AMD vs Intel

I am looking at either getting an AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor or an Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor, which would be better for a gaming computer? The intel is 219$ on newegg and the AMD is only 245$, so i didn't know if the AMD would be very much better than the intel.
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  1. the intel is better, far better, but the motherboard will cost you a bit more.
  2. the intel comes more expensive and is mor diffucult to overclock but also faster
  3. ^ what are you on about?

    some of the D0 i7's get past 4.6ghz, the 955's will be lucky to get to 4.3ghz and you also lose 4 threads and it has a lower IPC with the 955's.
  4. i7 better but that doesn't mean p2 955 bad
  5. The Phenom 2 is cheaper overall because you don't need an expensive mobo and DDR3.
  6. I'm finding $280 on the Egg - if you have a promo code give it up ...

    You need to set a budget and give us some more details (like gaming resolution). For the most part it will be hard to top a PhII 720BE combo in bang-4-buckage performance.
  7. Helloworld_98 said:
    ^ what are you on about?

    some of the D0 i7's get past 4.6ghz, the 955's will be lucky to get to 4.3ghz and you also lose 4 threads and it has a lower IPC with the 955's.


    He said 'harder to overclock' not that it would OC better. Can you even break 4.0Ghz on air with i7? <--(Not trying to flame, I just know they run hot)
  8. With a D0 stepping you can.
  9. depends, if you are only gaming, then go for the AMD and save some money for your GPU, if you do other cpu intensive tasks like video editing, get the i7 and might have to step down the GPU because of price
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