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Windows 7: CPU Comparison

16 Nov 2009   #1
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
CPU Comparison

I have my eyes on an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Now I am wondering what kind of a boost to performance would I receive in gaming terms? My specs are below..


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16 Nov 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

95% of all games will play fine. Besides, you could try running some benchmarks to see where your rig stands.
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16 Nov 2009   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
I have my eyes on an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Now I am wondering what kind of a boost to performance would I receive in gaming terms? My specs are below..
I built a personal test rig for myself recently. The Q8400 is what i used.

You will not see huge performance gains from your current CPU, you would have to go to an i7 to see real performance gains from where you are.

That said the Q8400 is a GREAT CPU. I have used the Q8200 and the 8400 is much better. It's *almost* as good as it's big bother the 9400. If you're looking for an upgrade without a new board and RAM, the Q8400 is what I would get too.
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16 Nov 2009   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I too don't think that the improvement would be drastic.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
Everlong

 

I've just gone from an E8200 to a Q9550 and there was quite a bit of a performance increase, especially in GTA 4.
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16 Nov 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Does anyone know how is C2D Q6600?
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16 Nov 2009   #7
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Does anyone know how is C2D Q6600?
If you mean C2Q Q6600, it one of the best 65 nm chips. It's getting to be old technology now however. I would go 45 nm.
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16 Nov 2009   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

So you say that 45nm chips are better than 65nm chip?
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16 Nov 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
So you say that 45nm chips are better than 65nm chip?
Indeed they are
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16 Nov 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Does anyone know how is C2D Q6600?
If you mean C2Q Q6600, it one of the best 65 nm chips. It's getting to be old technology now however. I would go 45 nm.
So which 45nm chip processor you recommend?
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