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 E8600 beats Q9550 ? Help Quick!!!!!! Must send back. - Forum Q6600 vs E8500 vs Q9550 vs QX9770 - Forum q9550 vs q6600 - Forum Q9550 + 9800GTX+ vs E8500 + GTX 260 - Forum Which Chipset would be the best for E8500 and/or Q9550 - 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: ForumE8500 @ 4.1 ghz vs. stock Q9550 ForumE8500 vs X2 7750 ForumQ9550 upgrade from E6600? Gamer ForumWhich one is better build?(i7 + GTX 260 216 vs e8500 + HD4870x2) ForumOCing E8500 .. STUCK ForumShould I buy a new combo board/ram/cpu or an e8500 ForumQ9550 and q9450 rig suggestions anyone? ForumIntel Quad Q6600 Vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - Electricity Bill ForumNew Rig - Why does every option have a downside? ForumI7 or q9550 for gaming/video editing Forumbuilding new rig - need help ForumGaming laptop help ForumNeeding an upgrade... Headset/Soundcard ForumWhich power supply should i get? ForumUpgrading from e6400 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !