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7-950 VS P2x4 965

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hey guys, so i currantly have the amd phenom 2 x4 965, no my question is it a huge differnce between folding on a i7-950????
say if both are OC at 4.0ghz???

i just bought the 965 for my htpc, and now thinking of completly switching to intel, but will the investment be worth it?
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post #2 of 10
pretty sure an x4 9xx puts out <10k ppd even at 4ghz .. and no bigadv
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My i7 folding now. I got bigadv on it. was not geting bigadv till today but avg about 14k-20k a day. My 580 @ 900core beats it tho 19k everyday.
If i where you i would get a sandy bridge lower power output. like 2600k Mite cost more for cpu but mobo should be cheaper. I love my x58 chipset tho.
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In terms of PPD Intel will almost always be better than AMD in both terms of SMP and Bigadv WU's.
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
In terms of PPD Intel will almost always be better than AMD in both terms of SMP and Bigadv WU's.
true, at least until bulldozer is out
post #6 of 10
I had an X4 955 @4.2ghz and it put out ~8000 PPD (maybe a little less), but an i7 950 can do upwards of 30,000 PPD when OC'd and folding bigadv.
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post #7 of 10
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kool i7-950 it is, i would love to get sandy bridge but just cant afford it right now, i can get a x58 mobo from a friend for 50$, so thats why im considering the upgrade, and i already have tripple chanel kit, 3x2gb kit
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post #8 of 10
The extra threads are pretty helpful for Folding, so the i7 will be better. Though by how much will depend on how much you Fold.

If you only Fold 12 hours a day, you won't be able to do -bigadv, and so the difference at 4Ghz is ~5k between the two CPUs.

24/7 Folding makes the i7 the clear winner though.
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post #9 of 10
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yes, it will be my HTPC, and i only use it to watch torrents, so not a lot, and it will be on 24/7 FOLDING BABY, i cant wait to add another i7 to my team
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