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Dude, do you... like, do stuff in real life? I mean I could spend half an hour coming up with a witty response to that but at some point I have to take the high road and say "woah, brah, there just cpus, calm the f down lol". I mean serious... you take cpu arguments to a personal level. But whatever, take this post with a grain of salt.
Maybe, just maybe, If i had all the money i wanted i could go with whatever i wanted.

To bad thats not the case, to bad i have to be carefull with what i pick so i don't regret buying an item that costed 200 when i could have been better off going with something cheaper.

even tho they are just cpu's doesn't mean i should just carelessly invest my money into it.

What do you expect me to say? I7 pwns? we know it's better.
I cant afford it however, but i can afford an intell quad or one of these, so i'm waiting to see wich one is better. And i'm sure there's more who are waiting for the same reason.

I'm not looking at these benchmarks just to see if AMD or intell is winning, cause i don't care about that. I care about getting value for my money.
Edited by Alwinp - 12/29/08 at 4:48am
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No offense to Overclocker_gr, but...

Why you should take these tests with a grain of salt.



The MSI 790GX BIOS is an in-house version (Toppc is a MSI tester/Engineer), very fresh and optimized for performance.


Even 5% (I'm betting ~8%) better per clock would in many cases make the P-II look a lot better.
And what you expecting from me now?to buy an msi motherboard and re run all the tests with phenoms ??

So if you like add an 8% at our numbers and there is what you believe its right.


ill make a new thread the xs when we update the review with the new data.

This should be this noon.

Tomorrow maybe we have on the air and the clock to clock comparison
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hmm..

this better be less expensive for a new build vs 775
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I put my money where the company that hits my sweet spot is. A girl don't stay with a guy that don't please her and when it comes to computer parts, we are as b---chy as they come
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If we find the time we ll translate it but i am not making any promises.
man,i have run F@H 3 times in my life and this is 4 years ago .

If you could explain me what should i do, i ll try it
Sorry about the delayed responce but I have not been up to typeing the last few days.

I will post in the F@H forums for help with this as I'm not up on the new SMP (My smp machine is too old for the new clients).

Looking forward to the translation. Maybe you should post in the AMd forums for a greek speaker and I'm sure you will get help, Or try on your web site for a translator and then you can get help as well as an influx of english speakers to your site! If it had an english tranlation I would frequent it for sure.
Keep up the good work!
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Here in Cyprus
i7 940 = 566.00 E
Cheapest i7 mobo = 327.15 E
Cheapest DDR3 3GB = 105.75 E
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Total = 998.90 E

PII 940 (Preorder) = 299.00 E
PII Supporting decent AM2+ Mobo = 67.25 E
Cheapest DDR2 4 GB = 35.95 E
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Total = 402.20 E

AMD platform costs less than half. Even more interesting, 163.80 E less than the i7 940 proc itself.
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Here in Cyprus
i7 940 = 566.00 E
Cheapest i7 mobo = 327.15 E
Cheapest DDR3 3GB = 105.75 E
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Total = 998.90 E

PII 940 (Preorder) = 299.00 E
PII Supporting decent AM2+ Mobo = 67.25 E
Cheapest DDR2 4 GB = 35.95 E
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Total = 402.20 E

AMD platform costs less than half. Even more interesting, 163.80 E less than the i7 940 proc itself.

Why the i7 940? The 920 will save you 300 E.

And you can't compare two different systems. Of course one is cheaper but it doesn't have nearly as much capabilities as a 920. It won't OC well, it doesnt nearly have the same bandwith as triple-channel DDR3, you can't run either SLI or Crossfire, it won't overclock as much, etc etc. Besides, an E8400 rig will be faster for the same price. The hype seems to be blinding people...
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Why the i7 940? The 920 will save you 300 E.

And you can't compare two different systems. Of course one is cheaper but it doesn't have nearly as much capabilities as a 920. It won't OC well, it doesnt nearly have the same bandwith as triple-channel DDR3, you can't run either SLI or Crossfire, it won't overclock as much, etc etc. Besides, an E8400 rig will be faster for the same price. The hype seems to be blinding people...
Then he should use the cheaper Phenom II too, which you neglected to mention.
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Then he should use the cheaper Phenom II too, which you neglected to mention.
I think the lower-end PII actually does perform worse than the 940, in which case there would be no point in upgrading. The i7 920 on the other hand can be overclocked just as easily as the 940. But if you want just the cheaper PII for the hell of it then why not, knock 50$ off.
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