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Capt. Picard
01-05-11, 03:51 PM
Intel® Core™ i5 760 - 2.80GHz Quad Core, Socket 1156, 8MB L3, Intel DMI Interface, 45nm, x64 Support, Intel VT, 3 Year Warranty


vs


AMD® Phenom™II X6-1055T - 2.80GHz Six Core, Socket AM3, 9MB, HyperTransport Bus, 45nm, AMD64 Support, 3 Year Warranty


Both are basically the same price here in South Africa and for argument's sake, assume I can't consider any other models. Which would you choose?

Roadhog
01-05-11, 03:56 PM
neither.

Dazz
01-05-11, 04:16 PM
Depends on what you do, games the Core i5, heavy multi-tasking video/audio encoding the x6. Although the x6 is the same price once you add the motherboard you will find the AMD system becomes cheaper.

Maverick123w
01-05-11, 04:30 PM
In games that can take advantage of more cores (like bfbc2) the x6 will be faster, that being said the 750 will be faster most of the time.

Why not get Sandy Bridge?

bob saget
01-05-11, 04:32 PM
is picard upgrading? :D

Roadhog
01-05-11, 04:50 PM
Why not get Sandy Bridge?

This.

ragejg
01-05-11, 04:54 PM
It's hard for me to not recommend an x6. ;)

But that i5 will be quicker in some games... although from what I've read over the last 10 months or so, in general use x6 rigs just feel a bit more snappy/robust during general use.

Plus there's the overclocking factor... yeah, I know i5s OC nicely as well, but hey, 6 cores at 4ghz? That be pimp! :D

Intel17
01-05-11, 05:42 PM
Get the x6, easily. I wish I had gone w/ an x6.

Roadhog
01-05-11, 06:05 PM
or.. sandy bridge.

Heinz68
01-05-11, 06:40 PM
If i had to buy now, I would get AMD® Phenom™II X6-1055T plus AM3+ motherboards. It supports the AMD Bulldozer upgrade.

EDIT
My mistake, the AM3+ Motherboards are still not released. Back to the drawing board. :)
Anyway with only the 2 option for upgrade you choose, I would get the 6 core.

Ninja Prime
01-05-11, 07:46 PM
760 is easy to OC with little risk and will crush the AMD proc.

nekrosoft13
01-05-11, 09:10 PM
for budget AMD, for better choice Intel.

Capt. Picard
01-05-11, 10:08 PM
You people are not making this easy.

Roadhog
01-05-11, 10:20 PM
You people are not making this easy.

Then use the internet machine, and do some research yourself. It's not that hard to read some reviews is it?

italy2010
01-05-11, 11:34 PM
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LydianKnight
01-06-11, 05:28 AM
If you're tight on budget or want 2 more cores for additional tasks not-strictly-related-to-gaming, like video editing or 3D rendering and the likes, go for an X6. If you're up for some gaming in the most proficient and performant sense of the word, go for Intel.

It's not all about performance and, at the same time, it's not all about productivity, so... either option will be good.

But as you need an opinion and not a plethora of different arguments... my personal opinion? X6 1055T, better value for your money.

Maverick123w
01-06-11, 10:33 AM
You people are not making this easy.

I don't see what's hard about this. Sandy Bridge will be quite a bit faster than either platform and will have a longer life. Both AM3 and 1156 are EOL right now. Not too mention it won't be significantly more expensive either.

Redeemed
01-06-11, 10:49 AM
My vote goes for the x6.

LGA1156 was dead the moment it was introduced. Disagree? Show me a roadmap with future product releases for LGA1156.

AMD will support AM3 with future processors. AM3+ chips should drop right into the AM3 socket. Sure, wont get full AM3+ performance, but you'll get a good boost none the less.

Besided, you're still running a single core 3500 right? Having six cores will make multi tasking so much nicer.

And honestly when gaming, you're not going to see a huge difference between the x6 and the i5 in day to day performance. Go with the platform that'll last you the longest, including future CPU upgrades. Only Socket AM3 can offer you that. :)

Redeemed
01-06-11, 10:50 AM
I don't see what's hard about this. Sandy Bridge will be quite a bit faster than either platform and will have a longer life. Both AM3 and 1156 are EOL right now. Not too mention it won't be significantly more expensive either.

If Sandy Bridge is available where he's at. He lives in South Africa, he may not be able to purchase a Sandy Bridge setup- or it may be rediculously expensive over there.

And AM3 motherboards will support AM3+ processor last I heard.

Maverick123w
01-06-11, 11:00 AM
If Sandy Bridge is available where he's at. He lives in South Africa, he may not be able to purchase a Sandy Bridge setup- or it may be rediculously expensive over there.

And AM3 motherboards will support AM3+ processor last I heard.

I certainly hope so. I'd like to get some concrete evidence of this. If they will I'll at least try and hold off on SB

Redeemed
01-06-11, 11:22 AM
I certainly hope so. I'd like to get some concrete evidence of this. If they will I'll at least try and hold off on SB

The only "rumor" that indicated a new socket, was actually the rumor of them going to a slot based setup again. Everything else indicates AM3+ chips will work in AM3 mobos.

Capt. Picard
01-06-11, 12:49 PM
The only "rumor" that indicated a new socket, was actually the rumor of them going to a slot based setup again. Everything else indicates AM3+ chips will work in AM3 mobos.

Where and when can we see 100% confirmation of this?

Redeemed
01-06-11, 12:56 PM
Where and when can we see 100% confirmation of this?

:lol:

Your guess is as good as anybodys.

LydianKnight
01-07-11, 03:54 PM
:lol:

Your guess is as good as anybodys.

I was the one to comment about the slot thingy but I was just wrong, as didn't pay attention to what ended being an obvious Wikipedia misbehaviour, editor-wise, so... nah.

I guess we will still use lever-type sockets for a while :p

Redeemed
01-07-11, 04:02 PM
I was the one to comment about the slot thingy but I was just wrong, as didn't pay attention to what ended being an obvious Wikipedia misbehaviour, editor-wise, so... nah.

I guess we will still use lever-type sockets for a while :p

Likely.

However, think of this in regards to slot-based processors. A GTX580 or 6970 is a far faster processor in today's computing environment than even the best Intel or AMD has to offer x86 wise.

What interface do our GPU's use? The PCI-e slot. I think that we all get turned off by the notion of slot based CPUs because we instantly think of the large and clunky Slot A and Slot 1 based processors from AMD and Intel way back when. Doesn't mean they cannot be utilised effectively today. :)

However, I don't think we'll be going bacl to slot-based CPUs for quite some time. Likely, for the duration of the ATX-form factor's life we'll be socket based. Only once ATX is replaced will we likely see something different. :)