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Is the Q9650 @ 4Ghz still a powerful cpu?

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  1. Q9650

    Q9650

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    I have my Q9650 OC`ed to 4ghz 24/7 and still to date i find it pretty bad ass cpu for all my needs like extreme gaming (like crysis 2 at ultra settings), video editing, benchmarking and bit of everything!

    what`s your opinion! discuss please....
     
  2. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Same here . I have had mine for a couple of years now (3) and it is still smokin fast . I see no reason other than my E-peen to get another build going . Plus the fact that I am broke and the jobs are not there for 3 years now still looking . I love my Q9650 and at 4.0GHz it is just hard to think that I need a faster new chip at this time that is .
     
  3. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    yes. my q9650 smokes fat joints still compared to a lot of those new i5 procs. no reason to upgrade unless you have a small penis :(
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sooo.. the answer is yes then?
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    The Q9650 and the 2500K have about a 10-20FPS gap says anandtech bench
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    10-20FPS on the desktop?
     
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    keep it, great cpu! it's a awesome cpu now because of your 4ghz oc
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Yeah, even though an i5-2500K will smoke it, it's still pretty potent.

    Look, I've got an E8500 at 4.11GHz which is half of yours and it's still blisteringly fast at everything. Pair it up with a GTX 580 and it blasts through all the latest games. :rockout:

    Of course, it doesn't stop me from wanting to upgrade it to the latest tech. :p
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Gaming. sorry should have posted that.

    I wouldn't say smoke but yes it does beat it but maybe like 10-15%
     
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    So the Q9650 is still leaving users like me from jumping to latest intel cpu tech.

    yeah i love my q9650 especially my mobo (see sig)
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Is that it? :eek: I'm sure I've seen benchies ages ago where it was much faster. And they overclock to 5GHz on the stock cooler too, which will give them a serious edge.

    Perhaps I've forgotten the benchies now. :confused: I'm going out now, so I'll look it up later.
     
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    Like Erocker said, if you're happy with it, then yes it is. I've got an E8600 @ 4.2 Ghz and it chews up everything I throw at it. It's the longest I've been on the same platform (like... Ever! going past 3 years). I'm usually finding myself upgrading every 1 - 2 yrs max.

    This coming winter, I may upgrade depending on what Intel pulls out with Ivy Bridge.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I had a X3370 which is the Xeon equivalent of the Q9650, and to be honest I would still have it if it wasn't for the fact that I could sell it for the cost of my current Motherboard and CPU and still have enough left for some McDonalds! And hell, the X3220(Q6600)@3.6GHz that I had before the X3370 would still chew through everything pretty easily.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Yes check out ECH's thread above. the benches are good and he shows they are not too far apart. the Q9650 is still a great chip.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Will do. Now I must post one more thread and dash out!
     
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    thanks guys for your comments :) Q9650 is still a winner cpu
     
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    let us know when you decide to upgrade, Q9650, and we can change your username again :laugh:
     
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    nice one man! hehehe
     
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    well, the first thing you need to check, is that at the same speed, what is the difference.. the Q9650 is a 3ghz CPU. In Most of the benchmark, the i7 920 is better and on some other (small amount of benchmark), they are close (i7 920 in front).

    so, if a SB 2500k is way better than a i7 920 (it's still better than an i7 950, and in some test better than an i7 975) the Q9650@ 4ghz would have the same performance as the i5 2500k, or maybe less.. but a BIG point to have a SB, is that it has way better consumption, and doesn'T heat like the Core 2 Quad ;)

    for games: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/...core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/20

    Q9650@ 4ghz is still a good CPU, event at 3ghz.. it is better than my x4 635@ 3.36ghz which gives me poor performance in some games :(
     
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    Definitely still a winner. Still rockin' a Q9550 here, and I'm still loving it. Might go for a 2600k after the next series of cpus come out and prices drop.

    Awesome board by the way. ;)
     
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    thanks man! i adore my ud3p!
     
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    my Q9450 @ 3ghz is still doing fine in just about evrything :D just need to upgrade the 4850s and i will be very happy
     
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    What are you tryin to say.....and my next question is how did you know :( <---- i7 2600K here

    But yes the Q9550 and the Q9650 are both still very respectable and very fast..... The more I think about it.... see what Ivy bridges brings.... and decide then. Until then .... worry about video cards more. Upgrades on those always bring more results anyways.
     
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    if game = playable then current > upgrade
    if game = unplayable then current < upgrade

    Words to live by. :)
     

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