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Old 11-29-2008, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Q6600 VS Q9300 (Who wins?)

I am already planning in my next build and I absolutely cannot go with those new motherboards simply because it is too expensive.

Now I need suggestions with the processor, I usually go with Q6600, but saw the Q9300 at around the same price, my question is which one is really better?

I see Q6600 with more cache, and almost the same frequency.

Also, as for a budget graphics card, will the 4850 still the best right now?

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I say neither.. both fail in their own way now..

Q9300- its 45nm and faster clock per clock, however its got a really low multiplier and won't clock as well as a result..

q6600- its 65nm, slower clock per clock to the q9300 (or any Yorkfield), but you showed us this issue a while back.... they have crappy batches now that can't overclock for crap, and require pumping of high voltages to go high...

Do yourself a favor and get an e8400 or e8500
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Core 2 duo is not an option.....

I have to get a Quad one, they get way better sales... People don't know they are slower, they just want to show off their friends they got a Quad processor, and as for performance they dont even notice it.
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In that case get the AMD Phenom 9850.

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Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops


"Sounds cooler" and runs better from what I have heard, and in my opinion.
I have a older batch of Q6600, but the newer ones are horrid.
The Q9300...don't even bother.
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So this is to fool n00bs?

I want no part of this then
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So this is to fool n00bs?

I want no part of this then
What sounds more taunting to someone who looks for something that sounds taunting?

"I have the Q9300 Intel Quad Core"
or
"I have the AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition"


I will never stop questioning this.
Someone wants something that sounds better, but truely isn't. :freak:

Good luck.
Just my input.
Your not going to get much support on what sounds better. Thats just ridiculous.
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Default Re: Q6600 VS Q9300 (Who wins?)

E8500/E8600 or the Q9550. That should be the title of the thread.
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Default Re: Q6600 VS Q9300 (Who wins?)

if you get a decent mobo, the q9300 will win for sure (because the newer q6600s having terrible VIDs)... it runs way cooler and is more efficient... i've achieved 3.75GHz stable (thats a massive 500 FSB) on my rig but usually run it at 3.6GHz

of course, if you can get an older batch q6600 through ebay or something then that would be the way to go... just make sure you've got nice cooling
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how do you tell if you have an older or newer Q6600? at what point where the old considered old?
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