This is a thread wondering what is faster clock for clock when it comes to encoding and video gaming. I seem to be confused on the fact of what is faster clock for clock. I did think a q9x50 12mb cached yourkfield is faster clock for clock then a Phenom II deneb core. Am i right, is it true, i know there not that close, because i swear reading reviews of a q9550 beating or within 5-0% of a Phenom II 940 deneb core which is almost 200Mhz faster clocked? So which is faster Also which is smoother at gaming, in your opinion do you belive the 12mb cache yorkfields clock for clock are smoother then Phenom II deneb cores in video gaming in general ?