What to buy i5 750 vs AMD Phenom ii X4 965 Black Edtion

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red2001
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I am going to build a new pc so I can do a lot of video converting. Could somebody please give me there opinion on which CPU Intel i5 750 or AMD Phenom ii X4 965 Black Edtion would give me my best bang for my money. Thank you very much.

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For video editing, encoding, and things of that nature, go i5 as it will dominate the Phenom II X4s. However, for overall bang for the buck, the Phenom is the way to go.

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Great answer from Razear and totally true!

Converting may take a little bit longer on AMD, but your mention of "bang for buck" really tilts the scale to the Phenom: is the few minutes less worth the (much) more expensive i5 platform?

massau
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just look at some revieuws there was a roundup somewhere lately whit whit the cpu's you mentioned http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/cpu-benchmark-mainstream_2.html#sect0

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The i5 is certainly better, it just comes down to whether you want to spend the extra or not.

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red2001
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Thank you very much for the reply. I am probably going with the AMD phenom ii x4 965. I will just wait for price to go down on the i5 and i7. Thanks again!

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I'd go for the phenom ii x4 965 even though I have a i5-760.

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red2001
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Thank you very much for the reply.

massau
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a price reduce of Intel might take forever but if you can wait until bulldozer than do so. the prices of amd cpus will go dawn because of there apu and bulldozer.so they will need to clear there stocks.

terorvlad
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I can see that you can't speak proper English, but what does a "bulldozer" have to do with a microprocessor ?

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Bulldozer is the codename of AMD's next generation CPUs. Everyone on techsites just uses the codename without any explanation because it's been announced for a very long time now so most people know about it. Besides, there is no other way to refer to these new CPUs; we don't have any type numbers or any. The first types with this new architecture should be coming out within the next few months.

I'm unsure of any real pricedrops on the i5 and i7, perhaps when they change sockets again then prices may drop a bit.. Intel already has the higher priced market and doesn't do pricedrops too often as far as I know. AMD changes their prices way more often.

red2001
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Thank you for the helpful info. That will give me a good idea on what CPU to get.

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I built a system with the i7-750 for my mother and it was basically on par with my Q6600. I know other people that have upgraded from their Q6600's to i7's and they felt it was a minor upgrade. If you are upgrading from 2 cores to 4 or 6 cores then you will see a boost of speed. Or if you are upgrading from a Hdd to a Sdd then you will also see a boost in speed. Other than that you will not see much speed that you can feel other than benchmarks scores going up. I think if you are looking at AMD get the cheapest X6 or for Intel get the i7-2600K.

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red2001
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Thanks for the reply. I think I will go with the phenom ii x2 555 black edtion and just unlock the other two cores. I know it's not the most high performance CPU. It sure will be big upgrade for me especially that I am running a intel e5200 at the moment. Lol

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terorvlad wrote:I can see that you can't speak proper English, but what does a "bulldozer" have to do with a microprocessor ?
yea sorry I was typing in a hurry.but the bulldozer architecture will be different than the normal 64bit cpu's and llano will be an apu.you can't buy sandy bridge until next month because of there failed south-bridge or you will buy an broken mobo (ps I edited mine previous comment to proper English)