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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T vs Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition

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why does the intel cost $800 more how is it so much better to be worth that?
    
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I have a 1100T and ill tell you thats it's not nearly as fast as that intel chip. Also, that Intel chip has 12 threads.
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990X will smoke the Thuban in almost any computationally demanding task (i.e. not a game FPS benchmark).
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12 threads, higher clock, more cache, etc...

For gaming use, not even close to worth the extra money...but for video editing, encoding, 3d rendering, folding, etc, then definitely.
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Intel just has a tradition for charging $1000 for their best extreme cpu. They know people will pay to have the best.
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why does the intel cost $800 more how is it so much better to be worth that?
The architecture is superior...

However in most games, when you max out the settings, the frames will be comparable. At max settings, it's all about the GPU.
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post #7 of 15
Basically the 1100T or 2500k is where its at for gaming.. The 2500k will be somewhat better, but there's not a game on the market that either chip cant handle when paired with an adequate GPU.

The 990x really isnt a gaming chip.. Its more for workstation use, like 3D rendering, video encoding, decoding, etc..
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The 990X is an all a round use chip workstation or gaming. I am such Intel fanboy.
     
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Not sure if serious...
To be brutally honest, the 990x beats the pants off of any other processor on the market in multi threaded programs. BUT, most programs aren't made to utilize 12 threads. Also, the 2600k, for around $300, usually matches, and sometimes exceeds the 990x. The 990x is only good for highly threaded programs like rendering and encoding.
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because the 1100T is much slower...
you should compare it to the i5 2400 which cost around the same as the 1100T

the i5 2400 is much faster if 4 or less threads are used, and slower if more than 4 are used (but in some cases is really close)
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