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Intel core i5 2500k Sany Bridge vs AMD Phenom II X6 1100t?

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Hey guys! I'm trying to figure out which CPU to buy because I'm upgrading my system and both CPU's are the same price. My question is, which is better for gaming? I currently run a MSI HAWK R5770 (ATi HD 5770) GPU, Thank you! wave2.gif

EDIT: Okay I found out the solution but now I have a bigger problem, GTX 580 or HD 6970?
Edited by The0wnage016 - 3/20/11 at 3:57pm
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Core i5 2500k.
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Core i5 2500k.

Can you tell me why?
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Best to go with the sandy bridge platform. As AFAIK you will be able to update to Ivy bridge with just a bios update. When Bulldozer hits you will need a new motherboard.

Also most benchmarks favour the 2500k over the 1100T. Meaning for most applications it is faster.
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Originally Posted by superste2201;12805297 
Best to go with the sandy bridge platform. As AFAIK you will be able to update to Ivy bridge with just a bios update. When Bulldozer hits you will need a new motherboard.

Also most benchmarks favour the 2500k over the 1100T. Meaning for most applications it is faster.

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I've been an AMD guy for a long time, but the SB currently destroys everything price to performance wise.

An i5 2500k is probably the best gaming value out there right now. 4 powerful cores clock-for-clock that can overclock like nobodies business (people are hitting upwards of 5GHz on air). You won't be CPU limited on a game for a long long time. Currently there are zero games that can make use of more than 4 cores, so a hexcore is basically wasted on gaming, and if the 4 remaining cores are weaker then you are not really getting much of a deal there.

if the x6 were still significantly cheaper I'd say it'd be more of a contest, but the i5 is priced roughly the same as an 1100T so it's pretty much dead in the water right there.

EDIT: You will be MASSIVELY GPU limited on any game you play with either CPU though, just an FYI.
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if you have the 1090t right now, upgrade your GPU first
    
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i5 2500k

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If you're gonna use multi-threaded apps, go for the 1100T. If you're gonna do single-threaded apps, go for the 2500K. Single-threaded: most things you do, and gaming. Multi-threaded: video rendering, encoding, compression.
    
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Originally Posted by ocpokey;12805321 
I've been an AMD guy for a long time, but the SB currently destroys everything price to performance wise.

An i5 2500k is probably the best gaming value out there right now. 4 powerful cores clock-for-clock that can overclock like nobodies business (people are hitting upwards of 5GHz on air). You won't be CPU limited on a game for a long long time. Currently there are zero games that can make use of more than 4 cores, so a hexcore is basically wasted on gaming, and if the 4 remaining cores are weaker then you are not really getting much of a deal there.

if the x6 were still significantly cheaper I'd say it'd be more of a contest, but the i5 is priced roughly the same as an 1100T so it's pretty much dead in the water right there.

Aha, okay but I'm currently running a Phenom II X6 1090t at 4.8 GHz and games don't use the other two cores like you said, but that does mean it is future proof wink.gif
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