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This may seem a bit of an odd ball question but I figure this is the best place to ask it.

What is the difference between the Phenom II 965 and i7 2600?

What does the difference relate to in real life situation's, gaming, video/photo editing etc. ?

And I am talking about the two chips in an UN-O/c'ed way, just the way the two makers have them in the box.

Thank you all for the information in advance.
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Put i7 out of the picture and Phenom II, becuase Bulldozer is on it's way out in Seprember, next month, so wait then
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post #3 of 13
Different architecture, different performance.

In real life, the i7 would probably own the 965 in pretty much everything. Hyperthreading especially gives the i7 a boost in multi-thread applications. The Phenom is older anyway.
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The Phenom II architecture has very similar performance to the Core 2's. Phenom II's, however, are very good gaming CPUs. They do exceptionally well in most games today. Core 2s are starting to show their age in certain games, while Phenom II quad cores still do very very well in games.

However, Phenom II quad and 6 cores are all outclassed by intel's sandy bridge quad cores. They're much more powerful at everything. If I had to get something right this moment, it would be an i5 2500k. The performance and price are too good to ignore.
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What is the difference between the Phenom II 965 and i7 2600?
The Phenom 965 is like a Subaru impreza rally car, fast but not that expensive.
The i7 2600k is like a Ferrari Enzo, very fast but also costs a lot more.

What does the difference relate to in real life situation's, gaming, video/photo editing etc. ?
The 2600k will be faster in all applications because its better clock for clock.
Think of it like this: Every 2 mhz of a phenom is only equal to 1 mhz of 2600k.
So it wont matter if you have a 4ghz phenom because a 3ghz 2600k will beat it.
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Quad core AMD is equal or less to the performance of an Intel Dual core. Those are my thoughts.
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I have a 965 AMD and a 2600 K Intel. The 2600 k is a benchmark monster and will clock up very close to 5 Ghz ( on water) with very little coaxing. My 965 will hit 4.0 Ghz with ease. With the differences in IPC and sheer clock speed you would think it would make a huge difference in everything you do . Well.... it really doesn't seem to make much difference for 90% of the things I do with my rigs .
Most games are pretty much the same when using the same video cards in both rigs ( however, I haven't tried both with extremely powerful cards and suspect the intel would be able to push them harder- just speculating). The game that shows the most difference is BFBC2.
I ran 3d 06 with both of them using an ati 5770 and the difference at stock was only a couple hundred points. Then I clocked the 2600 k up to 4.2 ghz to produce a score of 18146. If I remember correctly the 965 scored 17700's with the same card clocked at 4.0 ghz.
It seems if you are playing older games with a mid to lower range video card, there really isn't much of a difference. But if you play the latest games and have a beastly video card , the 2500/2600 would probably show its advantages. I would think the same would hold true for running later versions of futuremark's 3d benches.
If i were building a system from the ground up, and needed it today, i think i would go with the 2500 k . If i had the option to upgrade from a lower end dual core to a 955 or better quad or an X6 AMD chip on the same board and needed it today, I think that would be a viable option. But if i wasn't in a real big hurry , i would wait to see what bulldozer has to offer.
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Intel's run on peanut butter and AMD runs on jelly. Grape jelly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Intel's run on peanut butter and AMD runs on jelly. Grape jelly.
I don't get it?
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