e8500 or q9300

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e8500 or q9300

Postby deadfool » Mon Apr 28, 2008 17:00

im not sure which one? the e8500 is faster but dual core and the q9300 is slower but quad core. what one would you guys get.
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Re: e8500 or q9300

Postby DHalens » Mon Apr 28, 2008 20:09

I found a chart at xbitlabs.com. It's not a linux comparative but it shows that both have more or less the same performance.
I think that q9300 will get better results with new updates of programs and at this moment both have the same price so I would get the q9300 :P
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Re: e8500 or q9300

Postby anomaly65 » Tue May 06, 2008 5:54

I second the vote for more threads.

There are also new C power states in the penryns to lower power in unused portions of the chips.

I have a T9500 in my laptop. Love it. low heat, but can rip a DVD in no time.
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Re: e8500 or q9300

Postby xlnagla » Wed May 07, 2008 3:38

always go for more cores. you'll see the difference during compilations.

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