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nmdelrio
02-15-08, 02:14 PM
I am thinking of moving up.

Is the QX9650 worth the $1100 price tag?

If so, are there revision numbers I should look for like the rev G0 for the Q6600?

Thanks all. :afro:

Bearclaw
02-15-08, 02:42 PM
I am thinking of moving up.

Is the QX9650 worth the $1100 price tag?

If so, are there revision numbers I should look for like the rev G0 for the Q6600?

Thanks all. :afro:
No. At least in my mind it isn't. With a decent cooler you can easily OC the Q600 or any of the other quad cores to the speed of the QX9650. You can also save a bundle of money at the same time. :D

methimpikehoses
02-15-08, 02:44 PM
I am thinking of moving up.

Is the QX9650 worth the $1100 price tag?

If so, are there revision numbers I should look for like the rev G0 for the Q6600?

Thanks all. :afro:

For gaming performance a new GPU is the way to go... or 2 new GPUs. :)

nmdelrio
02-15-08, 02:48 PM
No. At least in my mind it isn't. With a decent cooler you can easily OC the Q600 or any of the other quad cores to the speed of the QX9650. You can also save a bundle of money at the same time. :D

Your are probably right. But how much does anyone think the QX9650 can be OCed at?

Only if I can find someone who could talk me through how to OC my Q6600 to higher than 3.2GHz it is now. Am not good at it. nOOb. Hmmm... :D (hinting for help). Stable 3.6GHz 24/7 won't be too bad. Anyone?

ZEROCOOL101
02-15-08, 02:51 PM
I got a QX9650 and it runs 4.1ghz 24/7. Was very easy to OC, and runs on my 120 extreme.

nmdelrio
02-15-08, 02:53 PM
For gaming performance a new GPU is the way to go... or 2 new GPUs. :)

yeah, that's another way to go.

nmdelrio
02-15-08, 02:55 PM
I got a QX9650 and it runs 4.1ghz 24/7. Was very easy to OC, and runs on my 120 extreme.

4.1GHz, I like the sound of that.

I just don't know if my mobo and RAM are up to it. Just don't want to upgrade mobo and RAM again.:(

stncttr908
02-15-08, 03:54 PM
4.1GHz, I like the sound of that.

I just don't know if my mobo and RAM are up to it. Just don't want to upgrade mobo and RAM again.:(
You're not going to see significant increases after a little over 3GHz anyway, at least not with current engines. Get a new card, or go SLI if you have to spent some cash on your PC right now. :)

XDanger
02-15-08, 04:15 PM
I just don't know if my mobo and RAM are up to it. Just don't want to upgrade mobo and RAM again.:(

I may be off the mark but ,The multi is unlocked so that shouldn't be much of an issue<citation needed>:D

To the question I say "if you could afford it you wouldn't ask", so no.

But either way no its not ,Only for people with more money than sense.

nmdelrio
02-15-08, 04:29 PM
I may be off the mark but ,The multi is unlocked so that shouldn't be much of an issue<citation needed>:D

To the question I say "if you could afford it you wouldn't ask", so no.

But either way no its not ,Only for people with more money than sense.

What's the "multi"? sorry, me n00b, duh?

I agree with you saying "only for people with more money than sense". :)

nmdelrio
02-15-08, 04:34 PM
You're not going to see significant increases after a little over 3GHz anyway, at least not with current engines. Get a new card, or go SLI if you have to spent some cash on your PC right now. :)

Also, the thing is, I am not in the "mood", for example,to rip off the motherboard for a new one. Hell, of a job with a water-cooled rig. And the management of cables and wiring, and oh! reinstalling the OS and software.

Thought a staightforward "take off the CPU waterblock, lift an lever and pop out the old CPU, and pop in a new CPU, close lever, apply thermal grease, re-fix waterblock, and reboot PC" thing.

nmdelrio
02-15-08, 04:38 PM
No. At least in my mind it isn't. With a decent cooler you can easily OC the Q600 or any of the other quad cores to the speed of the QX9650. You can also save a bundle of money at the same time. :D

So is an Q6600 Oced to 3.0GHz as fast as a stock QX9650, is that what it is?

