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This is a bit old, but still... Translated with google...



All CPU's clocked at 3.6GHz



Single GPU Comparison

Multi GPU Comparison













Edited by turrican9 - 3/19/11 at 9:01pm
    
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That means Core2Quad's are better than phenom ii's LOL LOL LOL
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Originally Posted by justin871 View Post
that means core2quad's are better than phenom ii's lol lol lol :d :d
learn to read the article

lol lol lol :d :d :d
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That means Core2Quad's are better than phenom ii's LOL LOL LOL
At the same clocks, yes. However, the Phenom II have unlocked multipliers on ALL the Black Edition listed CPUs and the low pricing by comparison make the Phenom II the victor.

If I had to choose, I'd go Phenom II over Core 2 Quad any day.
     
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That means Core2Quad's are better than phenom ii's LOL LOL LOL
Did you even look at the review? Besides Far Cry 2 and Fall out 3 essentially equaled the Core i7 in all those game benchmarks.

Yay for making rash decision without looking at evidence LOLOLOLOL

Edit: Oh and Half Life 2, as well, but yea.
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Did you even look at the review? Besides Far Cry 2 and Fall out 3 essentially equaled the Core i7 in all those game benchmarks.

Yay for making rash decision without looking at evidence LOLOLOLOL

Edit: Oh and Half Life 2, as well, but yea.
Actually although his conclusion was badly stated, the tests confirm it... go to the summary of the conclusion, and you'll see it. The relative performance of the CPUs relative to the i7.

For the Radeon 4870x2:


For the GTX 295:


The difference is pretty minimal though.
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I read through the whole thing. A mere 1.5-3% in performance hardly constitutes his connotation of "better." He made it sound like the C2Q's kick the Phenom's butt from here to Timbuktu with his LOL LOL LOL

Edit: Besides, I thought it was pretty common knowledge that the C2Q's and Phenom II x4s were basically equal to each other when gaming.
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The test didn't factor in other things like FSB/Northbridge frequency. For the C2Qs, FSB frequency doesn't affect much, but for the Phenom II having a faster Northbridge means EVERYTHING. Over-clocking the Northbridge from the stock 2GHz to 2.6GHz will make it faster in gaming than going from 3.2 to 4.2GHz.

Upping the NB frequency can put it within spitting distance of the Nehalem Core i7s.
    
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Anyway, this was a somewhat old test. Still that GTX 295 should be comparable to a single HD 5870.
    
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As a former AMD user let me state some general rules that will be easy enough for everyone to understand.


Playing at low res? Go Intel.

Playing at 1080p? Go Intel.

Playing at 1600+? Go whatever, unless you're going for 3d and have quad SLI, then go Intel once again.
    
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