Basically, I am building a new desktop. New motherboard, hard drives, CPU, power suply, case, firewire etc. All new.
So, AMD Phenom II X4 810 or Core 2 Quad q8200? I use this computer for a little gaming, video editing, 3-D animation, and just basics (itunes, Office, Email, Web-surfing, etc)
They were both similar in price ($140-AMD and $160-Intel) but the AMD was a 2.6 GHz and the Intel is 2.33 GHZ. The AMD has a larger cache than the Intel. But I am not sure. I know the motherboards required would be different, but that is not an issue.
Also, I am not interested in the AMD 920 or 940 because they don't work with DDR3which would probably be required for future upgrades on this system.
I am not looking for an Intel and AMD war, just which of these 2 processors is best. Any help is appreciated!! I have used Intel in the past, but not very familiar with AMD.
Okay. I was hoping to be able to overclock a bit. Anyone know what the PII 810 can go to? On air? It is clocked at 2.6 GHz so maybe 3 GHz?
My friend has it @ 3.4 GHz (1.5V / 262 HT)with AM3 ASUS M4A78T-E 790GX motherboard and OCZ 4GB DDR3 1600. He has Xigmatek S1284 as a cpu cooler. It was having trouble at over 3.5 GHz... bsod and could fail occt & prime.
Well, the support until 2011 is pretty much just a guarantee for business users that there will be replacement parts. A workstation that's on 24/7 could just fry a CPU after all (likely because the fan died) so it's just to placate their business customers that there will be parts available. Anything new released on 775 though will simply be lower power versions of whats out now. Once LGA 1156 comes out, along with the i5s, don't expect any faster LGA 775 CPUs.
AM3 on the other hand is going to be AMDs socket for a while. Bulldozer is going to be AM3, but it is going to do away with the DDR2 controller so it won't be able to work with older AM2/AM2+ boards. I don't think AMD is in a position to put as much effort to make good on it's promise of significantly raising the IPC of the phenom (gotta put R&D into bulldozer after all), but thanks to the formation of global foundries I think they will be able to offer high-k die electric for some massively overclockable CPUs. Of course, it has to be demanded by other foundry customers too in order for it to be profitable for AMD to implement.