Doesn't the QX9650 offer anything than 0.6GHz more over a stock Q6600 2.4GHz, apart from OCing capabilites?

:(

Dazz
02-15-08, 04:57 PM
MOre cache, 12MB Vs 8MB

Riptide
02-15-08, 05:00 PM
I don't think it's worth it. That's a lot of additional money, over twice, for noowhere near double the speed.

XDanger
02-16-08, 12:21 PM
What's the "multi"? sorry, me n00b, duh?


the multiplier is unlocked in intels "extreme" cpu's so you dont need a high fsb to clock it higher

Unlike the 9450 is locked at 8 so id need fsb @ 540 to get 3.5ghz or something like that. (made up numbers)

TheBigOne
02-16-08, 12:30 PM
I am thinking of moving up.

Is the QX9650 worth the $1100 price tag?

If so, are there revision numbers I should look for like the rev G0 for the Q6600?

Thanks all. :afro:
Yes and No, it depends on what you are planing on doing with it, for just games No, you can get a 8400 to hit 4.2 ghz easy most game won't take advantage of the quad core. and the 8400 you could buy for $200 - $240, now it you are doing a lot of video editing and modding then yes quad the way to go and you can get the QX9650 to go 4.2 ghz on air easy.

Lenin
02-16-08, 07:55 PM
I am thinking of moving up.

Is the QX9650 worth the $1100 price tag?
No way, it's just immensely overpriced :thumbdwn:
You can easily clock a q6600 at qx9650 speeds and beyond, on air :D

DRen72
02-16-08, 08:37 PM
Yes and No, it depends on what you are planing on doing with it, for just games No, you can get a 8400 to hit 4.2 ghz easy most game won't take advantage of the quad core. and the 8400 you could buy for $200 - $240, now it you are doing a lot of video editing and modding then yes quad the way to go and you can get the QX9650 to go 4.2 ghz on air easy. I saw the thread title and thought I'd add my nickels worth, but the above post is basically what I was going to say.

I bought the QX9650 only because I also do video renders. In that regard it is far faster than any other previous processor overclocked or not. However, for gaming, no way its worth it. You will not tell any hugh difference.

However, the quote below is not entirely accurate. You can't overlock a Q6600 as fast as a QX9650 on air alone.

You can easily clock a q6600 at qx9650 speeds and beyond, on air :D

Amuro
02-16-08, 10:36 PM
The QX9650 easily scales up to 4.0Ghz on air, but even so you need a vcore of higher than 1.40V which is not good for a 45nm CPU running 24x7. Electromigration will slowly degrade and kill the chip.

DRen72
02-17-08, 11:54 AM
The QX9650 easily scales up to 4.0Ghz on air, but even so you need a vcore of higher than 1.40V which is not good for a 45nm CPU running 24x7. Electromigration will slowly degrade and kill the chip.I agree, after 10 years.

Amuro
02-17-08, 01:07 PM
I agree, after 10 years.
No, much faster. We're talking about 45nm chip.

grey_1
02-17-08, 02:12 PM
Here's an early review on the 9450, which I had my sights set on. I think it was in the $330 price range???

This gent doesn't seem overly impressed though.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=173287

Revs
02-17-08, 02:57 PM
Is it worth it? **** no!

Would I get one if I had money to burn? Hell yeah!!!1!

I'm loving the Wolfdale though. Superb value for money. I still don't see the need for 4 core right now. And with physics calculations being passed on to the GPU soon, theres's even less need. That is provided Nvidia pull it off, and you have an 8-series card. As someone said, there are more gains to be had for FAR less money, ie, SLI/CF.

Dual Core Joe
02-17-08, 03:32 PM
Anything is worth what anyone will pay!

Yes.

No.

Depends on your budget I guess. I like to keep my computer up to date technology wise, and I can afford it so why not. I was going to plug in a thrid GPU, but Im going to wait for the next generation of cards.

nekrosoft13
02-17-08, 03:53 PM
keep the q6600, best cpu for the money