Q9550 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

marrio1981

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hi!
i have a pc with intel q9550 cpu...and i want to change my pc....
u think AMD Phenom II X6 1100T is a good choice, or a better choice?
 

Emperus

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^absolutely.. Keep me too in contention in case you are selling of your q9550.. In all practicality, it is still a great all round processor and will easily see you through till the LGA 2011 launch..
 

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well...i use computer mostly for games...my actual configuration is :
Q9550 @2.83
ASUS P5N-D NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI
6gb RAMM DDR2 @ 800
HDD 500 Gb
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 OC 1GB GDDR5
NOX Urano 700W
GIGABYTE 3D GALAXY II CPU LIQUID COOLING
but want to sell without the gtx460....but with POV 9800GTX+ 1Gb instead...
anyway i dont think u would pay the price....(if u from US or Canada)
 

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Q9550 @2.83

whats the liquid cooling for? lol
well...i had problems when i bought the pc
in summer it was overheating and shut down...didnt had any air conditioning in that house...soo the room was very hot...and i then i bought liquid cooling...
 

marrio1981

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theres nothing wrong with that chip. notch it past 3 and add another 460 or get a better gpu if you want to play higher resolutions.
as u seen i have ASUS motherboard thad had AI Suite on instalation cd.
AI Suite contains aplication named AI booster that oc´s cpu...i have oc-ed in 10%
 

enzo matrix

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I think that might be your overheating problem. Unless you do the overclocking in the bios manually, any AI programs or auto overclocking will up the voltage more than you need it. In some cases, I have seen these programs increase the voltage too much for the processor to handle. That could equate to a lot of heat.

Anyway, the Q9550 is a much better gaming CPU and even a very good match for some of the icore series processors. The 12mb of L2 cache makes a huge difference in a lot of games. It certainly edges out the phenom II. Scroll down for the gaming benchmarks. Note that they use a GTX280 for their testing:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/50?vs=146

The phenom IIx4 at 3.4GHz:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/50?vs=102

Your CPU vs a core i7 at a slightly higher clockspeed:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/50?vs=46

As you can see, you are a match, slightly worse, or slightly better, than even current higher end gaming CPUs.
 

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the liquid cooling solved the heating problem....and now i have it oc-ed al time and cpu temp is 50-55 al time
 

Emperus

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Hey Enzo, you slipped on the cache info.. There's no L3 catch on the Q9550 (or any core 2 or older Intel cpu for that matter).. But yeah 12MB cache does makes a difference.. Though not significant IMO..
 

enzo matrix

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Yep, My bad fixed. The phenom II is the one with L3 cache but the core 2 has a large L2 instead.

And yeah it depends what you are doing. The extra cache definitely makes a difference in a lot of things but in a lot of other things it makes no difference at all. In some of those benchmarks I've looked at, a lot of games notice no difference but there were a couple where there was quite a bit of difference.

An excellent example of cache advantage is the Athlon II vs the phenom II. I myself opted for the Athlon II because of the price and all you got with the phenom was a lot more cache.

Here's two identical processors. One has a higher clockspeed, the other has double the cache:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/54?vs=48

In most things they are the same. The cache helps the second one edge out in rendering applications by quite a bit. Gaming is also improved, but not enough to justify cost.
 

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