January 16th, 2009

look at that

CPU Price/Performace

X4 (AMD)
q qx i7 (Intel)

Looks like AMD (X4 9600) is still king of the hill when it comes to price vs performance (only looking at floating point performance as it is what I am most concerned with)

The Motherboard prices are just the cheapest MB's I could find for that platform.
All prices are from pricewatch.

These numbers really don't mean that much but is meant as a guideline to determine a starting point when building a system.






W/T$
(Whets per $)
CPU GHz Whetstone cpu $ MB $ total
183.8622052 x49600 2.30 29782 $114.99 $46.99 $161.98
163.4108452 x49950 2.60 33661 $159.00 $46.99 $205.99
158.5831519 x49550 2.20 28407 $132.14 $46.99 $179.13
155.1226626 x49650 2.30 29782 $145.00 $46.99 $191.99
150.1666747 x49700 2.40 31083 $160.00 $46.99 $206.99
147.1861472 x49850 2.50 32300 $172.46 $46.99 $219.45
147.1861472 x49850 2.50 32300 $172.46 $46.99 $219.45
139.6352776 q6600 2.40 30858 $191.00 $29.99 $220.99
120.2000058 q9550 2.83 41588 $316.00 $29.99 $345.99
114.9874141 q6700 2.66 33804 $263.99 $29.99 $293.98
111.9437 i7 920 2.66 61400 $292.50 $255.99 $548.49
105.3461947 q9450 2.66 38661 $337.00 $29.99 $366.99
90.1464039 qx6700 2.66 33804 $331.00 $43.99 $374.99
80.25006379 i7 940 2.93 66045 $567.00 $255.99 $822.99
73.84979362 q9650 3.00 44013 $565.99 $29.99 $595.98
58.56434293 qx6800 2.93 36485 $579.00 $43.99 $622.99
57.72772728 qx6850 3.00 38677 $626.00 $43.99 $669.99
57.28341034 i7 965 3.20 72778 $1,014.50 $255.99 $1,270.49
42.15885362 qx9650 3.00 44013 $999.99 $43.99 $1,043.98
31.99855528 qx9770 3.20 46955 $1,423.42 $43.99 $1,467.41