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Old 01-20-2009, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

So which is better? and why?
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i7 is better. its the newer tech.

it also is able to use ddr3 tripple channel while the q9550 cant.
other reasons, others will explain.

altho, both are great cpu's
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So speed wise which one is faster
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The I7
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So, what motherboard is best fit for the

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

they say that biostar is amazing.

this one isnt bad either

Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So which is better? and why?
That depends on what applications you use

In gaming they perform about the same. (though that might change when games start to take the advantage of all the 8 threads of i7)

But Core i7 920 is day and night better in winrar, 3dmark, photoshop.... etc

Check this review, page 7 has gaming benchmarks
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In gaming they perform about the same. (though that might change when games start to take the advantage of all the 8 threads of i7)
Very few games take advatange of 4 threads to begin with.
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