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amd phenom x iii 955 versus i3-2100 sandy bridge revisted

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I'm looking into building a multimedia computer for the gaming room. The chip will either be i 3-2100 or the amd 955. I think the 955 is better. Or can you guys convince otherwise?
Edited by Tony Romo - 10/22/11 at 6:29pm
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No real performance difference between the two. But the Sandy Bridge architecture is more "efficient", however the AMD platform will give you better features for less.
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Yep, great deal but think sandy bridge dropped to $99 itself.
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