Ok I cant take it anymore, ive been driving myself nuts over which is the better CPU to go with. Im planning to build myself a new gaming rig but ive spend the past 2 weeks researching on which is truly the best way to go.
So for AMD i have their new Phenom II X6 Black edition
and for Intel its an annoying tie between their i7 920 and i7 860
Im really hoping that yall can help me settle this once and for all. Is AMD still in the race even with their crappy cache size?
Apples to oranges IMHO. They are all good in their own ways. If you have the money and will overclock get the i7 920 and move on. Either way I doubt you will miss out on sleep once you have the computer playing games.
i guess, i just might give intel a chance, now all thats left is for me to decide on a motherboard, thats gonna be a lot of fun lol
I can help narrow that down for you. Asus, Gigabyte or EVGA. Gigabyte probably has the better Quality & Feature vs Price. Asus can slip from time to time and EVGA is solid but still a virgin in the motherboard business.
What is your budget?
Do you have a case, monitor, keyboard, mouse and OS?
Do you have video card?
The 920's have been discontinued, but they can still be had for a good price, they are better overclockers than their replacements the 930's. You will need an after market cooling solution. You don't need a six core proc.
Dont really have a dudget, and i have do i case, monitor ect...
And i was planning on getting the EVGA X58 SLI Classified if its still available
400$ is a bit much for a motherboard, but if you plan to go all out I'm not stopping anyone. :)
Rodney answered this question, if your just looking for a decent gaming rig AMD is just fine. Especially a six core one, stick with what you got.
i7 for video encoding, 3D rendering, and gaming.
AMD for just gaming.
if ye got an am3/am2+ board, just get the 1090t. it's served me well so far. so easily overclocked.
Intel Core i7 930 is faster than AMD Phenom II 1090T Processor!
im getting a i7 920 and a biostar t power motherboard also the intels with the i7s are better imo then amd because of TRIPPLE CHANNEL!!!
I can't really say Triple Channel makes it better. There are plenty of other bottlenecks in a system that matter more if we are to look at CPU and Gaming.
I think the affordable consumer market went for the AMD when the i7 came out, but after the i3. Wooh, I don't know, I'm going to have to go with Intel because they have both new technology and a wide range from budget consumer to high end enthusiast.
Well, when I compare my old Q6600 to the I5-750 they are about the same in terms of games. The only thing for me that made games better was a nice video card. Most games that depend on the CPU for frame rates normally still rely on GHz/MHz speeds. However this year I see games loving the extra cores, but even that is more limited to around the Quads. So if you already have a Quad and overclock you probably would not see much gains upgrading the CPU this year. I think most people upgrade their video cards more often or at least that seems to be the trend with gamers.
I5-750 is a real nice choice, when overclocked it will be fast enough for future games. I recommend a Gigabyte board since I've never had any issues with them and my current system runs 100% stable. running GeIl memory btw, 1600mhz cas 7 @ 1448mhz 7-7-7-24-54 T1 command rate. its fast :) atleast for gaming. Ofcourse i7 will be "better" in benchmarks but I'm talking about real life performance not silly benchmarks/tests. I5 is great, of course comparable AMD systems will be good aswell. Really in the end the GPU will be the bottleneck.. I would go with a i5 570 or comparable AMD and get a better GPU for the money.
Oh and the guy above, yes Q6600 overclocked will be good enough aswell, actually I had a Q6600 at 3.4ghz, before I upgraded. and TBH theres only a small fps increase. But its largely because of the ram and high clockspeed. Though I'm running SLI at a smaller res (1680x1050) with fast gpu's so thats likely the cause.
I know only one thing that is i love AMD no matter whatever intel :D
Amd is performing very poorly compared to intel, if you want more power, Intel.
I have owned AMD processors since 1995 and performed well, Until the the i7 processors came out, And I was going to upgrade. I jumped ship and went with a core i7 930. Along with the x58 platform, wow! currently running with the corsair h-50, overclocked at 4.18 stable at 48 degrees C. simply put awesome!
you want great performance on game get AMD Phenom II 955,965,970 or the best six core amd cpu and buy ATI Video card :) like 5770 or 5850 and 5870. :) and it will runs great all games. dont forget to overclock cpu to about 4Ghz~ intel cost to much and you dont buy nvidia card because nvidia not for extreme gaming :) crads good but not for gaming extreme!!!
I'm not a very hardcore gamer. But I still play. Im using AMD Athlon II X2 245 64-bit and it runs Left 4 dead 2, Resident Evil 5 and Silent hill homecoming quite well. (I dont plan to play GTA4 because I dont have a large RAM and my videocard is only 512mb) I really dont mind the processors, as long as the games I want runs fine. Also sometimes, its the video card and the RAM that carries most of the tasks of the games.
Also AMD is affordable, and reliable too. Intel is also cool, but expensive. Well thats based on my experience thou. =)
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