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Hardware Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Naberius

    Naberius New Member

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    Nice performance, but £900! damn that's expensive.
     
  3. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    That thing is an absolute monster, but £900 thats far too much, and i thought £600 was alot.

    Sam
     
  4. chicorasia

    chicorasia New Member

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    oh boy, AMD getting pwned one more time...

    looks like 2008 will be a very boring year...
     
  5. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Yep, it's what happens when you have one party dominating proceedings (both in marketshare and in performance).
     
  6. Guest-16

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    We want to get a Q9450 now and see if we can run it at these speeds - £200 part for £900 performance?
     
  7. hawky84

    hawky84 SilentModder

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    Buy old, overclock and spend some damn money on the games...

    But then again if you have money to burn go for this and some phase charge cooling unit and see if you can hit 6GHz quad core :) mmm sounds nice 24GHz machine
     
  8. adamc

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    far too expensive... if this is a sign of the pricing strategy of Intel for this year it's not going to be a very good time for consumers!
     
  9. roadie

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    I guess the only hope we have is if AMD can get to 45nm this year. Phenom at 3.2Ghz would be interesting.
     
  10. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    Sounds like the Q9450 is the new Q6600?
     
  11. Tim S

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    If it overclocks, then yes it might well be just that. :)
     
  12. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Is it news to someone that the X-series costs MUCH? Maybe the least interesting processor on the market tbh, not like someone with any sense would buy one..
     
  13. johnnyboy700

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    This isn't for people with money to burn, its for those who have money to incinerate.
     
  14. genesisofthesith

    genesisofthesith complete spanner

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    Great as a halo product, but there are far better options to buy.

    Theres the overclocked q9450 (8 multi) option to get the same performance for a fifth of the price that most sane people would choose, or the dual overclocked e5430 (8 multi)and a skulltrail board for the cost of this cpu alone, which will provide double the potential performance for highly multithreaded code (and the bragging rights of a dual cpu system).

    I have a feeling the only true enthusiasts that will have these puppies will be those benchmarkers that intel have provided them to to promote the yorkfield/harpertown architecture.
     
  15. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    I do love a good willy wave.
     
  16. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    AMD's getting spanked bad :( too bad... id really luv to go back to the green team.........
     
  17. salesman

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    So when is microsoft going to switch over to 64 bit OS,seems like there is alot of cpus that support it.
     
  18. Lukeatluke

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    I think AMD is doing smth about CPUs.2007 they were doing all about GPUs and now (i think...) they will do smth good :)

    And about qx9770, just calculate price/performance.

    To slow for to much money.In economical view-> Long ago gone...
     
  19. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    still waiting for a good processor to drop within 160 pounds price mark.

    q9450 is a bit too expensive to upgrade to. and q9300 is good, but 7.5 mutli isn't very desirable.
     
  20. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    Nice but very hot.

    Concerning the toasty character of this CPU, I read a few days ago that there are concerns regarding the manufacturing quality of this chip.

    It's apparently being manufactured at another site than the QX9650, the CPU draws a much higher current resulting in temps which are much higher than they should be. It's power consumption is very good considering it's performance, the article sited this as an indication of the flaw.

    Intel are aware of the issues and are investigating potential manufacturing flaws. Lets hope that by the time this hit's the streets that it's much cooler.
     
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