,INTEL VS AMD ?????K series and BE trouble.....!

Hi all,
Intel launched recently its Two K series chips the Core i5-655K and Core i7 -875K both have unlocked Multiplyer stuff to attract OCers .......There Prices are respectively around $220 and $280 while AMD's flagship hexcore baby costs Phenom 1090T X6 $296 on new egg and Phenom II X4 965 Available around $200........
So which is better to buy a 1.Core i5-655 K or a Phenom II X4 965 which also sports unlocked stuff being a BE
2.Core i7 875-K or AMD Phenom 1090T X6.........?
All the above two question are asked keeping in mind HD Gaming and OCing performance i have read reviews that Intel's K series Oc's better than AMD but then are hanged on 1156 platform which has limited 16 PCI-E x16 lanes........!!
So express your views all......
Thanks........
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  1. I don't mean to stray from the question (I'm risking being called biased here), but if you're considering up to $300 CPU's, why have you ruled out a i7 930/920? I'd say if you're shooting for pure gaming performance, an X58 chipset is ideal.
  2. redechelon said:
    I don't mean to stray from the question (I'm risking being called biased here), but if you're considering up to $300 CPU's, why have you ruled out a i7 930/920? I'd say if you're shooting for pure gaming performance, an X58 chipset is ideal.



    I think he only considered BE and xxxk CPU's because they have unlocked multipliers which makes it a lot easier to overclock.
  3. Anything over 3.6-3.8 Ghz for gaming gives you very diminished returns so the "K" series doesn't matter in that regard, the standard chips can reach that without breaking a sweat.
    The 8K series processor sucks up a whole load of juice at 4.0 Ghz and beyond:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3742/intels-core-i5655k-core-i7875k-overclocked-and-analysed-/8
    so if your planning on OCing very high with an 875K get ready for water cooling.

    If you want to get a very high OC (4.5 GHZ+) without expensive cooling you only have one choice the 655K.
  4. For gaming only consider the AMD chips or i5 750 i7 920 & 930. The other intels are not good value.
  5. Well, if you don't have budgetary concerns then you can't go wrong with the i7 920/930 route. You will be able to game just fine with the AMD X4 955 BE however.
    I would not invest in the 1090T at $300 for gaming.
    You could get a X4 955 for about $160. That would be the best bang for buck in my opinion.
    People are overclocking the i5 and i7 CPU's to 4 Ghz, I'm not sure the added expense of an unlocked multi is warranted but its your cash.
  6. Yeah, avoiding a product simply because of it's multipliers is kinda pointless. It's a bonus for sure, but it's the difference between changing maybe 10 settings instead of 5. No bigs. That's what forums are for =] .I'd prefer a 1090T over an 875k, though.


    [btw... DAMN Psycho, your setup is nasty. 3rd 470? 4.6 GHz? D:]
  7. I don't even see why people make a big deal about the unlocked multipliers. Crank up the reference clock and overclock it like a man.
  8. Thanks all for your valueble commemts :D
    After 1-2 hours of hardware site research and visiting the market i think buying a AMD Phenom II x4 will be right for me either 965 or 955..........sine they are value orinted and with nice AM3 mobo i will have space for DDR 3 in dual channel and 2 PCI-e 2.0 x16 slots which will be enough for me i think a FX890 chipset will do well for me thanks all......
  9. cromedome said:
    I think he only considered BE and xxxk CPU's because they have unlocked multipliers which makes it a lot easier to overclock.


    Yeh, i meant to know weather a AMD's BE in AM3 platform is better for OCing and ultimately for HD gaming performance,
    or a Intel K series(both have unlocked multiplyer's at low cost insted of i7 EE which is somewhat costly) which is limited to 1156 platform which limits the GPU capablity since if 2 GPU's are used it scales down them at 8x/8x insted of 16x/16x while in AM3 they remain operating at 16x/16x sine it has 32 PCIe lanes........
    But the X58 platform in a option for persons who have upper hand in budget..........
    Thnaks..
  10. Best answer selected by khicharkumar.
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