Closed I3-530 vs q8400 Tags: CPUs Core Games Apps Last response: September 26, 2010 6:40 AM in CPUs Share karthik_11 July 8, 2010 9:46:27 AM My friend recently bought a i3-530 system. I have a q8400 system which i recently bought. I just need to know which would perform better overall in apps,games,or anything you throw at it.Is avirtual core as powerful as a physical core. More about : 530 q8400 karthik_11 July 8, 2010 10:13:12 AM I just need to know whether a older generation quad will be outperformed by a newer generation dual core. so please reply. ennay July 8, 2010 10:44:16 AM nope your q8400 is still better then the i3 check this: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html Related resources I3-530 vs Phenom II x4 - Forum I3-530 VS I7-870 - Forum I3-530 vs i3-540 - Forum q8400 vs g3220 for games - Forum Q9300 vs q8400 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer karthik_11 August 17, 2010 1:46:46 PM @zipzoomflyhigh OK, how much performance the i3 gives than the q8400 in gaming. is there a huge difference or a minor one. hell_storm2004 a b à CPUs August 17, 2010 1:55:01 PM The newer tech would always give you some advantage. Plus Q8400 is pretty average quad. The Q9xxx series were better. In games as zipzoom mentioned, which are not core dependent the i3 would rule. But in multi tasking apps your Q8400 would dominate. So its basically down to what you use your PC for. Take a look at this mixed bag: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/118?vs=89 karthik_11 August 17, 2010 2:06:36 PM But the newer games definitely makes use of the extra cores. So even the games come into the category of multitasking. for ex in farcry 2 or gta4 which would perform better i3 or q8400?. rohn_avni August 17, 2010 2:09:57 PM any Quad Q8xxx and Q9xxx is better than any i3 according to me.......... 55Range a b à CPUs September 3, 2010 11:22:23 AM Q 8400 will be much better ! Mousemonkey a b à CPUs September 26, 2010 6:40:55 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $720 i3-530 vs Q9400 builds Forum SolvedE6320 VS Q8400 for Server Environment - Need Clarity Forum SolvedE8400 vs Q8400 for Skyrim Forum SolvedE6700 vs q8400 Forum SolvedE8400 vs Q8400 vs Q9550 Forum SolvedQ8300 vs q6600 vs q8400 for gaming Forum SolvedIntel e7500 vs. q8400 Forum core 2 quad q9300 vs core 2 quad q8400? Forum e6750 vs q8400 and should I upgrade my 4850? Forum Q8400 vs. FX 4100 Forum q8400 vs e5800 Forum Intel 2Quad Processor 9400 vs q8400 Forum Q8400 vs i5-2500k @ 3.7Ghz for gaming Forum Noob question Q8400 vs i5 2500k Forum E8400 vs Q8400 for flash games Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !