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
Intel Core i7 3820
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
Socket 775
Number of cores 4
Clock rate 2.830000128 GHz
Cache 1.2E-5 MB
Thermal Design Power 95 W
Technology 0 nm
Specifications
Socket 2011
Number of cores 4
Clock rate 3.6 GHz
Cache 10 MB
Thermal Design Power 130 W
Technology 32 mm
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

+

Turbo

Cons

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High power consumption

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Highest energy consumption in the i7 2000 series