Should I Upgrade to Q9550 from my E8500 - Tri - SLI Rig? Tags: CPUs Gtx Core SLI Last response: July 1, 2009 7:48 PM in CPUs Share wick001 July 1, 2009 2:42:18 PM Would an upgrade be worth it from my GTX 260 core 216 Tri-SLI E8500 rig to a Q9550? More about : upgrade q9550 e8500 tri sli rig Mousemonkey a b à CPUs July 1, 2009 2:49:45 PM That depends on whether you believe that more cores make up for less speed. wick001 July 1, 2009 2:57:07 PM I've read that dual cores are not good at processing Tri-Sli and a quad would show much improvement. Should I upgrade to the Q9550? Related resources E8500 on X48 Chipset , Should I upgrade in next 6 months - Forum should I upgrade my rig? - Forum GPU Upgrade from GTX 670 SLI to Sapphire R9 290 Tri X - Forum Should upgrade SSD for my gaming rig? - Forum Should i get tri-sli 9800gtx+ or sumtin else? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mousemonkey a b à CPUs July 1, 2009 3:20:35 PM I've never (can't) run mine in my Sli rig, but then I don't run three cards either. However I think it would be more of an i7's scaling ability rather than the Wolfdale's that you may have been reading about, I could be wrong though. werxen a b à CPUs July 1, 2009 3:25:27 PM depends... i would love to run a heavily overclocked wolfdale with tri sli. you should try it and post some benchmarks! wick001 July 1, 2009 3:28:33 PM The thing is, I am actually losing FPS in games from SLI to Tri-SLI with my rig. I think the E8500 is bottlenecking the Tri-sli werxen a b à CPUs July 1, 2009 3:45:20 PM very well could be the case. other than that some games just scale horribly when you SLI or crossfire. im assuming you are playing demanding games that can actually handle it though... wick001 July 1, 2009 7:10:14 PM anyone else think the Q9550 will prove to be better for tri sli? emyyhh July 1, 2009 7:48:14 PM I think it will perform better, after all, you will be adding two more cores, even if the clockspeeds aren't as high. I am assuming you overclock your chips as well.... 3 way 260's is a very powerful setup, and while i have not doubt that a quad core socket 775 will improve over the e8500, an i7 would be needed to unleash its full potential. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum SolvedShould I SLI/Upgrade or just stay the same. Forum SolvedSLI- 60 hz monitor- Worth it? Should i attempt to upgrade? Forum SolvedHow should I proceed to upgrade my rig efficiently? Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my rig: 780 or 780Ti? Should I wait for Maxwell? Other alternatives? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade next ? For a gaming rig . New graphics card , cpu, ram, hard drive? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my gaming rig or no? Forum SolvedNext upgrade should I go i5 or SLI my 760? Forum SolvedUpgrading my GTX 260 core 216 Tri-SLI, Budget up to $250 per card. Forum SolvedAbout to upgrade rig, need input on what should be upgraded. Forum SolvedShould I upgrade to a SLI 780 ti? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade in my Gaming Rig? Forum Should I upgrade to GTX 980 SLI? Forum SolvedShould I SLI or Upgrade? Forum Looking to SLI 2 GTX 980s -- should i upgrade across the board or just PSU? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !