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What's the bandwidth of the memory controller as opposed to the Intel Sandy Bridge Chips that have 21gb/s controllers. I have looked at x6's on Geekbench as compared to my Intel laptop and it's seems that my slower clocked 1067mhz ddr3 memory was showing better performance than 1600mhz ram on the x6's. Is there an explanation for this?
Edited by 0CALEFACTION0 - 6/28/11 at 7:48pm
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I'm showing 10.7GB/s with 3GHZ NB and DDR3-1600 CAS9.

Explanation: 3 year old architecture is 3 years old.
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I'm showing 10.7GB/s with 3GHZ NB and DDR3-1600 CAS9.

Explanation: 3 year old architecture is 3 years old.
Is there a noticeable difference in these memory controllers or is it just something negligible that shouldn't prevent me from changing to an AMD user?
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Is there a noticeable difference in these memory controllers or is it just something negligible that shouldn't prevent me from changing to an AMD user?
Depends what you do with it. There really isn't a reason to go AMD right now unless you are on a budget, or planning on doing the bulldozer upgrade path. What are your needs? What do you do with your computer?
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Depends what you do with it. There really isn't a reason to go AMD right now unless you are on a budget, or planning on doing the bulldozer upgrade path. What are your needs? What do you do with your computer?
Well I do word processing, web browsing, Photoshop, 3D Modeling, some light video editing, and gaming.
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Well I do word processing, web browsing, Photoshop, 3D Modeling, some light video editing, and gaming.
laptop not quite cutting it? An X6 would be fine, but so would an i5.

You building from scratch?
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Well I do word processing, web browsing, Photoshop, 3D Modeling, some light video editing, and gaming.
The Intel Sandy Bridge ia faster the any Phenom II and would be a better pick. Intel i5 2500k price wise is about as the Phenom II X6 build.
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laptop not quite cutting it? An X6 would be fine, but so would an i5.

You building from scratch?
Yeah even though I have a discrete card the graphics are still kinda meh. And the speed could be better.
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A good desktop GPU will make all the difference in the world. budget?
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A good desktop GPU will make all the difference in the world. budget?
Around 700.
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