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Old 01-05-11, 11:08 PM   #13
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You people are not making this easy.
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Old 01-05-11, 11:20 PM   #14
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Then use the internet machine, and do some research yourself. It's not that hard to read some reviews is it?
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Old 01-06-11, 12:34 AM   #15
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-06-11, 11:49 AM   #18
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
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Where and when can we see 100% confirmation of this?


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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
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