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    E8400, Q9450 and Q6600 Comparison

    I have these 3 cpu's at present and all will be overclocking all 3 to the max and doing other benchmarks and tests before selling 2 of them on. Anybody want to request any tests to do on them for the benefit of this forum? The test system is in my sig.
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    Re: E8400, Q9450 and Q6600 Comparison

    hmm not really any specific but perhaps try some rts style games like world in conflict and of course try 3dmark 03/05 and 06 . Would be nice too see whats best but im guessing the q6600 will beat the e8400 and so will the q9450(what is the clock speeds of this?) because 3dmark etc use quad core, try a dual core only program xD.

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    Re: E8400, Q9450 and Q6600 Comparison

    Although I feel I have a good idea what the outcome would look like, it might be interesting to clock all 3 at exactly the same speed and conduct a series of tests across them.
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    Re: E8400, Q9450 and Q6600 Comparison

    I'm with 'shaithis' - and if you can, add Crysis to the benchmark list, I'd be interested to see if quad really makes a difference.

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    Re: E8400, Q9450 and Q6600 Comparison

    Would assume the Q9450 top in near everything
    Then E8400 with the Q6600 beating it on the few aps that can make use of the 4 cores.

    What would be interesting is a Q9300 v a E8400. Due to the price changes on the Q9xxx's the Q9300 now looks a good chip for the money, tests already show its about 7/8 percent faster at stock than a Q6600 despite it slower clock speed yet its only £25 more. Its now about the same price as the E8400 so its the direct competitor price wise.

    While the Q9450 is starting to get into silly money, and not worth it (unless your one of the people who pre ordered it when it was £210-220 from Scan )

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