Intel Core i7 920 or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550?

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Jun 16, 2009
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    So my friend is planning on getting some computer with that processor, and then I said my Q9550 beats his i7 920. so which one is better...? I know that the Q9550 is faster by .17GHz. But iunno the difference between this...

    Q9550
    - 12MB L2 Cache

    i7 920
    - 8MB L3 Cache

    Difference? Sockets are also different, but I like the common LGA775.

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    and also this

    Q9550
    - 1333 MHz FSB

    i7 920
    - 4.8GT/s FSB

    What is the difference!?
     
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    Questions... What is...

    SMT, Use of the different caches (L1, L2 and L3),
     
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    SMT is multithreading, so you have 4 real and 4 virtual core
     

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