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Q9650 vs I7

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April 25, 2010 10:08:49 AM

Am looking to upgrade to a I7 soon but want to do some reading weather i will see a improvement in performance. I Mainly use my pc for high end gaming and wont everything to run on max. if i dont see a improvement then theirs no need to upgrade and i will keep saving my money.
MY system

Q9650 @4.1ghz
Corsair 1066mhz
Asus 5870 CF

Is there some reviews that i can look at to see what % performance there is.

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April 25, 2010 10:13:33 AM

Don't bother upgrading a Q9650, it's still a pretty good processor.
April 25, 2010 10:16:20 AM

Will i see a improvement if i was to say buy a asus rampage II and buy faster ram. Or wait to see what else comes along. How long before my Cpu start to show its age? I mean now where in the HD gaming
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April 25, 2010 10:32:02 AM

Q9650 is only a hair better than the Q9550 which is on par with PII-955 and so Q9650 will bottleneck 2xHD4870, let alone 2xHD5870.

i7+2xHD4870 beats PII-955+2xHD4890 => PII-955(which is on par with Q9550) will bottlenecke 2xHD4870, let alone 2xHD5870.


However, do you really need 2x HD5870 for merely gaming?
April 25, 2010 10:32:07 AM

I'd imagine you'll be good for at least another year or two. That processor at 4.1ghz is fast.

I'd bet it'll push next gen multi gpu setups without issue.
April 25, 2010 11:43:20 AM

andy5174 said:
Q9650 is only a hair better than the Q9550 which is on par with PII-955 and so Q9650 will bottleneck 2xHD4870, let alone 2xHD5870.

i7+2xHD4870 beats PII-955+2xHD4890 => PII-955(which is on par with Q9550) will bottlenecke 2xHD4870, let alone 2xHD5870.
http://media.bestofmicro.com/T/F/216195/original/PhII%20vs.%20i7%20Crysis.png

However, do you really need 2x HD5870 for merely gaming?


Dont get you. Will it or wont it
April 25, 2010 11:46:45 AM

Am getting 60-73fraps on everything on max and 1920/1200
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April 27, 2010 12:10:57 PM

darkwhisper441 said:
Dont get you. Will it or wont it

Easy answer is "It will!", but won't be much considering your Q9650 is at 4.1GHz.
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