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AMD 955 vs.Intel I3-2100

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From what I gather the AMD is a better at multi-tasking/video encoding and the I3-2100 is a better gaming chip. Sound right?
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post #2 of 11
Sounds about right, but i'm not sure on the first sentence, i believe that i3 2100 is still better in multitasking. Sandy Bridge owns Deneb.
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No, the X4 is still better at multitasking, but not by much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Romo;15258763 
From what I gather the AMD is a better at multi-tasking/video encoding and the I3-2100 is a better gaming chip. Sound right?

You have an 870 you are faster than both

If you are recommending video encoding Intel chips do it better than AMD chips

AMD = Budget for gaming
Intel = Multitasking/Video Encoding

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post #6 of 11
Tony Romo shouldn't be worried about a few thousand dollars spent on the best hardware money can buy.... I call shenanigans.
post #7 of 11
the 955 is much more future proff than the i3 since most of the games now are using 4core
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Quote:
Originally Posted by daman246;15269406 
the 955 is much more future proff than the i3 since most of the games now are using 4core
Too bad it's a dated architecture and it shows. The 2.5 year old architecture is much more future proof, classic...

The i3-2100 performs better than the 955 in gaming even when the 955 is clocked to 4.0ghz.

What exactly do you mean by multitasking anyways? It's not like either of these chips will struggle to run a browser with 10+ tabs and scan for viruses.
    
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I have this chip it's friggin fantastic. I am upgrading to a i5 2500k already bought. I was going to wait for Bulldozer but after having this i3 2100 I feel like they are still going to be behind. I love it.
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Sandy Bridge is about 40% faster core for core and clock for clock than phenom II. Hyper-threading can help make the most of the dual core when a 3rd thread or more sneaks into the mix. The result is that a dual 2100 will generally trade blows with 3 loaded Phenom II cores. This may sound fine and dandy for the phenom II line, but in the real world, utilizing 3 or more cores completely is still reserved for large multimedia and creation apps almost exclusively.

The vast majority of games still only engage 1 or 2 threads heavily, and the few that take advantage of more cores, rarely load them enough that those same threads can't be hyper shimmed into completion on a 2100 equally well or better. The higher per core performance of a 2100 directly translates to better gaming performance in every comparison I have seen vs a 955.
     
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