is it close to core 2 quad q8400 in terms of gaming performance ?
please really need this answer
it would also help if you could rank these processors with a score out of 100:
intel core 2 quad q8400,core i3 540,core 2 duo e8400,amd athlon ii x4 955,amd phenom ii 955,core i5 650 and core 2 duo e7500. lets leave sandy bridge processors out of this.
i guess i5 750 would top this list if it was included...
Source:- Playing these games using a real video card (we used a Radeon HD 5670) gave a tiny advantage to the Core i3-530, but with only a four-percent performance difference between the two benchmarked CPUs, we are more inclined to say that both achieved the same performance level.
what the hell are you talking about? who mentioned the i3? the OP asked about the q8400. here, ill post the i7 killing the athlon II in every benchmark since you decided to bring in any CPU you want....you really are stupid...
he has i3 in his comparison list....so it came out
then you would need to mention all the other CPUs he has listed as well then wouldn't you? as far as you "never mentioned q8400" let me quote you "My guessing is 640 should be better than q8400 with a speed bump of 100mhz "
So that makes you a liar since you did mention it.