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The irony being the FX is better at video encoding! tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader View Post

The irony being the FX is better at video encoding! tongue.gif

No it's not. EDIT--I was thinking PhII (not BD). True, BD fx8150 about matches the 2500/2600k at same clocks for video encoding.
Edited by guyladouche - 1/31/12 at 4:25pm
    
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if you can swing it..the 960T is a notch better than 955 ...IMO..i like it (960T@4.2)better than 2500K @ 4.8

2500K 3dmark=29448
960T 3dmark=24063

same videocard
i guess the i5 does get better framerates
 
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2500K + 6870 mate.
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No it's not. EDIT--I was thinking PhII (not BD). True, BD fx8150 about matches the 2500/2600k at same clocks for video encoding.

Apologies, I thought the "benches" supported that the FX was a tad better than the K at encoding video due to the moar coarez...and that was pretty much the only place it beat the K (winrar the other?)

Anyway, we are going slightly OT here redface.gif
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if you can swing it..the 960T is a notch better than 955 ...IMO..i like it (960T@4.2)better than 2500K @ 4.8
2500K 3dmark=29448
960T 3dmark=24063
same videocard
i guess the i5 does get better framerates

Interesting. What card was this test done with? Linky? (i'll ignore the 600mhz diff as that is beside the point for a 5k increase)
Edited by Spacedinvader - 1/31/12 at 4:57pm
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If this system is being built from the ground up, explicitly for gaming, neither setup is particularly compelling on a tight budget.

The 2500k is a nice chip, but it's not really a budget chip, and no one needs a 4.5GHz+ SB to game with a single upper midrange card.

The Phenom II X4 is much more affordable, but it's really starting to show it's age. I've got a 955BE paired with a 6870 and they compliment each other pretty well, but when I pop one of my unlocked 6950s in, the Phenom is at a noticeable deficit in some games compared to my i7s with the same card.

If you already have one platform or the other, the choice is obvious, but if you are building from the ground up, get yourself a cheap (80 dollars or less) 1155 board, an i5 2400 (which will do 3.8GHz with ease, even on cheap H61 boards), or even an i3 2130 (if money is particularly tight), and pair it with a 6950 or something.
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Unlocked card on an Intel, I don't suppose you have Skyrim? redface.gif (and I only call a 6950 unlocked "mid range" single card now that 7970s are out, come on, the only thing that is going to beat you is 6990 / 6970 with a fat OC / 570 (evens?) /580 / 590, come on, you are at the thick end of the wedge...mind range is 68xx series, i now this is OCN but that just being bad to old cards tongue.gif )

the i3 with an unlocked 6950 is on par with a PHII? (not defending the PHII I am interested in the results in average gaming!!)
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955BE (Oc 4.1 Ghz) running a 6970 100% are u guys joking me??? 2500k with 6850 vs 955 with 6970. This is a joke right? Yes you would be future proof with the 2500k but he asked something totally different. 955BE (Oc 4.1 Ghz) running a 6970 100% without a question. CPU does not increase FPS it's all about the GPU. Also if AMD released a Video card that there own CPU's would not handle then they would be in pure ****. (Making people buy Intel's) I have tried Both 6850 and 6970's with intel's and my cpu (My place is filled with people building there own rigs) I am not a fanboy so don't use that card.
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955BE (Oc 4.1 Ghz) running a 6970 100% are u guys joking me??? 2500k with 6850 vs 955 with 6970. This is a joke right? Yes you would be future proof with the 2500k but he asked something totally different. 955BE (Oc 4.1 Ghz) running a 6970 100% without a question. CPU does not increase FPS it's all about the GPU. Also if AMD released a Video card that there own CPU's would not handle then they would be in pure ****. (Making people buy Intel's) I have tried Both 6850 and 6970's with intel's and my cpu (My place is filled with people building there own rigs) I am not a fanboy so don't use that card.

This.

everyone who said the 2500k + 6850 beats a 955 + 6970 unfortunatly have just proven their ignorance / or just lack of PC knowledge.

a 955 won't bottleneck a single 6970 OK people!

a 6970 beats a 6850/70 so therefore SURPRISE more FPS on the 955 + 6970.

It's not rocket science.

Stop trolling K-fans.
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This.
everyone who said the 2500k + 6850 beats a 955 + 6970 unfortunatly have just proven their ignorance / or just lack of PC knowledge.
a 955 won't bottleneck a single 6970 OK people!
a 6970 beats a 6850/70 so therefore SURPRISE more FPS on the 955 + 6970.
It's not rocket science.
Stop trolling K-fans.

It depends on each game. CPU intensive game will make the difference noticeable.

However, with AMD 955BE, you would likely need to upgrade sooner compare to 2500K.
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