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grandmasterfuz
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AMD or Intel

Post by grandmasterfuz » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:20 am

which would be better for games?

an Intel i5 760 or an AMD Phenom II x6 1055t?

currently, i am only gaming, but i might have to start running physics simulations.

also, i would like it to last about 2 or 3 years

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Re: AMD or Intel

Post by Jim G » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:45 pm

grandmasterfuz wrote:which would be better for games?

an Intel i5 760 or an AMD Phenom II x6 1055t?

currently, i am only gaming, but i might have to start running physics simulations.

also, i would like it to last about 2 or 3 years
Both of the CPUs you last are last generation, not current items - are you budget limited?

Most games are unlikely to take full advantage of 6 cores; will your physics simulations? Do your simulations benefit more from clock speed or cores?

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Re: AMD or Intel

Post by frostedflakes » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:34 am

I'm assuming you can't find an i5-2500K for a reasonable price in South Africa? For US buyers it offers great bang for the buck (especially if you OC it, they can hit 4.5GHz+ with ease on a cheap tower heatsink), but prices may be higher where you live.

The i5-760 and X6 1055T seem to be fairly evenly matched. 760 is better in single/lightly threaded tasks whereas the 1055T tends to pull ahead in heavily threaded stuff. Sounds like your workload will consist of both, so between those choices I don't think you could really go wrong with either CPU.

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Re: AMD or Intel

Post by CA_Steve » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:09 am

i5-760 benchmarked against X6 1055T @ Anandtech. The i5-760 beats out the x6 in all but a few apps and does it using much less power. That said, the i5-2500K is much better than the i5-760 in benchmarks and is a current gen platform. Plus, you can get a mobo that is compatible with the upcoming Ivybridge CPU, if you need additional processing power down the road.

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