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is it thuban or sandy bridge? my friend keeps saying his thuban is better cus he has 6 cores.. but i told him my 4 cores are faster than his and he calls me an idiot lol
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post #2 of 31
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Originally Posted by jp27 View Post
is it thuban or sandy bridge? my friend keeps saying his thuban is better cus he has 6 cores.. but i told him my 4 cores are faster than his and he calls me an idiot lol
Well thuban is better bang for the buck, as the gaming performance isnt really much of a difference, but the price is

And yes, your 2500K is faster then a 1090T thuban. (since ur on 5ghz)
Edited by 1337LutZ - 4/16/11 at 1:42pm
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Then show him this.
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And yes, your 2500K is faster then a 1090T thuban. (since ur on 2.5ghz and SB has improved HT)
2500K doesnt even use HT...
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2500K doesnt even use HT...
Yea sorry, i had my post edited ;p coz first i tought he had a 2600k.
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Get the 2500k.
    
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post #7 of 31
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Get the 2500k.
i hate when people dont read the damned posts in the thread.
HE HAS A 2500K. START READING FIRST.
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by 1337LutZ View Post
Well thuban is better bang for the buck, as the gaming performance isnt really much of a difference, but the price is

And yes, your 2500K is faster then a 1090T thuban. (since ur on 5ghz)
Uh, no. SB will destroy the Thuban in gaming. Not sure who told you there isn't much difference. Check out BFBC2 or Starcraft 2 on both systems. OTOH, the price difference is ~30 USD. Not a big deal when you're in the 200 dollar bracket to begin with.

The 2500k is by far the best bang for buck cpu (for gaming) right out. Just like the 750/760 before it.
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post #9 of 31
Why would you even argue with him?

Just say sure yeah and walk away.

SB is faster in most daily applications because they use 2-4 cores, and even when all 6 are used in rendering or encoding SB is as good or faster depending on each chips overclock level. A 5GHz SB cpu is faster than a 4.3GHz 1090T in encoding.
    
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Best bang-for-buck would be the AMD Phenom II 555 unlocked to quadcore, but between the 1055T and the 2500k as of right now for gaming I would say 2500k, but for rendering and encoding the 1055T
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