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Windows 7: Cpu selection for rig

19 Jan 2012   #1
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 
Cpu selection for rig

i'd be using this for
video editing
audio recording/editing
mid-level pc gaming
a lot of files organizing.
main computer.


which would be better the fx amd 6100 95w (why is it only 95w?)

or

the deneb 975 3.6ghz AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ975FBGMBOX

?


I was set on the 6100 zambezi but then someone said some tech thing I didn't understand and now uncertain.

thanks.


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19 Jan 2012   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

the fx amd 6100 is the better processor for you, as it has more cores so can handle multi tasking and editing better... however it isnt a good processor either way, the new range of bulldozer processors are very poor in comparison to intels core i5's which are the same cost but vastly out perform them.

if your building a rig from scratch id go intel. AMD have failed badly on there attempt to rival intels current chips.
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19 Jan 2012   #3
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You can see a good overall ranking of raw CPU power here:

PassMark Software - CPU Benchmark Charts

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19 Jan 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

While I like AMD I too would say get an Intel i52500k since you could overclock the crap out of it. They will handle memory a lot better than any AMD chip can at the moment as well.

95W is AMD's attempt at lower-powered chips and higher max temps.
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19 Jan 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

get a i5 it's stronger then amd cpu's and beats a phenom ii x6
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20 Jan 2012   #6
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
the fx amd 6100 is the better processor for you, as it has more cores so can handle multi tasking and editing better... however it isnt a good processor either way, the new range of bulldozer processors are very poor in comparison to intels core i5's which are the same cost but vastly out perform them.

if your building a rig from scratch id go intel. AMD have failed badly on there attempt to rival intels current chips.

that's just opinion. you dropped money on intel, so you support that. I am focusing on amd (likely) and therefore read up on the positive reviews of amd. your input is pure opinion and it's toxically misleading b/c you present it as fact. Many people doing high-end computer tasks that speak the best of amd.
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20 Jan 2012   #7
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
While I like AMD I too would say get an Intel i52500k since you could overclock the crap out of it. They will handle memory a lot better than any AMD chip can at the moment as well.

95W is AMD's attempt at lower-powered chips and higher max temps.

I saw a vid and I think amd overlocked a consumer level chip at over 8ghz, setting a guiness world record.
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20 Jan 2012   #8
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
While I like AMD I too would say get an Intel i52500k since you could overclock the crap out of it. They will handle memory a lot better than any AMD chip can at the moment as well.

95W is AMD's attempt at lower-powered chips and higher max temps.

thx for explaining the 95w significance. so lower watter --> lower heat (less overheating)???
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20 Jan 2012   #9
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
You can see a good overall ranking of raw CPU power here:

PassMark Software - CPU Benchmark Charts


HEY!! Something actually USEFUL instead of some person blabbing and misconstruing their opinion as fact. Thanks!

okay...

AMD FX-6100 Six-Core - 5,731 159.99

Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90GHz - 5,890 $184.99

obviously the i5 ranked slightly higher. I am pretty certain I will do the 6100 if I go amd, uncertain about intel though. Still not sold on it. Nevertheless. VERY helpful benchmarks for comparison. thanks profdlp!
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20 Jan 2012   #10
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

this may change, but although I've been learning/researching about computers for quite some time, this is the first rig I build from scratch. so....advanced overclocking isn't much of a concern (but that may change). From what I've heard the 6100 amd and intel can overclock well.

This IS a clutch purchase because it will decide the mobo and whatnot.

Finally, the tone of some responses/replies were helfpul and objective others were just spewing opinion I am not interested in a which is better amd v intel thread. I genuinely just want to make the best decision purchase. It's taken me many many months to save up and get these parts (a part every 1-2 months). I've doubted this at times and just thought about using the old laptop or if I move I wondered what I'd do with the rig (bring it likely, possibly sell) anyways I really want to build this and it's taken awhile and once I decide on mobo or cpu then it will be easy to get the remaining parts. In a sense the mobo or cpu is the only choice left for components.

I also feel this thread is lacking impartiality because well it sounds like most replies are from people with intel chips. If more amd people responded, might be helpful. All newegg reviews i read of amd are exceptional.

at least I know 6100 if I get amd, but may read a bit more. helpful benchmarks thanks!
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