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Hi all. Its been awhile since I have been on here. I'm going to be buying components for my new rig really soon and woudl like some advice on the processor. Originally I planned on getting the 1055t or 1090t and Oc'ing it a bit with the help of a Noctua DH16 (I think it was) cooler.
I wanted this chip because I heard it could be overclocked something fierce and it had 6 cores. 6 seems better than 4 (have Q9300 now) but then I read a post where someone was talking about how much better hyperthreading is than having more cores.

This is what we are using the rig for:
photo editing and presenting using ProSelect
surfing and email
video editing (hi def)
streaming music and BDR playback

At times, we can have all of the following open at the same time: photoshop, lightroom, outlook, pandora (music stream), successware (studio mgmnt software), ProShow Producer, Proselect/

I read also somewhere that photoshop actually suffers from more cores than 4. This will be a 64bit system with lots of good ram. So my question is, do I want more cores or do i want hyperthreading?

Advice? thanks everyone!
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I love AMD, they're great in the bang for the buck department, but for video encoding I'd go for the 2600k. If your budget allows for it of course. If not get the 2500k and overclock it.

Edit: Here's a benchmark. Sadly the 1055T and 1090T aren't on it, but you can see how the 2600k kills the 1100T.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ridge-review/8
Edited by Redmist - 3/9/11 at 11:53am
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Thanks for the info Redmist. I'm a little nervous about the Sandy Bridge chips. I have read they have a remote kill switch feature that doesn't need an internet connection and can be accessed via 3G. They claim it to be a anti-theft feature...but I see it as a serious vulnerability that can be exploited.
I'm a bit cautious about that kind of stuff. Like the Kinect thing for the Xbox...it has 3 cameras on it that stay on 24/7. That scares the hell out of me! its too easy for big brother to be everywhere anymore...

Any other suggestions for cpu's?
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Originally Posted by MAKATTACK View Post
Thanks for the info Redmist. I'm a little nervous about the Sandy Bridge chips. I have read they have a remote kill switch feature that doesn't need an internet connection and can be accessed via 3G. They claim it to be a anti-theft feature...but I see it as a serious vulnerability that can be exploited.
I'm a bit cautious about that kind of stuff. Like the Kinect thing for the Xbox...it has 3 cameras on it that stay on 24/7. That scares the hell out of me! its too easy for big brother to be everywhere anymore...

Any other suggestions for cpu's?
HAHA! That makes me laugh! (with you, not at you) But the funny thing is I kinda agree. Sad. And scary. Stay back Big Brother!
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Go with AMD, threads arn't real cores, it's just 2 threads going into 1 core....

For multi Tasking, got with the AMD 6 core series
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I am definitley leaning towards AMD, but some comparisons show the Sandy Bridge clearly defeating the AMD and then otehrs show the opposite! NOt sure what to think. This will be the first cpu I have ever overclocked. My goal is to get a easy to overclock cpu that runs pretty fast. In general, do AMD's or Intel's overclock easier? Is there a comparison anywhere where people have overclocked differnent cpu's and then posted their results?
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well, I found a comparison...and wow...AMD's results are pretty low on the table...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/overclocked_cpus.html
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post #8 of 14
If you can,wait another month or so for Bulldozer.The 1100T will perform fine,albeit a little slower in video encoding than SandyBridge.Many of those synthetic benches always favour Intel and it's "optimized" compilers.It is very easy to overclock an AMD Black Edition CPU.Not so easy for SandyBridge,although it does overclock very well.
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post #9 of 14
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wow, yea, i may have to wait for the bulldozer. Any idea what the price will be on those or what the stock speeds will be?
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Bump....hoping for speculations (and further recommendations) regarding the cost of the soon to be released bulldozer chips...
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