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I went from Intel to AMD. No real performance difference for gaming or basic usage. I plan to buy SB because I like to have whats new and will probably build a bulldozer rig when it drops as well.

Only real reason to switch is as stated: encoding or losing your load to benchmarks.
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You have a hex-core at 4Ghz. Your already faster then a handful of machines on OCN. The jump won't be worth it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Penryn View Post
I went from Intel to AMD. No real performance difference.
I went from Intel (i3-530) to AMD (1055T) and back to Intel (i5-760). For the things I use my PC for, Intel just performs better. The 1055T was actually a drop in performance compared to the i3-530 in the apps I use.

@OP
Gulftown is still very expensive. Unless you feel that you rig isn't performing up to snuff (noticeable lag, choppiness, etc), I'd suggest sticking to what you have.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 1/1/11 at 3:09am
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I went from Intel (i3-530) to AMD (1055T) and back to Intel (i5-760). For the things I use my PC for, Intel just performs better. The 1055T was actually a drop in performance compared to the i3-530 in the apps I use.
Intel's architecture does love certain applications

But going from 6 to 12 threads is overkill when the most demanding program is Bad Company 2.
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Intel's architecture does love certain applications

But going from 6 to 12 threads is overkill when the most demanding program is Bad Company 2.
Yeah last time I checked most mainstream games don't really even utilize more than 2 cores right? So why even have a hexa-core CPU in the first place? Just to say that you have one? Unless you are doing some sort of rendering, whether it be 3D, Video, 2D, etc. most programs won't even really take advantage of all 6 cores.

If you look at this article you see that the CPU gets the biggest jump going from 1 to 2 cores, and after that the difference is marginal. The quote below pretty much sums it up:
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One important conclusion to take away though is that you don't need a 6-core CPU. They do nothing for your games, so unless you already find a quad-core slow in other applications or your day-to-day PC use, don't upgrade for this reason.
So I think you would be better off switching to a different CPU, not necessarily Intel but just go down to a quad from the hexa-core, and put the extra money elsewhere in the machine... like a small SSD or something.
Edited by Semper Fidelis - 1/1/11 at 6:38am
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I have been running my signature rigs side by side for months and here are my opinions:

1) The hexacore Intel CPU's are much faster clock for clock then the AMD. From single thread performance on up. You will notice a difference on most programs but not significant.

2) In gaming applications and running a single card, you can only tell a difference at low resolutions. At 1680 x1050 up, no difference.

3) In gaming applications and running top cards in SLI and Crossfire, A noticable advantage goes to Intel. I ran both rigs with 5850's, 6870's, GTX 470's and all were bottlenecked to some degree (4fps- 15fps) on the 1055t. The 1055t still provided an enjoyable gaming experience at 1920 x1080.

4) Using programs such as Autocad with 3d programs, Rendering software such as Strada, video editing, and other CPU intensive applications, no contest that the 970 and 980X are much superior. This is what saves me time to spend with my family.

5) Both CPU's are very nice products with the 1055, 1075, etc priced very attractively. I was able to get my 980x for $699 which in my line of work, is a no brainer. I feel the 980X should be priced around $750 and the 970 around $500.

if you can get a 970 somewhere under $500 and you do need its power, I say go for it! if not stay with what you have.
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Keep your current rig. Wait for BullDozer. Then decide.
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Yeah last time I checked most mainstream games don't really even utilize more than 2 cores right? So why even have a hexa-core CPU in the first place? Just to say that you have one? Unless you are doing some sort of rendering, whether it be 3D, Video, 2D, etc. most programs won't even really take advantage of all 6 cores.

If you look at this article you see that the CPU gets the biggest jump going from 1 to 2 cores, and after that the difference is marginal. The quote below pretty much sums it up:


So I think you would be better off switching to a different CPU, not necessarily Intel but just go down to a quad from the hexa-core, and put the extra money elsewhere in the machine... like a small SSD or something.
Lol I'm saving for a 240gb ssd for my birthday. That and watercooling for my 6950. Also at the moment i have 2 games open and about 16 different tabs in internet explorer. Also word. So I like having lots of multitasking ability.
    
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keep your thuban, it's good for a while, at least wait for bulldozer or ivy bridge
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If u feel the need just to blow some money another 6950 and SSD would be better choices.
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