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post #11 of 18
See for yourself,

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=146

About 30 benchmarks (synthetic and real world), i7 wins 26 of them.
 
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Go with i7, wait till SB is released so the prices are lowered or even pick one up from OCN marketplace for cheap.
If you can get a i7 970 from the Intel program for $200 it will be better since it has more threads which will get you a good amount of PPD.

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See for yourself,

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=146

About 30 benchmarks (synthetic and real world), i7 wins 26 of them.
Check the section you are posting in.
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post #13 of 18
i7 100%. To get upwards of 30,000ppd with bigadv units 24/7 you need the 4 core cpu with hyper-threading.
post #14 of 18
I am an amd fanboy & i say: go i7. I bought my 1055t in my f1 rig before i knew about folding, overclocking, or how good the new Intel cpus were.

Now? I kinda can't imagine buying amd for folding. Unless it's a dual or quad 8 core opteron system. >
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I am an amd fanboy & i say: go i7. I bought my 1055t in my f1 rig before i knew about folding, overclocking, or how good the new Intel cpus were.

Now? I kinda can't imagine buying amd for folding. Unless it's a dual or quad 8 core opteron system. >
Lol... true...
post #16 of 18
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Go with i7, wait till SB is released so the prices are lowered or even pick one up from OCN marketplace for cheap.
If you can get a i7 970 from the Intel program for $200 it will be better since it has more threads which will get you a good amount of PPD.



Check the section you are posting in.
IRE deal is done til the next big deal which usually is in summer.

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I am an amd fanboy & i say: go i7. I bought my 1055t in my f1 rig before i knew about folding, overclocking, or how good the new Intel cpus were.

Now? I kinda can't imagine buying amd for folding. Unless it's a dual or quad 8 core opteron system. >
I still use AMD rigs.. they run my gpu rigs.
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IRE deal is done til the next big deal which usually is in summer.
Yea it finished on Dec 31st if I remember right, I didn't get a chance to get one.
Waiting for the next one...
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post #18 of 18
I wish i still worked at best buy and could get the Big Deal from Intel :-(

Anyways I say the i7 is the way to go!
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