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Which is better Q9650 or Corei5 760

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October 19, 2010 11:43:33 AM

Hello guys, before I proceed I would like to say that this forum site is the best I've visited, because people here are respectable and mature. You see I have a dilemma, in terms of gaming performance, which is better the Q9650 or Corei5 760? I wish to make an upgrade and I am undecided yet if I'll go for Q9650 though I already have the mobo (Asus P5Q SE Plus), Ram (3 x 2GB 800 DDR2 Kingston) which is currently my component on my Core2Duo E4600. But in terms of expenses, the difference in which I would get to spend for the Processor Corei5 760, mobo (INTEL BLKDP55WB uATX 1333 DDR3) and Ram (2 x 2GB 1333Mhz Kingston) DDR3 between just the processor Q9650 only is about 25%. I am yet hesitant and I wish to hear other opinion and advise, please help me..

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October 19, 2010 12:20:35 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/191?vs=49

The I5 is slightly faster but overall will perform about the same. Also both will overclock to upper 3 Ghz with little trouble but, unless you can pick a Q9650 up for under $200 go with the I5 or even better wait a few moths and see what happens with Bulldozer and Sandy Bridge.

What video card are you using?
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October 19, 2010 12:22:50 PM

I'm using Inno3D GTS 250 1gb and I'm not planning for overclocking my cpu.
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October 19, 2010 12:24:05 PM

you guys are like vultures answering these questions, lol
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October 19, 2010 12:27:16 PM

thank you very much..
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October 19, 2010 12:31:22 PM

No it just illustrates which cpu has more raw horsepower, and that usually means better gaming as well.

I don't see anything backing your claim either, sigh
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October 19, 2010 12:38:25 PM

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what country are you in.? (where do you live.?)
to sum this up, your trying to decide between a q950 upgrade or starting a new i5 build, correct.?

philippines and the pc parts here are quite expensive.
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October 19, 2010 12:45:54 PM

I don't see any links in your original post there skippy.Seems you got up on the wrong side of the bed guy, you want to argue over something small and insignificant.
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October 19, 2010 12:46:13 PM

I would have bought the Q9650 a week ago, yet when I saw this price list and about Corei5 760 it made my buying decision put on halt. Q9650 here is about Php14,999 (Phil currencecy peso) and Corei5, mobo and Ram all amount to Php 18,000. That is why I'm hesistant and also I wanted to go for a Corei7 but I'm on a tight budget here. That is why I'm quite prudent on my decision.
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October 19, 2010 12:50:18 PM

Well Dipankar, if CPU speed in ghz is more important than efficiency, why is a core 2 at 2.4 better than a prescott core at 3.4?

Sorry OP my friend wants to point out other posters, rather than spend time helping you.
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October 19, 2010 1:09:40 PM

I said usually better actually. And I'm usually right about that. I get your point, however, a vastly superior process core, even at slowerclock rates can still be faster in games and applications, like cad and video encoding. The 920 is faster than the q9650 at everything under the sun, including Crysis warhead, and suffers from a 400mhz per core disadvantage.
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October 19, 2010 1:26:07 PM

^ Actually your right about that my bad, but that's the 920, not the 760 with a higher clock rate. I'm sure the 760 will win in those games as well.
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October 19, 2010 1:30:52 PM

Bitch this honkis, lol
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October 19, 2010 1:36:21 PM

Way off topic but, marijuana is decriminalized in MA. As long someone has less than an ounce on them, it's a mistermeaner offense.
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October 19, 2010 2:32:55 PM

In Farcry, Left for dead, and Crysis Warhead there is. I think they were going for dual verses quad, and Intel verses Amd and left out the older chip in some of the benches.

I think what ever the OP chooses will be a good decision. In my opinion, the q9650 is slower in most applications, faster in some games, slower in others. They both will overclock well, the 760 might beat the q9650 out in that department.

I think bang for the buck the q9650 wins, as you already have the 775 parts. That being said, if your willing to sell your old parts, a small increase in price will net you a good upgrade and keep you current. Not to mention the resale will be higher next time around. If you try to sell the 775 platform in 2013, you'll get next to nothing for it, where I believe the 1156 platform will still be worth a little.

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October 19, 2010 2:42:56 PM

Not sure if this can help you but... The q9650 is 120 dollars more expansive than the 760 on newegg. With that 120 dollars you can buy a new motherboard. Sell you old stuff and you will be a head of the game. Or give your old stuff to a friend, or family, and break even, but now you have a current gen system.

LOL wasn't aware the older Quads are going for that much.
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October 20, 2010 7:32:26 AM

sportsfanboy said:
Not sure if this can help you but... The q9650 is 120 dollars more expansive than the 760 on newegg. With that 120 dollars you can buy a new motherboard. Sell you old stuff and you will be a head of the game. Or give your old stuff to a friend, or family, and break even, but now you have a current gen system.

LOL wasn't aware the older Quads are going for that much.

thanks for the advice, I'll keep that in mind. And thanks for the time replying my query
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October 20, 2010 7:33:39 AM

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I donot think so.
www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=46
Q9650 is extremely fast for any game.@OP I suggest you buy Q9550 overclock it to 3.2ghz and use that remaining money to buy a better gpu.

thank you for the advice my friend, much appreciated
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October 20, 2010 8:52:35 AM

just upgrade the CPU. Much less hassle, no windows reinstall required. The q9650 is fast enough, and the 9550 is not much slower. Even the new motherboards are about to be made redundant by soon to be released models, so your not gaining much in way of upgradeability by switching motherboards. By the time you wish to upgrade the processor in the new board, you will be in the same predicament your in now as intel wants a new socket for every CPU range they release.
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