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post #11 of 22
Ahh, my mistake then, thanks for the clarification.

I was never insinuating that 1090T > 2600k, btw, was just trying to provide additional information (however erroneously). Sorry about that, OP!
post #12 of 22
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Ahh, my mistake then, thanks for the clarification.

I was never insinuating that 1090T > 2600k, btw, was just trying to provide additional information (however erroneously). Sorry about that, OP!
Glad I can help

And OP, I'd definitely go for the 2600K.
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post #13 of 22
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The 1090T supports HyperTransit, so you would have 12 threads with it.
bwaahahahaha... i lol'd, i wish it did that
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post #14 of 22
More cores is usually better (in theory) than Hyperthreading. However there's only a select few CPUs that actually offer more cores. Unfortunately the CPUs that offer more cores are on par with, or not as good as hyperthreaded CPUs, or are REALLY Expensive.

The i7 2600k is better than the 1090t.
Edited by Kvjavs - 4/13/11 at 8:02am
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post #15 of 22
If the CPUs are otherwise equal (same architecture and same clock) then more cores will be better than HyperThreading. More cores = more execution resources, HyperThreading = somewhat better utilization of existing cores.

2600K is way better than the 1090T because of architectural differences. HT is just the whipped cream on top.
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I'd go for the i7 .. really .. no question
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post #17 of 22
I switched from my 1090t to a 2600k. Never been happier.
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post #18 of 22
As mentioned, generally speaking more physical cores are better.

But yes, 2600k is the better chip.
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post #19 of 22
As this has turned into a 2600k vs ?
I'd like to just add. I kind of wish I'd got the 2500K instead of the 2600K!

My reason being, I'd be happier risking killing a £167 2500K over risking killing a £240 chip!

Don't get me wrong! My 2600K is a nice chip And I've had it running at 4.944GHz!
But I only run it at 4.5GHz, whereas if I had bought the 2500K. I'd be making it scream
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post #20 of 22
The i7 is faster without a doubt. However, if you can't scrounge up the money for a new board and CPU, provided you are already using an AM3 board, then the 1090T is the best option.
     
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