Originally Posted by andrews2547
a friend of mine has a i5 750 and a nother friend has an amd 955 BE and they both said the AMD was better for games
They are either ignorant or misinformed. I would seriously get a 2500k ASAP, then buying a better GPU down the road. The Sandy Bridge architecture is so much faster than Phenom II it's not even funny. With a 2500k you're going to get a fat overclock, you're going to max the crap out of games that are poorly optimized for multiple cores, and even if a game does utilize as many threads as you can throw at it, it's still going to max it. The single threaded performance is unreal on these chips, plus you get a true quad core.
Games Phenom II won't cut it:
I'm sure there are more. But in a nutshell, Phenom II (Deneb) is clock for clock about the same (sometimes even slower!) than Core2Quad (Yorkfield). Since Core2Quad, Intel has made great improvements, mainly with Nehalem and Sandy Bridge. If you were to go Sandy Bridge, it's going to hold you off a LOT longer for gaming than any Phenom II, even if you had a hexacore.Edited by Dopamin3 - 6/11/11 at 2:05am