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looking into making the big switch and grabbing a i5 2500k but whats the difference beetween the sandybridge i5 at 4 ghz and a amd x4 955 at 4ghz?
sorry im a noob
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heat i guess.. not sure..
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looking into making the big switch and grabbing a i5 2500k but whats the difference beetween the sandybridge i5 at 4 ghz and a amd x4 955 at 4ghz?
sorry im a noob
thanks in advance
Clock-for-clock the Intel will beat the AMD processor out.
    
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looking into making the big switch and grabbing a i5 2500k but whats the difference beetween the sandybridge i5 at 4 ghz and a amd x4 955 at 4ghz?
sorry im a noob
thanks in advance
The 2500k will crush the X4.

Think about it like this. A processor can only do so much work in one clock cycle. A slow processor would use 10 cycles to complete a multiplication command, whereas a fast one could do it in 5. That means when they are both at the same clock speed, the fast one could do twice as many multiplications in once second. These numbers are just for example, I don't really know how many cycles it takes a processor to do math.

The 2500k will also run cooler and overclock much more.
    
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The 2500k will crush the X4.

Think about it like this. A processor can only do so much work in one clock cycle. A slow processor would use 10 cycles to complete a multiplication command, whereas a fast one could do it in 5. That means when they are both at the same clock speed, the fast one could do twice as many multiplications in once second. These numbers are just for example, I don't really know how many cycles it takes a processor to do math.

The 2500k will also run cooler and overclock much more.
thank you this makes sence
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I5, I7 are much more efficient designs then the AMD. They overclocks worlds better aswell!
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The above is true, however now is not exactly the most sensible time to make the switch, we have new sandyballs chips and bulldozer both just round the corner.

if you can wait a month or so and then see whats the best thing going that you can afford that would probably be best.
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My 2500k @ 3.3ghz stock was noticably faster than my phenom II @ 3.8 in the one game i play. I also noticed speed improvements overall while opening applications and day to day use. Dont even get me started on how easy it was to overclock this beast to 4.5ghz...Check out the review i wrote in my sig.
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SB is significantly faster to the point that it pummels the AMD offering even if the AMD is clocked 1Ghz higher.
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