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Jw b/c my friend has a 5770 with the same ram but only diff is he has a core 2 quad oc'd to 3.9 or something and i smoke him with my 3.8 Phenom ii x4 965 BE is that right ??

or just in general are the Phenoms better then Core 2 Quads

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I prefer the phenoms since they are by far the easiest to oc and mine games everything I throw at it
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If he has a 3.9Ghz Core 2 Quad then i am guessing its a Q9550 which a Phenom II does not smoke but instead its beaten by.
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Clock for clock, the Core 2 Quads are faster in most cases, IIRC. That is unless the Phenom II architecture has somehow changed drastically since the 940BE launch.
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There is this really good website where you can compare any processor... forgot what it was called but like Zealot said at 3.9ghz it probably will beat a Phenom II. Intel make some good chips.
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Originally Posted by Juganot;12542821 
There is this really good website where you can compare any processor... forgot what it was called but like Zealot said at 3.9ghz it probably will beat a Phenom II. Intel make some good chips.

Thats why im kinda lost i guess and he is a Tech freak and builds the cities/mayor's computer so he knows his stuff idk maybe its the whole AMD/ATi thing
    
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No, Phenom II and core 2 quad are equal clock for clock. Your friend would have the 100Mhz advantage, but a very small one.
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you smoke your friends what??? eek.gif

what was you using to compare the 2 machines?
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I would of thought the Core 2 Quad would win as Phenom 2's and Core 2 Quads are roughly the same on a per clock basis, maybe slightly favoring the Phenom 2.

The Core 2 Quad should clock higher though on less volts.
Edited by almighty15 - 3/2/11 at 2:52am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juganot;12542821 
There is this really good website where you can compare any processor... forgot what it was called but like Zealot said at 3.9ghz it probably will beat a Phenom II. Intel make some good chips.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/2
    
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