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i7 high clock ratio?

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Dec 27, 2005
Wondering if anyone can clear something up for me... CPU Ratios..

All CPU's have a clock ratio, typically before the i7 10x or lower.

Coming from a logical point of view only, the lower the ratio is better? I may be wrong?

But if my thinking is right, then surely from the 2 CPU's selected below, the Quad is better than the i7, and to save money a higher gigahertz rating quad core will be better than the i7 with a 20x clock ratio?

Core2Quad Q9400 - 2.66ghz 8.5x
Intel i7 920 - 2.66ghz 20x