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Intel i5 2.66ghz vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz

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September 19, 2009 12:12:40 AM

Okay here are the Cpus

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the mobo
EVGA 122-YW-E173-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the mobo
EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Tell me what one will give me the best performance. I know there a big difference in price but i dont care. Tell me what one will be a great muti-tasker.

USE: Video gaming, recording with fraps while playing, photoshop, and itunes.
September 19, 2009 4:02:00 AM

hunter315 said:
The i5 is better, but you can get boards that are just as good for less especially after combos. This combo will let you get a good board and CPU for the same price as the C2Q
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

i been reading up on Asus and there motherboard technical support sucks. And evga has a awesome tech support. Also the sli is only 8x8.......
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September 19, 2009 4:31:13 AM

From any perspective i5 is the way to go without a doubt. On the subject of Asus motherboards I would have to see the reviews that rate them poorly in order to believe it - Asustek is an excellent manufacturer, and I personally have owned two of their boards and had no problems with them.
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September 19, 2009 4:03:54 PM

Not to mention the C2Q power draw shoots through the roof at slock clock AND overclock. The i5 has a much better power draw.
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September 19, 2009 4:59:30 PM

Only two systems to consider nowadays.

i5 with single card setup that will lay waste to most intel AND amd setups.

or if you want to spend the big bucks do a i7 920 with a sli setup on x58 mobo and overclock it. In my opinion not really worth the extra 500+ dollars for second graphics card, more expensive mobo, and more expensive cpu when they are gonna be dated soon anyway

Imo go i5, but wait till the new radeon cards come out. Since the i5 is available, the c2q is pretty much obsolete

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September 19, 2009 8:29:05 PM

If the c2q drops 20% or so percent in price, I could see them staying a good option for a year or 2 at least
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September 20, 2009 2:34:29 AM

keviny47 said:
If the c2q drops 20% or so percent in price, I could see them staying a good option for a year or 2 at least

excuse me but what is the cq2?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 20, 2009 3:02:26 AM

Core 2 Quad, abbreviations are your friend when you type the same thing many times a week.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 20, 2009 3:54:59 AM

If you want the better multitasker and money is not an issue then a good p55 motherboard with an i7 860 would beat the i5 (and in many cases the i7 920).
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September 21, 2009 2:58:08 AM

dndhatcher said:
If you want the better multitasker and money is not an issue then a good p55 motherboard with an i7 860 would beat the i5 (and in many cases the i7 920).

nope money is a issue im trying to stay within a 700$ limit with mobo and cpu and ps and ram. But gpu is in a other category
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September 23, 2009 11:21:36 PM

i think you should go with the i5, definitely more upgrade power
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October 6, 2009 3:44:50 PM

I have core i5

my configuration is

Intel core i5
intel dp55wb
nvidia gt250 1 gb
2 gb ddr3 1333 mhz of ram
cooler master 500watt
zebronics gamming cabinet
250 gb gb hard disk

i bought this on 29 september 2009....i think core i5 is best in price and performance ,where as intel quade core Q9550 is nice processor has good performance too.but i go with i5 just because its new and many new features which where not ther in quade core.also didnt go with q9550 just because its little high on price.


also smps ie power supply has to be good so i suggest that buying good company's smps is good for processer as there is no integerated graphics on motherboard of intel that were there in market.
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October 19, 2009 7:32:07 PM

I have both these CPUs and I must say that I like the Q9550 with an asus motherboard alot better than the i5 with some gigabyte motherboard...

It might be the chipsets that make the Q9550 better in my eyes...the i5 is not as good at multitasking than the Q9550 seems to be and feels quicker!

If I were to built another system I would go with the i7 I think...but the Q9550 with its 12 megs of cache is no slouch!

Good luck
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March 31, 2010 4:53:57 AM

I've got 2 servers, 1 running Intel Xeon E5520 and 1 running Intel i5 750. I use VMware Server 2.0.2 on both machines with the host being Windows Server 2008 for both. Interestingly and annoyinly, neither CPU's are properly supported by the VMware Server 2.0.2.... it only shows 2 CPU's instead of the 4 that's there.

And funny enough, my core 2 quad actually performs much more smoothly for vmware server 2.0.x than the i5 / i7 or Xeon E5520
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