OQL vs XPath

What is the fastest method to retrieve large amounts of data from multiple tables? I've done some tests between OQL and xpath, and OQL does seem a bit faster, buit it could just be that I am doing something wrong.
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XPath will be translated to OQL, so it won't matter much in query size. However, with OQL it is possible to partially retrieve objects, where XPath will be translated to a query that always fetches complete objects.