragging rights? LOL. Okay.

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.
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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.

Guru3D review
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November 19, 2008 10:26:36 PM

i'd say the choice would be between i7 and q9550
November 20, 2008 7:50:26 AM

i7 for sure!
November 20, 2008 10:29:06 AM

Core i7 920
November 20, 2008 10:31:38 AM

Cool! Thanks everyone for youe help! I think I will fo foe the 965... Thanks
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