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    Default X3350 or Q9450?

    Some time soon I'm going to need another processor

    To add to the problems of deciding which one I read that xeon 3 series will run happily on a maximus and then found this mini-review from a x3350 purchaser:

    Pros: Reviewed By: MaiN on 5/9/2008 Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Tech Level: high - Ownership: 1 day to 1 week Pros: VERY good monster CPU. Ordered my from trend4pc.de, they could ship to Denmark. Overclocked at stock voltage to 3.20 GHz (400x8), and then later to 3.52 GHz (440x8) with 1.2875 V. It's 100% stable, temps are 58-62 C each core at full load, and about 35-40C idle. Cons: None. Other Thoughts: Order it from trend4pc.de if you can't order it from newegg, they has the tray version in stock.

    Is this better than q9450?

    edit :here's another

    Pros: Work great right out of the box, did not even need a BIOS upgrade. It's fast,overclock it to 3504 MHz with no problems with the cpu voltage still on auto.
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    isn't the
    x3000 series the same thing as the new Q9000 series except tested thoroughly to be stable because it is designed to be used in a server based enviorment? I thought I read that somewhere.

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    I thought so too, read it, as I mentioned to gareth in his "which cpu", as higher binned. I've just lost track of what overclocks I've seen for Q9450. really what i'm asking is are these better or perhaps easier??
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    Q9450 I have seen the max for most and I mean most people at 3.8GHz, only one or two have hit 4.0ghz but even then they didn't have complete stability.

    Hitting 3.52GHz at 1.2875 with the x3350 means it overclocks well with voltage, thats very low voltage for that. imagine putting it at 1.4 imagine the speed it would hit. with the x3350 it seems like the only thing that will stop it would be the fsb wall not the voltage or heat.

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    I would still settle for 3.6-3.7 which sees a likely achievement (see edit first post) if that would be 24/7 stable and let the better architecture take care of the performance over the 6600, I'm not going to get the new one until I see what happens to Intel prices later this year!!!
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    they're almost identical chip, Xeon was build for server platform and it was designed with stability in mind. Q9xxx designed for desktop with performance in mind.

    I will wait for Q9550 or Q9650 to see how these new commers doing (if you want to OC to 4ghz or beyond) before I decide to upgrade my Q6600 with one of these chip or the QX9650, if the Q9650 can OC over 4Ghz no problem and half the price of the QX9650 is still best bang for the buck.

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    I'm really pleased you posted that Deton, how on earth did I miss upcoming Q9650

    How soon can we expect these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    I'm really pleased you posted that Deton, how on earth did I miss upcoming Q9650

    How soon can we expect these?
    Rumour is late this year but who know, it mights delay like the Q9450?

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    Q9650 is to be released in the november refresh lineup or the 4Q hehe. its a pain that they delay it just because they can and have the QX9650 out now :mad:

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    did i dream this or are the Xeons slightly optimized for typical server code tasks, whereas the desktop versions are optimized for (you guessed it) desktop behavior. can't remember if this is true or not, and after 18 hours in airports, i can't be bothered to search

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaganader View Post
    because they can and have the QX9650 out now :mad:
    Yes you can get QX9650 if you know where to look. It's cost close to $1100 - $1300. At one point it went down to aroud $1000ish and I think it was still to much, didn't get it and now it when back up in price.

    Intel never drop the price for the Xtreme CPUs, this is their prenium chips. So it's a gem if you find one at below market price then grab it. Only retailers drop their prices so they can push it off the shelves but it's now hardly have enough to fill the demand so the chances for the price drop is very slim at the moment.

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