Hi...Now I know that Q9550 is a superior proc, but can anyone tell me that how much difference is there between Q9400 and Q9550 performance??
I am not a gamer and not an overclocker, my pc willl be used for music production only. So pls tell me how much difference is there as Q9550 has 12MB cache vs 6MB in Q9400, does this makes a HUGE difference or just slight difference?
I have actually bought a Q9400 but I can return it and get a Q9550 if the difference is really huge, but I don't want to spend the extra money as I am also getting a mobile and need it for that,but again if the difference is really big then I can sacrfifice the mobile and get the Q9550.
So please help me.
I haven't had a Q9400 but I do have a Q9450 as well as a Q9550 and I found the Q9550 easier to OC plus this one runs a bit cooler and it definitely outperforms the Q9450 in crunching medical research work units though not by an earth shattering amount.
I'd have to say I'd need to know how much of a price difference you are looking at between the two before I made a choice.
For example if an extra fifty or so bucks got me the better CPU I'd grab it without question.
Thanks all for your help, I am not into games and not into oc either as I
have stated above, I might oc a little bit just for the experience but I am not sure i would even do it or not, may be upto 3ghz.
So if I oc q9400 to 3 or 3.2ghz will it then be able to compete q9550 at stock speed?
Thank you very much all of you for putting my mind at ease, I think I am gonna stick with Q9400 as I am not much into gaming and oc, and now I can also get a Sony Ericsson Xperia which was not possible if I would have bought a Q9550 :-)