lol sorry didnt mean to come out being an *** or anything
but i didnt ask about anything other than benchmarks, so i don't care much for the q9550
main point being, that my 780i will not like those because this board won't be running 500+ fsb anytime soon for some 3dmark runs... i was looking through the voltages and it is indeed like my old 680i was... so i need the large multiplier
i'm looking through some more scores and i found a 6300 cpu score for a qx6850 at 4.0 ghz
the difference between the 45nm quads and 65nm quads in these 3dmarks is not a large difference....
i fully understand the q9550 will make a large difference in things like winrar and things of the sort... but i'm just looking for some 3dmarks manage with my mobo.... in the end its all down to mobo, i'm stuck on a nvidia chipset.. so i needa live with it
and on top of things guru... i think after reviewing some cpu scores... the 1333mhz of the qx6850 gives it better scores than all the other q6600 series because the rest only have 1066 fsb.... because all other q66 series with 4.0ghz only seem to be at the 6000 flat range...