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wait for the AMD builldozer will maybe be expencive but i thought i heard something about 8 cores... or am i wrong?
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go for I7 much better 4 cares 8 threads X6 is just 6cores 6threads and since its not for gaming you 'll be verry happy with I7 even if you want to game I7 is a waaaay better.
Just for posterities sake I think it's only fair to let you know that when it comes to actual core intensive tasks such as video encoding, etc., that the 4 extra logical cores are not the winner compared to having the 6 physical cores.
     
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Just for posterities sake I think it's only fair to let you know that when it comes to actual core intensive tasks such as video encoding, etc., that the 4 extra logical cores are not the winner compared to having the 6 physical cores.
Problem is Intel's Architecture is so much better then Amd's that even with just 4 cores it beats up on the X6's of AMD

    
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Just for posterities sake I think it's only fair to let you know that when it comes to actual core intensive tasks such as video encoding, etc., that the 4 extra logical cores are not the winner compared to having the 6 physical cores.
Almost ALL pro apps for video encoding takes advantage of HT.. i7 smokes the x6 there; and im not talking about a few seconds, in the ends its A LOT
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Almost ALL pro apps for video encoding takes advantage of HT.. i7 smokes the x6 there; and im not talking about a few seconds, in the ends its A LOT
O rly?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fx,2613-7.html
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Yeah, I wasn't really going to respond to his posting of a singular graph as a denouncing of physical vs. logical cores. But your posted review takes that into hand very nicely.

As quoted from the conclusion:

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As a result, it’s easy to recommend the Phenom II X6 1090T for folks able to employ its six cores. Video work, threaded Photoshop filters, rendering—in those workloads, AMD’s new flagship is, in many cases, able to keep up with the quad-core Core i7-975.

In the same vein, the gaming benchmarks are a reminder that the latest and greatest graphics cards really do need a capable processor behind them if you want to unleash their potential. An overclockable CPU like the Core i7-920 or -930 can really open up a Radeon HD 5870 or GeForce GTX 480 when you get it up to the 4 GHz range. Dipping down to 3.2 GHz doesn’t really help the 1090T win any battles in the games (Call of Duty excepted, where Turbo CORE seems to improve performance over the X4 965). If you’re a gamer, save the money you’d spend on a six-core CPU, buy your favorite overclockable processor, and spend the difference on graphics or an SSD to cut level load times.

AMD’s hexa-core Phenom II X6 1090T is decidedly a productivity-oriented part designed to improve the performance of threaded apps. It extends the usefulness of Socket AM3 until Bulldozer emerges in 2011. As a result, your 790FX-based motherboard will do the job just fine—it’s probably not worth upgrading to 890FX at this point. Turbo CORE is conceptually a good answer to Turbo Boost, but I had a hard time proving its effectiveness in the real-world. Best-case, it helped the 3.2 GHz 1090T keep pace with the 3.4 GHz 965 in single-threaded titles.

Perhaps the most impressive point from this launch is the fact that AMD is increasing core count by 50%, transistor count by just under 30%, and maintaining the same 125W of its fastest quad-core CPU. It’s almost a shame that price increases by more than 50% at the same time. Fortunately, there are plenty of heavily-threaded workloads that justify a sub-$300 six-core CPU.
for which I will summarize, The AMD did not keep up with gaming, but for core intensive tasks it more then did.

.....buy which ever you can get for cheaper at the time of buying.
     
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Yeah, I wasn't really going to respond to his posting of a singular graph as a denouncing of physical vs. logical cores. But your posted review takes that into hand very nicely.

As quoted from the conclusion:



for which I will summarize, The AMD did not keep up with gaming, but for core intensive tasks it more then did.

.....buy which ever you can get for cheaper at the time of buying.
to OP: You can see everyone keeps saying it comes down to what you can get cheaper at the time of purchase. Both are great choices...
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i see i7 taking the lead everytime

and BTW im talking video editing/encoding with Premiero pro CS5 not those toys they use (handbrake?? LMAO; TMPGenc have crapy threading and still i7 wins; iTunes?? lol again) the only decent app in there is mainconcept

if its a work computer every second counts; i saw how a i7 machine ended a job for a customer 1 DAY EARLIER than a x6 rig in the same office/eviroment/business
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i see i7 taking the lead everytime

and BTW im talking video editing/encoding with Premiero pro CS5 not those toys they use (handbrake?? LMAO; TMPGenc have crapy threading and still i7 wins; iTunes?? lol again) the only decent app in there is mainconcept

if its a work computer every second counts; i saw how a i7 machine ended a job for a customer 1 DAY EARLIER than a x6 rig in the same office/eviroment/business
Then you're not looking close...because in their video tests the 1090T at stock was beating all but the 980X at stock in 2 tests, and in a third it was 3rd place only to the 975. All of which FAR more.
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well im still as torn down the middle as ever.. and now that i found a i7 950 for 200 dollars, both builds come out to be almost the exact same price.. so its really all about performance, and im still as torn as ever
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