Quad Core 9550 Vrs i7

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Quad Core 9550 Vrs i7

Postby petepav@yahoo.com » Sun May 22, 2011 7:05 am

Just how much faster would an i7 processor be compared to my Quad 9550? I run audio recording software, would hyperthreading (virtual 8 cores) make a difference? Running VST (virtual instruments) really sucks up CPU. 3 or 4 instruments easily peak the 9550. ANY COMMENTS?

I realize this means a new Motherboard and RAM to upgrade.

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Re: Quad Core 9550 Vrs i7

Postby XstollieX » Sun May 22, 2011 7:50 am

The I7 will pretty much smoke the 9550 on every aspect. With that being said, depending on your motherboard you could probably drop in a Phenom II X6 and see a huge improvement for cheaper. You can find our latest processor review that has the latest i7 processors in the charts vs the Phenom II X6 1100T here. We don't run the software you are using but it will give you an idea of the performance difference's. Hope that helps. If have any more questions feel free to post em :)

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Re: Quad Core 9550 Vrs i7

Postby petepav@yahoo.com » Sun May 22, 2011 8:12 am

Thanks.

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Re: Quad Core 9550 Vrs i7

Postby XstollieX » Sun May 22, 2011 9:53 am

Anytime :)

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Re: Quad Core 9550 Vrs i7

Postby Major_A » Sun May 22, 2011 3:22 pm

XstollieX wrote:The I7 will pretty much smoke the 9550 on every aspect. With that being said, depending on your motherboard you could probably drop in a Phenom II X6 and see a huge improvement for cheaper. You can find our latest processor review that has the latest i7 processors in the charts vs the Phenom II X6 1100T here. We don't run the software you are using but it will give you an idea of the performance difference's. Hope that helps. If have any more questions feel free to post em :)

The real answer is sort of. If the Q9550 is overclocked and the i7 is at stock then you might be surprised. It also depends on when genereation of i7 you're running, Bloomfield-Sandy Bridge.
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His screenshots were deleted but the i7 920 at stock was running a tad bit slower than my C2Q.

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Re: Quad Core 9550 Vrs i7

Postby XstollieX » Sun May 22, 2011 4:53 pm

Well, your right. With the 9550 i was thinking Phenom 9550, forgot about the Intel 9550. Bit of a brain fade there for me :oops: that's why I suggested a possible drip in of the Phenom II X6


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