“While we are waiting for the Intel Core i7 bestsellers to come out, we decided to take a closer look at inexpensive quad-core processors that get more and more popular these days. In our today’s test session we will compare Core 2 Quad Q9400, Core 2 Quad Q9300, Core 2 Quad Q8200, Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel’s Desktop CPU Roadmap @ October, 2008 @ TechARP
- Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) Processor @ CPU3D
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 5.9 @ TechARP
- Two New Cut-Offs: Core 2 Duo E7300 and Pentium Dual-Core E5200 Processors @ X-bit Labs
Source: X-Bit Labs
To kill time waiting for the Corei7 to appear on the market, and likely die in droves as people over-volt them, X-bit Labs is revisiting the current batch of quad core processors. The ageing Q6600 competes against the newer Q9300, Q9400 and the Q8200 as well as the Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition. Find out if there is a good chip to upgrade to, or if you should wait for the new i7s.