AMD 8150 or i7 2600k

Next on my list is a i7 2600k or AMD 8150

I really like AMD and its great OC friendly

What do you all think ?

I only put voting options for OC amd/i7 for those that have it already and are experiencing it
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  1. amd 8150 doesnt even come close to the 2600k do not buy amd they are ***
  2. If you're focus is gaming then the AMD is the wrong choice, heck even the 2500K kills the AMD in gaming.
  3. No 2500K to choose??

    2500K beats a 8150 like a red headed stepchild with 2 broken legs.
  4. Yep. Definitely a 2600k, and unless you just need the hyperthreading, the 2500k is an excellent choice as well.
  5. 2500k
  6. I voted for i7-2600k - should have been OC - why wouldn't you?
    I was a huge AMD fan before core2 came out. Since then AMD just has not competed in the desktop cpu market.
    -Bruce
  7. Well the 2600k or 2500k every knows are just about the best overclocking processors ever made, but even at stock speeds they still trounce anything by AMD. So the overclocked option on the list is kind of redundant for the 2600k.
  8. Read the Toms articles on each.
    For gaming there the FX CPUs are doing better with various updates, but game performance does not improve much above the FX4100.
    At the moment the I5 2400 outperforms AMD for gaming and most other applications.

    OTOH many games are GPU driven so research frame rates with FX 8150 if you want to support AMD.
    For many games it will not matter and OC the FX series makes many people happy.

    In both strictly perfocategoriesagories, performance frame rates and performance per dollar the I7 chips are just "better".
    The I7 2500K is the gaming chip.
    Ivy Bridge may or may not change recommendations, you might want to wait for reviews.
  9. jitpublisher said:
    Well the 2600k or 2500k every knows are just about the best overclocking processors ever made, but even at stock speeds they still trounce anything by AMD. So the overclocked option on the list is kind of redundant for the 2600k.



    Redundant or not. I put it out there for a better answer. Remember
    I was having fun with the poll. But yes, LOL I realize now that I wont be
    getting an AMD on the next shopping spree.
  10. There ya go angleness

    cuz it sounds like i should go with 2500k i7
  11. Just to be clear i5-2500k i7-2600k.
    -Bruce
  12. i7
  13. AMD, I dont have an Intel board!
  14. The i7-2600k I have OC'ed to 4.4GHz runs like a dream.
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