Originally Posted by FastRedPonyCar
Despite numerous benchmarks of the E8400 at stock speeds out performing the QX9650...
Edit: In gaming at least
E8400 out performs any quad core when playing older games. Quad core CPUs run in circles around dual cores when it comes to having multiple programs open, video or graphics editing, and in newer games that actually utilize all of the cores. I think in the near future we will see many games begin being able to utilize 4 cores at once.
In my opinion quad cores are overall better than dual cores.
It all comes down to personal opinion. Don't look at clock speeds when buying a cpu either, they mean very little. You can overclock, and a quad core with a lower clock speed will still out perform a dual core with a higher clock speed.
To each his own.