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I would buy a Phenom for the superior real-world gaming performance
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Originally Posted by DarkNite View Post
I dont get it, intel good for benching, nothing else? wha?
He was saying that Intel has good benching numbers, not that it was good for nothing else. Like I could have a Phenom or a Core Quad and chances are without benches they would feel almost the same to me. The only time something become "superior" is because all of these tests we run that likely we would never use the processor for outside of those tests.
Edited by Knuxr - 7/10/08 at 4:48pm
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There are many programs that will still load faster on raptors because of the pattern they read data in. And not much of a difference between 8ms and 5ms seek times? What in the world are you smoking: Thats a 60% increase!


Also, how do you say in one post that:


and then in the next you say:


Its more than obvious that there is a difference between the two rigs - a BIG one.

Using your logic, there's also no difference between an E8400 and a 100MHz P1. After all, they both play Starcraft at 640x480 just fine.


dude the first part of this quote is the BIGGEST bunch of poo I ever heard....

If you really believe that I would highly suggest you do some searching on Sata-I 74gig raptors vs a 640 AAKS dual platter hard drive....there is no way in hell that raptor will even come close to the performance of the 640AAKS....just aint going to happen....I know for a fact as I have benched them both on every rig I have here (about 20) and some others that have come through the door...


and for the ms comment...when you talk 3ms even though you state 60% that still aint much....sure you may be able to access (see it) faster but that doesnt mean you can handle the info any faster....it just means you might get the needle to the platter where the info is located that much faster...and in milliseconds 3 of them isnt a big deal.....

And yes I did state there is an obvious big difference between the two rigs...but no one even caught the whole context of my very first post....duh....if you put the 7600gt next to a 9600gt even if both are loading 1024x768 res the 7600gt still loads lower resolution maps than the bigger card....I figured anyone who knows diddly about cards would have caught that....


And for the last part... in some things...it doesnt matter what CPU you have as the video cards now a days are 10x more powerful than the fastest CPU....even though my rig has a lowly 9600gt in it....that card is almost 3x more powerful than my Q6700 by a wide margin.....

just using the CUDA driver to offload all intensive apps to the GPU I see a 3x speed increase over the CPU....you really see this in video encoding....

A 4gig DVD file encoded takes me 8min at 300x10 on 2-pass....on the GPU alone it does it in 2min....

But....As has been stated...."What makes a man buy a Phenom?" one that already has a platform looking to upgrade the dual core....been said already...cant get any better than that
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He was saying that Intel has good benching numbers, not that it was good for nothing else. Like I could have a Phenom or a Core Quad and chances are without benches they would feel almost the same to me. The only time something become "superior" is because all of these tests we run that likely we would never use the processor for outside of those tests.
Oh ok yeah that makes sense, intel may be faster than amd overclocked, but they are both very fast.
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Originally Posted by darkcloud89 View Post
I would buy a Phenom for the superior real-world gaming performance
http://www.overclock.net/blogs/darkc...ne-notice.html
You sir are rep'd..

Great blog post...I really don't care about benchmarks...after all a 3DMark is only a number...It's down to who pays Futuremark more...
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...."What makes a man buy a Phenom?" one that already has a platform looking to upgrade the dual core....been said already...cant get any better than that
I support AMD through the fire and flames... I do not have any problems playing any benchmark games at 1650x1050 with the Phenom 9850. It is a faster rig than my 6400+ BE with the same 8800 GT 1GB Sparkle video card installed... Phenom = Game On
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I would buy a Phenom to support AMD (competition must exist), and because I dislike Intel's practices. (The whole illegal rebate thing for example)

As for the performance... yeah. A Phenom would be more than sufficient for my needs (I wish they were a bit more power efficient though)
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I have a noobish question, but If I had the same mobo for a quad intel and amd would the socket type make any kind of difference at this point?
    
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I have a noobish question, but If I had the same mobo for a quad intel and amd would the socket type make any kind of difference at this point?
That is a weird question, either you have a mobo that supports AMD or Intel, they are two completely different socket types. The socket type is for the processor AMD has different sockets than Intel and their chip sets are different too.
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