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AMD is not the way to go right now, if you still want to go amd route, you'd better wait for bulldozer. If you were looking for a $150 mobo + cpu setup then the athlon ii x4 might be the best bang for buck.
    
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Heh

That's what you show? 1 benchmark? With a game, optimized for everything except AMD systems?

This is well known.

Post prices, will ya? That's what "bang for the buck" stands for.
And we all know AMD is not the best bang for the buck in the high-end class - the x6 CPU.

BUT

That does not mean AMD are only good in the very very low end class - single and dual cores.

There are great tri- and quad- cores that cost very little (2 times less than Intel) and perform great (the same as Intel).
Was just an example, you are free to look here to see the dual core i3 at the same price beat the X4 955 in every game. Unless you think they are all intel biased games!

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0_5.html#sect0

More,

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...x_9.html#sect2

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0_7.html#sect0
post #23 of 38
To complete the benchmark post form above:

i7 990x - 1000 USD
PhII X6 - 210 USD

You can't compare SB with PhII, compare it with the Bulldozer, when it gets released.
Should I compare PhII with P4 by the same logic??
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
To complete the benchmark post form above:

i7 990x - 1000 USD
PhII X6 - 210 USD

You can't compare SB with PhII, compare it with the Bulldozer, when it gets released.
Should I compare PhII with P4 by the same logic??
Umm you posted the price of the i7 990x? Ignoring the sandy bridge prices we have been discussing here? You can easily compare them when they are in the same general price point....

i5 2500k ($225), DESTROYS any current CPU with an AMD logo on it in every game.

I swear I'm going to steal balla's avatar....
Edited by Derp - 5/12/11 at 11:26am
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At the same price point, Sandy Bridge demolishes Phenom II CPUs in almost every application and in almost every game. In fact, I think in every game, a Phenom II chip can't compare to a Sandy Bridge CPU.

There is no reason to buy AMD right now. Either way though, you're gonna have to get a new CPU/mobo/RAM combo.
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
To complete the benchmark post form above:

i7 990x - 1000 USD
PhII X6 - 210 USD

You can't compare SB with PhII, compare it with the Bulldozer, when it gets released.
Should I compare PhII with P4 by the same logic??
They're comparable right now if only because of price. A 1090T and a i5 2500 are similarly priced ($189 vs $209), and if you've got a MicroCenter nearby, a i5 2500k is only $189 in store.
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2500K + ASRock Extreme4 + some RAM

or

OC your E8400 to 4.0GHz...
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post
Umm you posted the price of the i7 990x? Ignoring the sandy bridge prices we have been discussing here? You can easily compare them when they are in the same general price point....

i5 2500k ($225), DESTROYS any current CPU with an AMD logo on it in every game.

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Yes, normal, it's newer platform, mate!

Like comparing 200$ PhII vs 200$ Pentium 4
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Yes, normal, it's newer platform, mate!

Like comparing 200$ PhII vs 200$ Pentium 4
OKAY. If both are available at the same time then you would obviously pick the faster chip as a buyer.

If we use your silly comparison then there are kids in this thread recommending the PENTIUM 4(Phenom II) instead of the PHENOM II (Sandy Bridge) CAUSE THE PENTIUM 4 HAS MEGA BANG 4 TEH BUX.

Stop it.
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OKAY. If both are available at the same time then you would obviously pick the faster chip as a buyer.

If we use your silly comparison then there are kids in this thread recommending the PENTIUM 4(Phenom II) instead of the PHENOM II (Sandy Bridge) CAUSE THE PENTIUM 4 HAS MEGA BANG 4 TEH BUX.

Stop it.
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