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Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
The vast majority of AMD boards are CF only. There are some that support SLI, and even fewer that support both.
SLI hack should work, but none that officially support SLI on an AMD platform anymore since Nvidia's stopped making chipsets for both AMD and Intel.

Unless it has a Lucid Hydra or NF200 bridge, but those are bound to be more expensive than vanillas.
post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Will it run cooler, hotter, or about the same as the Intel?
-same pretty much.
Eh. Nehalem has a much wider temp range than Thuban/Deneb. Temps that are fairly normal and safe for an LGA1366 i7 will damage or smoke a Thuban in short order.

In most benchies and tasks Nehalem (the entire line, and not just 980X) smokes Thuban. Thuban/Deneb is competitive with Core2Quad however. The only real area where Thuban keeps up with Nehalem or passes it is in sheer # of GFLOPs.
Edited by Skripka - 2/2/11 at 9:23pm
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post #13 of 41
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
The only real area where Thuban keeps up with Nehalem or passes it is in sheer # of GFLOPs.
+1 to this.

I'm also interested in this thread. Please carry on your discussion, I'm looking forward to upgrade in the near future xD
    
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Article comparing Intel 980 vs Amd 1100
http://www.suite101.com/content/amd-...me-edn-a332291
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post #15 of 41
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The vast majority of AMD boards are CF only. There are some that support SLI but they are few in number.
yup.
but why buy the old and crappy SLi AMD boards when you can buy a ASUS CROSSHAIR and HACK IT LIKE A BOSS.
    
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post #16 of 41
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Article comparing Intel 980 vs Amd 1100
http://www.suite101.com/content/amd-...me-edn-a332291
Meh. They admit it-why are they comparing a $1000 part to a $200 part. When you put it like that-of course the AMD part is the better value.

Compare what are now competitively priced parts. And suddenly AMD looses the price/value argument. You can get an i7-950 for about the same price as a 1090T at Microcenter in the US. So:

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

Of course, the OP has not confessed what he is doing with his system. If he is gaming, he by and large can get an Athlon II and spend on the GPU. If he is doing professional apps, encoding/decoding, rendering then i7 is where it is at.
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post #17 of 41
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your help, tis' much appreciated!

I think I'll go with AMD GPUs then =) and btw the rig is for gaming, and gaming alone!


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1) Do you play Bad Company 2?
Yeah, but not often.
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post #18 of 41
The op was comparing the AMD vs Intel 6 core chips and I thought perhaps that article would be of some value in explaining it.
I think he was asking why there is such a huge difference in the price between them.
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post #19 of 41
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yup.
but why buy the old and crappy SLi AMD boards when you can buy a ASUS CROSSHAIR and HACK IT LIKE A BOSS.
Exactly.
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post #20 of 41
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Thanks everyone for your help, tis' much appreciated!

I think I'll go with AMD GPUs then =) and btw the rig is for gaming, and gaming alone!



Yeah, but not often.
Look into the i7 2500K then. I don't know prices in Aus, but in the US it is priced new the same as Thuban...and is an even better buy, once fixed mobos are out.

Bulldozer boards won't be seen until April likely, and I'd be surprised if BD CPUs are out in the wild before May, more likely June. Even then, there's no knowing if there will be teething pains. Intel's Sandy had the PCH SATA bug. AMD's Phenom I was downright awful. Bad releases happen. Heopfully AMD's Bulldozer gen 1 will release better than Phenom 1.
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