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is this beating it?
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1100T is not even close to being the best.
     
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Yep, the i7 is the fastest available, at least until Sandy Bridge is released (very soon).
The Phenom II's aren't even close to being as fast clock for clock to the i7's.
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Yes the i7 is still the best (for a few more days...)
    
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
1100T is not even close to being the best.
Well... this is a little misleading. It's not a bad processor, but if you mean best as in---fastest, least amount of heat, etc. You'll have to compare benchmarks and such.

All I can say is that both are great processors.
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Well... this is a little misleading. It's not a bad processor, but if you mean best as in---fastest, least amount of heat, etc. You'll have to compare benchmarks and such.

All I can say is that both are great processors.
Am I right in believing the i7 is a quad core? why is a six core worse than a quad core then?
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Am I right in believing the i7 is a quad core? why is a six core worse than a quad core then?
Different architecture my friend. The i7 quad-cores are generally more powerful than the six-core Thuban processors simply because of different architecture.

Also, no, not all i7's are quad. The 980x is the top of the line i7 processor, with six cores.
Edited by Vaalyne - 1/4/11 at 3:34pm
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Am I right in believing the i7 is a quad core? why is a six core worse than a quad core then?
That's like asking why a 4 cylinder Acura RSX can beat a 6 Cylinder Hyundai Tiburon in a race.

It's not just about the # of cores.
    
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That's like asking why a 4 cylinder Acura RSX can beat a 6 Cylinder Hyundai Tiburon in a race.

It's not just about the # of cores.
Yeah something along these lines. The thing is, both processors use different technology within the processor itself, and so... one comes out on top of the other. AMD processors are budget processors that offer good performance per dollar, Intel processors are enthusiast processors that offer insane performance per lots of dollars, lol.
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AMD has more cores, but their cores perform slower if CORES were compared.

Thus, Intel's 4 cores are able to get more performance than a 6-core AMD due to better design/technology/architecture..

Right now, for AMD to even come close to performance of a stock Intel processor you need to overclock the hell out of it

So, a 6-core 3 Ghz Intel performs better than a 6core 3Ghz AMD.
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