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I7 920 vs QX6700?

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July 31, 2010 9:33:32 AM

which would be my best bet for gaming?

i currently am running the QX6700 w/ 780i chipset but am thinking about upgrading to an i7 and x58 series chipset if its worth it?

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July 31, 2010 10:07:38 AM

To be honest, I don't think it's worth the upgrade, those Core 2 Quads are still very fast, all the i7 really offers is around 10% - 15% higher speed in some applications clock for clock, and Hyper-Threading which some applications don't use.

Overclocking your CPU would show noticeable increase in performance too.
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July 31, 2010 10:10:09 AM

im sorry i forgot to mention that i do have it OC'd from 2.66 to 3.3
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July 31, 2010 10:22:39 AM

A Core 2 Quad QX6700 @ 3.3 GHz will perform like a Core i7 920 at stock. I wouldn't bother with an upgrade, it's still a very fast processor.
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July 31, 2010 2:07:24 PM

you can keep your processor till next generation playstation and xbox as the q6700 at stock is much better than both the x360 triple core and ps3 cell processors.
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