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Windows 7: CPUs

16 Jan 2011   #1
rocoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
CPUs

Intel i5-650 vs Phenom II X6 1055T vs Intel i5-760

for me this is a question of more cores better?

I often have multiple applications running, msn, steam, internet, etc

but it is of course not hard to close these to run games.

question is what would be the best processor to go for? I first found the AMD phenom II X6 1055T and thought it looked pretty neat being a six core processor, but then was advised to go intel by a friend

but I have compared AMD phenom II X6 1105T to intel's 4 core processor i5-760 and they looked fairly similar.

But then I looked at this post in this thread.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
i5-750.

The 1055 is a dud. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Overclocking - X-bit labs. It really looks bad when stacked up against Intel's 6 core: Six Cores from AMD: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition and Phenom II X6 1055T CPU Review (page 6) - X-bit labs


Yes, the 650 has hyper-threading, but games don't take advantage of that. There just aren't many, or any titles that can take advantage of hyper-threading, so it becomes a moot feature. Game review of the i5-750 vs i7-975 Extreme: Intel Core i7-975 EE and Core i5-750 in Contemporary Games - X-bit labs The difference, which is incredibly minor, is due to the platform and clock speeds of the two chips.

how is AMD's phenom II X6 1105T so bad as compared to intel's i5?



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16 Jan 2011   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

The game has changed now with Intel's Sandy Bridge. Wait a few weeks and see how that plays out. It may end up taking the performance per dollar crown from AMD. A few weeks ago I'd have said to stay with a decent S775 platform or upgrade anything else to DDR3, AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition rev C3 and get at least 4GHz from 3.2 and two extra cores for $90 flat. If the Intel Core i5-2500K comes down in price any it may actually have better performance potential as well as better platform longevity.
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16 Jan 2011   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums rocoyo. I'm a fan of the i5 750, and by all measures, the i5 760 is even better. Generally, I'd say the i5 760.

Bench - CPU - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

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16 Jan 2011   #4
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I also have a i5-750 and it is great, I think the i5-760 is a little better.

As baarod mentioned, the Sandy Bridge i5-2500K is looking pretty amazing and out of the gate it's price is only a little more than the i5-760 with more performance.


The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested




US prices for comparison only.
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23 Jan 2011   #5
rocoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol thanks for all the awesome reply's, the sandy bridge CPUs do look pretty awesome.

yeah US prices don't mean much to me as I live in new zealand

I need a brand new computer for my studying/gaming :P

here is what i have so far

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Motherboard: Asrock P55 Pro Motherboard, Socket 1156, 4xDIMM DDR3, 2xPCIe-16, 2xPCI, 2xPCIe-1, 14xUSB2, Audio, 1xATA, 6xSATA, RAID, ATX
Memory: A-Data SU3U1333C2G9-2, 2x2GB, DDR3-1333, PC3-10666, CL9, DIMM
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 6MB Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Processor
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA3 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive OEM
Optical: Asus DRW-24B1LT Black 24x Dual Layer Lightscribe SATA DVD Rewriter BLACK RETAIL
GFX card: EVGA 01G-P3-1450-KR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Active PFC Power Supply
also going to buy a few fans to stick in my case

just putting that up in case I made a mistake x.x

-rocoyo
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23 Jan 2011   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You'll need a motherboard with a 1155 socket for that i5 2500 Sandy Bridge CPU.

The rest looks prety good, I would get at least a 650w PSU.
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23 Jan 2011   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocoyo View Post
Intel i5-650 vs Phenom II X6 1055T vs Intel i5-760

for me this is a question of more cores better?
More cores are only better if you do ALOT of tasks that benefit from the multithreading. And of course, the app itself needs to be optimized for it.

For the large majority of things, gaming included, theres not much benefit.

Clock for clock, Intel is typically much faster.
So fewer, faster cores over more slower cores would be the better choice IMHO.
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23 Jan 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The number of cores only affects applications that take advantage of multiple cores efficiently. Games often don't, thus you are better off with faster clock speeds.

If I were buying today, I would consider nothing but the new Sandy Bridge Intels. They are dirt cheap $180-$300 and outperform everything out there. In fact, the Core i7 Sandy Bridge is right up there with the $1,000 Core i7-980X.

I would do the Core i5-2500K if you want to save a few bucks, it's $224.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product

Otherwise, spend the $299 and get the Core i7-2600K,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-071-_-Product
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23 Jan 2011   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
The number of cores only affects applications that take advantage of multiple cores efficiently. Games often don't, thus you are better off with faster clock speeds.

If I were buying today, I would consider nothing but the new Sandy Bridge Intels. They are dirt cheap $180-$300 and outperform everything out there. In fact, the Core i7 Sandy Bridge is right up there with the $1,000 Core i7-980X.

I would do the Core i5-2500K if you want to save a few bucks, it's $224.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Otherwise, spend the $299 and get the Core i7-2600K,
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
The link that you provided was to the 2600, which has a locked multiplier.

The 2600k is a bit more expensive:

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

($330).
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23 Jan 2011   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey, thanks for the correction. Sorry for linking to the right thing. So, it's $299 with a locked multiplier and $329 for an unlocked multiplier for those who must overclock...or at least have the option.
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