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Wow. These 1055t's rock monkeyballs man!

I currently have a renderfarm with 5x core i7 920's running a H50 cooling solution.

I have become quite a OC'ing freak with them because every drop of extra power you can get from them means rendermoney.

I recently tried a new AM3 system from a friend with a 1055t and a corsair H50 just for $hit and giggles.

Boy.

These beasts ARE on a whole new level!

The only benchmark that matters for my line of work is Cinebench (single core speed and Multicore speed matter).

My immediate reaction to the 1055t after a painless 4Ghz OC was:

1.It is cool, is something broken what the hell? It is only 40 degrees under full load during prime95 maximum heat!
2.Overclocking is easy, really stable after 2 tries, there must be something I missed?
3.Wow it is cool! If these CPU's fell under intel's maximum temperature rules you could eek 6 Ghz out of them lol!

Benchmarks on the renderfarm:

i7 920@3.8
Singlecore Cinebench score: 1.30
Multicore Cinebench score: 6.53
Temp under load after 3 hours prime (h50 dual fan): 80 degrees.

1055t@4.0 and a 4.2 multiplier for single core processes.
Singlecore Cinebench score: 1.25
Multicore Cinebench score: 6.83
Temp under load after 3 hours of prime (h50 dual fan): 40 degrees.

I run my i7's at 3.8 because they seem to be most comfortable there stability and temperature wise. The AMD just blew me away! It is so cool it is unbelievable! It is also almost exactly as fast as the i7's at comfortable OC! An OC that is reliable for 24/7 use.

The board+CPU is twice as cheap as a UD5X58+920 nowadays.



Why did I go intel in the first place? Because when Bulldozer comes out I don't need to replace anything but the processor! My i7 farm can be upgraded with a 970,980x or 990x but that is going to cost me a lot. Actually the CPU's alone are just as expensive as a whole AMD rendernode.

I am very impressed AMD! Excpect to see me more often here from now on .
Edited by Shademaster - 2/4/11 at 6:22pm
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Your 1055t temps may appear lower if you were looking at the core temps, apparently socket temp is more accurate. Keep in mind AMD's thermal max is lower then intel's so try to get it under 62c MAX and hovering around 55c is alright.
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Your 1055t temps may appear lower if you were looking at the core temps, apparently socket temp is more accurate. Keep in mind AMD's thermal max is lower then intel's so try to get it under 62c MAX and hovering around 55c is alright.
Yea I know, I guess 40 is a-okay then!

I am quite used to a CPU warming up the case quite a bit, with the H50 fitted on the 1055t it doesn't seem to radiate any heat!

Amazing.
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Ehm when bulldozer comes out you WILL need to replace the motherboard, it's going to be am3+. AM3 chips will fit on AM3+ motherboards but am3+ chips won't fit on am3 boards.
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You've spelt colour wrong.
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You've spelt colour wrong.
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Ehm when bulldozer comes out you WILL need to replace the motherboard, it's going to be am3+. AM3 chips will fit on AM3+ motherboards but am3+ chips won't fit on am3 boards.
Great it is not my PC then!

Pitty though. How much do you think the new motherboards will cost?
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Then you must be a dustman, not an artist.
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Then you must be a dustman, not an artist.
Polar bear. I eat seal for breakfast. Navy seal that is.
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Out of interest, what is it you render?
I'd love a renderfarm for 3ds Max but I'm not willing to lay down the cash for the equipment or the electricity bill, LOL.
    
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