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post #61 of 111
mhm so they use HD 4980's in test bench wierd....
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because the X6 nearly matches the 2500 in most of the benchmarks.
LOL, you obviously do not know what your talking about. No way the 2500k is matched by the x6.
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the X6 is much slower than the 2500. it does not "nearly matches" the 2500.
and remembers that the 2500 is only a quad core
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They fail to take into account that AMD motherboards are far cheaper. That is where you will still save, making the price difference significant.
No, most good quality AMD boards are about 150$-170$ i can snag a good intel one for $120-145$
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^What he said.
^QFT, This AND what he said.
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LOL, you obviously do not know what your talking about. No way the 2500k is matched by the x6.
Agreed.

X6 matching 2500k? What a joke. Overall it's 20%-25% slower.
 
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and remembers that the 2500 is only a quad core
Yes the 2500 is only a quad core, but again people--and you can mostly blame review sites for this I guess, since they are always pushing some kind of agenda--seem to not understand what the benefit of having extra cores is. Yes Sandy Bridge is flat out amazing architecture that would blow the X6 out of the water in most single applications. However, it is unlikely that someone buying a six-core would use it solely to run a single program at a time.

That being said, most OCNers would get no benefit from Thuban and should probably just go with Sandy Bridge, but other people out there would. It all depends on what your PC is going to be used for.

I personally don't care for Intel and would never purchase their products (even though I did buy a used Thinkpad T61 with a Core 2), however I am not going to tell others to follow suit. It is my own personal choice. I personally don't need an x86 beast at the moment anyway because, aside from my HTPC (which Fusion devours for breakfast), I run Ubuntu on my desktop.
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Ugh, if only Thuban had been made using 32nm process, it would have competed much better with SB. TSMC and GF really held AMD back.
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No, most good quality AMD boards are about 150$-170$ i can snag a good intel one for $120-145$
I want some of what you are smoking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138179

Edit : Just in case you want SATA6 or USB3....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138318
Edited by Licht - 6/11/11 at 10:19pm
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