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I AMD fails we need to storm intel with weapons when they raise their prices

but are the benches/reviews that say pII x4 980 beat FX8... are they for real, that sounds backwards

So far I only notice diff in F1 2010 and Civ5, vs pII x4 955, but will CF in 5weeks
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Pure for gaming the i5 is the only logic and best choice for gaming
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Yes, BD is AMD's version of Netburst. The higher clocks don't even help. The better IPC of the Phenom IIs beat Bulldozer's.

The i5-2500K looks like it's going to be the best choice for games for another while.
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It is the second-best choice, i7 2600K being the first at a higher price.

Phenom II and FX are certainly good enough CPUs for games, but they don't come close to i5/i7 SB.
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Its single core performance is awful - thuban had stronger per core performance.

Modern games are multithreaded, but it's only often things like collision that are offloaded on another thread - the actual game thread will typically batter a single execution core to the ground.

The 2500k is still the king in almost all games.
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Yes, BD is AMD's version of Netburst. The higher clocks don't even help. The better IPC of the Phenom IIs beat Bulldozer's.

The i5-2500K looks like it's going to be the best choice for games for another while.
yehaha

I was afrid it was that bad laqst this early morning

I should add $20 to sale price of x4 955+MB
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
It is the second-best choice, i7 2600K being the first at a higher price.

Phenom II and FX are certainly good enough CPUs for games, but they don't come close to i5/i7 SB.
For gaming, the HT on the 2600k can sometimes negatively impact performance. Sure you can turn it off, but then why spend the extra for the 2600k?

2500k is the first best choice for gaming.
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I love my 2500K, like the other guys said, it will be good for a while.


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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
For gaming, the HT on the 2600k can sometimes negatively impact performance. Sure you can turn it off, but then why spend the extra for the 2600k?

2500k is the first best choice for gaming.
I agree, only thing else is the extra L3 cache but not worth the price increase from the 2500k.
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I agree with you all, best choice for the value. and almost best choice for the performance (just under 2600k)
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