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Old 07-24-10, 03:11 AM   #25
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Nice. Good luck with your setup.
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Old 07-26-10, 09:10 AM   #26
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I don't think it will bottleneck that much. But someone can test it and post here. Maybe a Q9550@3.8 and @4.2 to see any improvements and make sure if is bottlenecking or not.
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Old 07-30-10, 11:59 PM   #27
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I just went to an i7 930 from a Q9450 and I can tell I was very much bottlenecked with just a single 5870. Clock per clock the i7s are just better and overall I think they overclock better, especially when compared to a processor on the 750i chipset maybe not so much P45. It would probably be a real challenge to get it to 4.2 ghz. 1920x1200 seems to be very much a resolution that is on the borderline of graphic and processing needs. It depends which application you're running whether or not you'll be CPU bottlenecked, but overall I think you will be.

But put it this way I'm liking core i7 and x58 and not missing nvidia chipset motherboards at all
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Old 09-14-10, 06:54 PM   #28
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I think some of you guys are underestimating the later C2Q. If you have a look at the benchmarks they are neck and neck with the I7 in games. They are actually quicker in some games.
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Old 09-14-10, 06:58 PM   #29
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especially when compared to a processor on the 750i chipset maybe not so much P45.
I don't understand, its the same socket.
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Old 09-15-10, 04:07 AM   #30
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The 750i/780i boards are essentially 680i motherboards with an Nforce 200 chipset to allow more high bandwidth PCIE lanes. The P45 has upgraded memory controllers, etc. Not to mention DDR3 capability.

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Old 09-15-10, 10:31 AM   #31
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Yes typically people with P45 motherboards can push their processors farther and have fewer issues.
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Old 09-20-10, 07:47 PM   #32
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I upgraded from the q9550 to the i7 870, overclocked it to 4Ghz and noticed a huge difference in the games I play. Especially GTA 4. All settings maxxed, doesn't drop below 40fps.
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