Amd processor or Intel

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limeDk's picture
Joined: 04/22/2011
Posts: 124

Hey i can't pick between:
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition

ASUS Sabertooth X58
Intel Core i7 950

what will be best for gaming

Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

If you're on a budget, the AMD setup. If you want the best, go with the Intel.

Joined: 04/01/2010
Posts: 143

choose the x6, I got the i7 950, its a little harder to OC if you don't have the right cooling. with oc the x6 blows the i7 950 outta the water and beats the it in almost everything. It runs cooler and I think more energy efficient, cheaper too.

lali's picture
Joined: 03/10/2011
Posts: 33

The intel is probably better. For a better bang for buck, get the AMD setup. It depends on your budget.


limeDk's picture
Joined: 04/22/2011
Posts: 124

Hey do some of you know a motherboard like ASUS M4A87TD just with 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 for around the same price

Joined: 04/05/2010
Posts: 236

just wait some 2 more moths than decide because liano will be out, bulldozer and maybe some Intel cpu's will get a price cut by then. it would also be stopid to buy a new mobo now that hasn't got any upgrade path ahead of it, AM3 is almost dead. 5serie intel mobo is dead. so go for sb 6 serie.if you have the money.
i'm dooing the same atm i'm waiting till liano and buldozer comes out before I decide.

eire1274's picture
Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 1324

As was said, Intel leads the pack in pure speed, but AMD still offers more bang for the buck, relatively.

AMD, however, especially with the Black Edition, is FAR FAR easier to overclock, and tend to be far more heat friendly in doing so. I'm running an Athlon X2 (not Athlon II) Brisbane 6000+, stock speed of 3.1Ghz, at 4.0Ghz on the stock fan. That's 30% overclock, on a VIA chipset! Well beyond what I would ever have expected, and the chips have only improved since.

However, if you want killer with no work, Intel is the way to go.

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Tivon's picture
Joined: 04/26/2002
Posts: 1939

I'd probably go with an Intel Core i7-2600K because the performance is out of this world, but any choice is still a good one.

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