Face-Off: Core 2 Quad Q9550 vs Core i7 3820

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

Intel Core i7 3820
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Overview - Full review
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Overview - Full review
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Intel Core i7 3820
Score
5/5
4/5
Power Use
Performance: Applications
Performance: Games
User Score
Specifications
Specifications
Socket775
Number of cores4
Clock rate2.83 GHz
Cache12 MB
Thermal Design Power95 W
Technology45 nm
Specifications
Socket2011
Number of cores
Clock rate
Cache
Thermal Design Power
Technology
Conclusion
All of Intel's Q9050 range are excellent processors for powerful applications like rendering 3D images and video editing. If you're not a regular user of such demanding software, a fast dual-core processor will likely serve your needs better.
An ultra high-end processor from every point of view: ultra rapid in processing and excellent for games and while energy consumption is high, it isn’t excessive.
Pros

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Shows off its four cores: excellent for all sorts of demanding applications

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Good in non-optimized applications too

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Good processing performance

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Good gaming performance

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Hyper-threading

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Turbo

Cons

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High power consumption

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Highest energy consumption in the i7 2000 series