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I haven't read the whole thread and I assume that you've already agreed, but I just wanted to point out that SC2 is possibly the most CPU heavy game since GTA4. I wouldn't play a 3v3 match on a dual, it'd simply not be able to do the job. I don't know how the Phenom II X4's perform, but looking at my own numbers, I would watch out with this game. It's demanding as hell.


Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/29/11 at 3:00am
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I don't understand how this question could possibly be serious, as a cpu like the old P4's would happily word process and do the things you describe except photoshop all day long.

Simply go and look up reviews, they all point towards the 2500 or 2600 being vastly superior to the phenom 2's.
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...just be aware in my case I experienced a bottleneck on my phenom x 6 when running crossfire. However if you dont crossfire or SLI anyway then you might look towards phenom, great price.
Actually, about the Phenom II hexacores, they usually have lower FPS in almost any game out there compared to the PII quadcores. For some odd reason.
A lot of people tend to experience this, I've noticed, and then giving all of the PhenomII's the blame. While it's actually only the Phenom II x6 series.

Just a slight input.
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Originally Posted by p4p3r View Post
Actually, about the Phenom II hexacores, they usually have lower FPS in almost any game out there compared to the PII quadcores. For some odd reason.
A lot of people tend to experience this, I've noticed, and then giving all of the PhenomII's the blame. While it's actually only the Phenom II x6 series.

Just a slight input.
You have a point, usually the Phenom x4's perform better than x6. Probably the hex cores have a slight problem in games.

OP, phenoms usually allow you to get much better GPU, so do your math.
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okay, i know how people say sandy bridge kicks phenom's ass, but i'd like some REALISTIC advice on how they compare aside from just benchmark numbers.

by realistic i mean speed in everyday tasking. the usual everyday stuff such as internet, school (word/excel), photoshop, music, movies (streaming or hd), and some games (nothing hardcore like crysis ...at least not yet). of course i'm not going to be running extreme programs and pushing them to the max so will i really need that extra performanc?

bottom line: is the 2500k really worth the extra $150 (to ME specifically)?

p.s. i've been a notebook person all my life and for the past 4 months i've been on an asus eeepc 1015pem n550 hooked up to a dell st2320l (because my notebook crashed and i need a machine for school as well so i went with a netbook for convenience and price)
I didn't bother to read the rest of the thread.

For the activities you have listed, an Athlon II x4 @3Ghz will perform EXACTLY the same as a Core i7 2600k @5Ghz. (I'd even say Ath II x2, but lets not go that low)

So
No, you do NOT need to spend the extra 400$, if you don't do anything CPU intensive on your PC. You will Not see a difference.

Whoever says otherwise is a fanboy newb
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Nobody here building a new system would build it on a 775 platform. C2Q is more on par with Phenom II, actually a bit better. There is a double standard there, but you get the point on performance comparison to SB.

As stated by many though this thread, it really depends on what you do. If you do alot of vid decoding/processing, the newer intel sockets or a X6 is what you want.

Gaming on a single card at 1080p, it's more GPU that matters.
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Well,no. It pretty much eats the Phenom II X4 955 BE for a midnight snack. It will even kill a 1156 i7. BUT, for your purposes, it isnt necessary. Sandy Bridge is really only NECESSARY if youre into hardcore gaming and other CPU intensive stuff (folding,being a benchmark queen). Also,i think you might consider a Phenom II X6 1055t. Its better than sandybridge for vid rendering. I got mine from MSY,and it overclocks like a beast ( 4ghz beat an i7 920 in benchmarking and gaming). so yeah.. unless ur rich or you have a job, sandy bridge might be worth considering a bit later,when Bulldozer comes out and Intel is forced to drop pricing.
    
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save the 150-200 for a decent GPU.
    
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Why not just handle the problem now with one purchase. The OP states he has around $700. He can build a great killer gaming rig with 2500 for that cash, no need to wait for something that is not out yet. Whats the problem if he has the cash? No need to wait for power when you can have it now.

EDIT: also this is OCN so im sure he will at some point maybe want to overclock. No AMD can OC better than sandy, so its a win win for him.
It's the 955 build that's $700 after taxes! The 2500K will be $150 more.
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I think I might just go with 955 and Asus 6850... not sure if I have money for SSD though... cheap ones are too small and big enough ones are too expensive
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