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XFX 6970 with i7 950 or AMD Phenom x6 1055T/1090T

Poll Results: AMD Phenom II x6 1055T/1090T or Intel i7 950?

Poll expired: Jan 13, 2011  
  • 39% (16)
    Phenom II x6 1055T/1090T
  • 60% (25)
    i7 950
41 Total Votes  
post #1 of 22
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I will be getting a new pc with the XFX or Powercolor 6970 but don't know what to get as a cpu. I am undecided if i will get an AMD Phenom II x6 1055Y/1090T or i7 950. I will be using the pc mainly for gaming so i need high performance. What do you suggest?
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post #2 of 22
For gaming I think either CPU will be just fine. Ideally, If you can crank that AMD chip to 4ghz+ its going to be the best bang for the buck compared to the i7. The intel chip will be faster but for gaming the difference may not be worth the price.
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post #3 of 22
I suggest Sandy Bridge.
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post #4 of 22
Get the 2500k at this point.
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post #5 of 22
Hiya Guys,

My 2 Pennies.... I’m an AMD man, but I have to say that the price performance for the sandy bridge a moment is crazy good.....

They are reaching 4.6GHZ over clocked on air, infact I’m sure I have seen 5GHZ out of them.... for a cheap chip... 2600k... from what I remember...

On the GFX side, think about the 6950, I bought one the other day and flashed it to a 6970, with a simple flash.... they are the same boards pretty much and perform great.

£220 for a 6950 VS 270 for a 6970......

And it’s been proven they operate at the same speeds...
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post #6 of 22
The x6 phenoms are good for the price, especially when overclocked to around 4ghz. If you are comfortable going that route, it would be a good option
post #7 of 22
I like my X6, but Sandybridge is amazing.
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post #8 of 22
Get an i7.
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post #9 of 22
If you wait SB is going to have 8-cores on 1356 I think.
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post #10 of 22
get a 2500k its cheaper and better

or if you want go for a 950 its faster

if you just do gaming a x6 will prob do its job
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