i need a new cpu soon and the 950 looks like the best buy to me but the 1090t is a hex core cpu and at 279$ but the i7-950 is also at 300$ which cpu is better
Originally Posted by ulawe
um depends what you are going to use it for. If it's for gaming go for the 950. Application wise I would go with the 1090T
Originally Posted by The_Rocker
In terms of raw speed, the 950 is faster however if you need 6 cores due to using a lot of multithreaded applications then go for the slower CPU with more cores.
Originally Posted by wittzi
LOL There's some funny stuff posted on here.
Whilst the AMD chip has 6 cores, the hyper threading of the i7 means that it is the equivalent of having 8 (as it can handle 8 threads).
It's a simple decision - in UK money you're saving around Â£100-Â£150 by choosing the AMD chip and there's a reason; it's significantly less powerful than the Intel one. I'm not just saying this, a quick glance at these stats says it all (http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2363104,00.asp). Whilst they're not specifically looking at the i7-950 they are showing the i7-930, which is a less capable CPU and it still outshines the AMD offering.
That said, it's whether you need a powerful medium-range processor or not. For example, an older i7 or even a newer i5 might be more suitable than the AMD chip and be at a comparable cost.
The AMD chip is what it is - a budget CPU that will perform very well but never reach the heights of an Intel chip (yet)! Just decide whether or not you want to go for a budget chip, or whether you can't manage not having the latest and greatest (ish) from Intel!
Originally Posted by stinky
Precisely my friend! Everyone is neglecting the raw power of hyper threading... While the 950 has 4 physical cores, it has 8 virtual cores due to its hyper threading nature. If I am not mistaken 8 > 6