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i5-2500k is faster in rendering and encoding when both are overclocked.

Just sayin.
    
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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
you have a nice friend... lool...
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post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post
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
I`m not shure if a 2500k@5GHz gets pwnd by a 1055T@???
Edit: I mean i doubt it
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Nah @ 4.5GHz my 1090T was slower than my i5-2500k @ 5GHz at rendering and encoding.

There is just too large a gap in the overclock headroom and per core performance. First gen core i5, yeah the 1090T would be faster for rendering and encoding, but the second gen core i series is just too fast and overclocks too well.
    
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post #15 of 31
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i5-2500k is faster in rendering and encoding when both are overclocked.

Just sayin.
Lol. SB is actually faster than the Thuban at rendering/encoding even at stock speeds. Overclocked they don't even belong in the same conversation.

Never mind the fact that SB is faster while using ~60% of the power the Thuban is using.

When I was looking for a CPU, the Thubans would trade blows in encoding/rendering benchmarks with my i5. The Thuban won the majority, but when it comes to gaming, the tables are turned. The Intel chips were faster in every game I could find.
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post #16 of 31
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I`m not shure if a 2500k@5GHz gets pwnd by a 1055T@???
I think it is actually a little bit faster when at 5Ghz, but most are about 4.5Ghz which should be the same as a 4Ghz 1055T/1075T/1090T/1100T. (Both air cooled)
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Lol. SB is actually faster than the Thuban at rendering/encoding even at stock speeds. Overclocked they don't even belong in the same conversation.

Never mind the fact that SB is faster while using ~60% of the power the Thuban is using.
Phenom IIs get a nice kick from their NB overclocking.

At 4.5GHz with a 3.2GHz NB my 1090T would have beat my i5-2500k at 4.5GHz in rendering and encoding.
    
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Tell your friend that at least 10 person online thinks he's an idiot with is crap processor.
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Phenom IIs get a nice kick from their NB overclocking.

At 4.5GHz with a 3.2GHz NB my 1090T would have beat my i5-2500k at 4.5GHz in rendering and encoding.
Maybe. I'd have to see proof first. And then it would be taken with a heaping tablespoon of salt when I thought about how much power was needed to keep that Thuban at 4.5 ghz compared to the SB.

ABS: I don't think its a "crap processor" but I do think it's quite inferior to SB, even inferior to Nehalem for gaming purposes.
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I'm not going to provide any proof, I've had both and at 5GHz my i5-2500k is only slightly faster in rendering and encoding than my 1090T was at 4.5Ghz.

Yes the power draw difference is huge, SB is years ahead of AMD in that department.

That wasn't the point of this thread however, so I see no reason to discuss it.
    
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