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Originally Posted by MinitroN View Post
Anyone who thinks AMD is still a good choice for budget gaming is completely wrong.

The i3-2100 costs the same as Phenom II X4s and performs significantly faster in games, especially newer CPU-dependent ones like SCII. It would take roughly a 4.0-4.2ghz Phenom II to even match the performance of the i3 in games. Not only would you need to go through the hassle and cost (time and money) to overclock the Phenom II in the first place, but the i3 consumes significantly less power and produces less excess heat.

That's just the slowest i-core processor from Intel, the i5-2500K is far superior to any of AMD's offerings at equal or slightly more cost.
Again you're recommending that i3? Sc2 is extremely intel optimized, it's kinda obvious that intel would have advantage there.
Regarding general use, the quad core CPU will crush the miserable i3.
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post #42 of 94
If intel released an i3 2100k
I would buy it now.
And I really mean now.
i3 OC @ 4.5Ghz + Maximus Gene Z Gen3

Intel failed when doing SB on the i3 side, they should've done an unlocked i3.
I was happy when I saw in the rumour once that Intel could release an unlocked SB i3, but it seems the rumor was false...
With this said, im running an 1090T @ 4.0Ghz with 3.0Ghz NB, and I would trade this for an i3 2100k if there was one.
Theres something about the i3 that makes me want one and OC it lol
post #43 of 94
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Originally Posted by -X3- View Post
Again you're recommending that i3? Sc2 is extremely intel optimized, it's kinda obvious that intel would have advantage there.
Regarding general use, the quad core CPU will crush the miserable i3.
Crush? I don't know if it's that much better. It really is statement like these that starts/continues the flame wars.
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Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post
If intel released an i3 2100k
I would buy it now.
And I really mean now.
i3 OC @ 4.5Ghz + Maximus Gene Z Gen3

Intel failed when doing SB on the i3 side, they should've done an unlocked i3.
I was happy when I saw in the rumour once that Intel could release an unlocked SB i3, but it seems the rumor was false...
With this said, im running an 1090T @ 4.0Ghz with 3.0Ghz NB, and I would trade this for an i3 2100k if there was one.
Theres something about the i3 that makes me want one and OC it lol
Same here. If there was an i3 XXXXK, I would get it in a heartbeat. I don't need all this power to play SCII, LoL, and CS 1.6.

@OP, I didn't read through the thread to see if your question was answered, but I'd have to say the main difference is speed. Seeing as how speed isn't one of your concerns, and also that you like the AMD sockets (I'm also a fan of AM3 myself ), I'd say you already have your answer.
Edited by onoz - 10/5/11 at 1:51pm
 
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post #44 of 94
Nah, I don't want to start company wars, but it is common knowledge that quad cores are better than dual cores regarding applications that need the processing power. Perhaps I used a heavier word, but I'm tired reading this nonsense.
The i3 wins just because most games today can only utilize two cores or not coded properly for multi threading...
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post #45 of 94
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Dunno what problems you are having, but I haven't had a single one out of my CPU or accessories. I've only had 2 problems from my SSD, but that has nothing to do with Intel.



Mine also required a lot of force. But that's not a factor in determining a CPU for me.

It sounds like you're just looking for an excuse to buy AMD. So go buy AMD. If you're wanting to have a valid reason why AMD > 2600k you aren't going to find a good one right now.
I must admit you are correct. I like the Sabertooth 990FX !
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post #46 of 94
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Again you're recommending that i3? Sc2 is extremely intel optimized, it's kinda obvious that intel would have advantage there.
Regarding general use, the quad core CPU will crush the miserable i3.
Optimized for Intel? Could you please provide some relevant information to back up this wild and baseless claim?

The i3 has a much higher IPC, it's a much faster processor, that's why it's faster in SCII, a highly CPU-dependent game.

As for general usage, sorry to break it to you, but you're not going to see a difference between a Phenom II X4 or a i3 in youtube. Last time I checked any dual core CPU is plenty fast for general usage.

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Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post
If intel released an i3 2100k
I would buy it now.
And I really mean now.
i3 OC @ 4.5Ghz + Maximus Gene Z Gen3

Intel failed when doing SB on the i3 side, they should've done an unlocked i3.
I was happy when I saw in the rumour once that Intel could release an unlocked SB i3, but it seems the rumor was false...
With this said, im running an 1090T @ 4.0Ghz with 3.0Ghz NB, and I would trade this for an i3 2100k if there was one.
Theres something about the i3 that makes me want one and OC it lol
Why does Intel need to release an unlocked i3 when the i3-2100 is already faster than a 4.0ghz Phenom II?

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Originally Posted by -X3- View Post
Nah, I don't want to start company wars, but it is common knowledge that quad cores are better than dual cores regarding applications that need the processing power. Perhaps I used a heavier word, but I'm tired reading this nonsense.
The i3 wins just because most games today can only utilize two cores or not coded properly for multi threading...
Not sure what's common knowledge to you but the i3-2100 is faster than any AMD processor in any game, including heavily threaded games like BFBC2.

Notice how the minimum fps for the 2100 is higher than that of the fastest AMD processor, the 1100T.

Maybe you should get your facts right before espousing crap that's absolutely false.
    
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It depends. Intel has the upper hand in performance. None of AMD's CPU can compete with Intel's Sandy Bridge when it comes to performance. On the other hand AMD's CPU are cheaper than Intel's CPU. AMD are also known for reusing existing sockets quite a while. Although this may change starting with Socket FM1 and FM2.

Intel loves to change LGA for each new design. LGA775 is the last socket Intel has been reused for couple years. Intel now has LGA1366, 1156, 1155, and upcoming LGA2011. It is expected that Haswell also uses another LGA design.
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Use the money you saved to buy a better GPU. :
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It depends. Intel has the upper hand in performance. None of AMD's CPU can compete with Intel's Sandy Bridge when it comes to performance. On the other hand AMD's CPU are cheaper than Intel's CPU. AMD are also known for reusing existing sockets quite a while. Although this may change starting with Socket FM1 and FM2.

Intel loves to change LGA for each new design. LGA775 is the last socket Intel has been reused for couple years. Intel now has LGA1366, 1156, 1155, and upcoming LGA2011. It is expected that Haswell also uses another LGA design.
Again, the i3-2100 is faster and costs the same or less than most Phenom II solutions. AMD doesn't have anything going for it right now except misguided buyers and Fusion.
    
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Again, the i3-2100 is faster and costs the same or less than most Phenom II solutions. AMD doesn't have anything going for it right now except misguided buyers and Fusion.
Until you want to play BC2 at high res or BF3,you're gonna need more than that overpriced dual core that you can't even overclock. Gotta love AMD hating fanboys who put Intel on a high pedestal.
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