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Core i7 920 or amd phenom II X4 955 for gaming?

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September 18, 2009 9:33:17 AM

Hey all.I want to upgrade my PC for gaming.When it comes to cpu,I dont know if I have to buy a core i7 920 or phenom 2 x4 955.For sure,the price is really important for me.is there a huge difference between these cpu's?i know that the mainboard that supports i7 is much more expensive than the one which supports amd too.so is amd a better choice?are they almost equal in gaming performance or there is a huge difference?I really need your help
September 18, 2009 9:38:28 AM

As far as gaming goes they are even, they are both fast and terrific overclockers and they both work well with high end graphics cards. Personally i prefer the 955 because it makes more sense financially . you will never use the i7 to its true potential unless you do high end multi tasking and cpu intensive tasks and even then the 955 can hold its own quite easily
September 18, 2009 9:44:39 AM

what he said :) 
just get a good graphic card as well thats where gaming counts
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September 18, 2009 10:52:37 AM

pick the Phenom II 955, especially since the price is important to you
September 18, 2009 12:14:38 PM

core i5 is good too but all the i5 needs is a good cooler like hyper 212+
September 18, 2009 12:25:26 PM

ubernoobie said:
core i5 is good too but all the i5 needs is a good cooler like hyper 212+


Not really...

But I agree that Phenom II X4 955 makes more sense financially than Core i7 920. You really wouldn't need that much power in gaming anyway.
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