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AMD gives more bang for the buck,Intel is faster but it cost a lot more to get a good mobo and ram to build a good rig,I got a $99 mobo $99 CPU and two gigs of $99 ram and i can beat a e6600 when running vista 64bit,I was going to go with a e4300 but it was going to cost me $250 extra and i would have to have gotten a 7600GT wich would have sucked.
    
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
AMD gives more bang for the buck,Intel is faster but it cost a lot more to get a good mobo and ram to build a good rig,I got a $99 mobo $99 CPU and two gigs of $99 ram and i can beat a e6600 when running vista 64bit,I was going to go with a e4300 but it was going to cost me $250 extra and i would have to have gotten a 7600GT wich would have sucked.
Not really, my $110 E4300 gives the $229 x2 6000+ a good run.. They both score about the same, when oc'ed, in benchmarks.. And in many cases my e
4300 beat out the x2 6000+..

You can't use the 3600x2 as any example to compare the two brands.. As the E4300 oc'ed competes with a 6000x2 oc'ed..The 3600x2 is well below Intels lowest model.. So best bang for your buck? Is it the $229 6000x2, or the $110 E4300? How about same price ranges.. INTEL = $110 E4300 AMD = $115 4600x2? No brainer...
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my vista x64 owns!!!!
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Intel! Forever
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Intel. However, in games, will equal graphics cards, you won't notice a difference. You will notice a difference in encoding and other things that are heavy on the CPU... like SuperPi.
To what extent is this true?

I mean, Certainly the faster CPU compensates for a lot.

I'd be suprised to hear that a x2 3800+ performs on par with a E6300 in games, with say a 7950 and indentical ram...

Then again, I dont know much of the sort, or experience rather

Hence my question ^_^
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Go here and take a look:
http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...top-times.html

Then go here and take a look:
http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...chmarking.html

Does that help???
    
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To what extent is this true?

I mean, Certainly the faster CPU compensates for a lot.

I'd be suprised to hear that a x2 3800+ performs on par with a E6300 in games, with say a 7950 and indentical ram...

Then again, I dont know much of the sort, or experience rather

Hence my question ^_^
It's based so much on the GPu, that a faster CPU doesn't help. I'll use an example of another user on this site. We both have similar rigs, I have a A64 dual core at 2.4ghz, X1900XT (256mb), 2gb of RAM, 250GB 16mb HDD. He has a Conroe at 2.4ghz, X1900XT (512mb), 2gb of RAM and RAID 1 on two 7200.10 HDDs. In games I play at 1680x1050, all details maxed, AF at 0 or 2x , AA at 0-4x. He plays with 1600x1200 all details maxed, AF at 4x, AA at 4x, and vsync on (CRT). I get better frames rates then he does. His stay at 65-70fps, and mine are around 90. Of course, vsync keeps him locked at 70fps, but without it he does between 90-100 fps. Games relay mostly on GPU power. The only time you are going to see a difference between two CPUs with the same graphics card is when one of the CPUs can't keep up with the GPU. As long as the CPU is not the bottleneck, systems with the same GPU and different CPUs will perform the same.

They may not bench the same though, since some benchmarks like 3dmark06, give lots of points based on the CPU.

In short, you don't need the top of the line CPU to max out your games. However, you do need a very powerful GPU.
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