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I7 or 955 BE

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February 20, 2010 4:30:20 PM

I do 3d animations, renderings, and a multitude of other multimedia projects.
I have done my homework on the 920 i7 and 955 BE, but i have not gotten the chance to test these components out first hand.

so, does anyone have any suggestions/opinions on which processor i should choose?

note: This computer WILL NOT be for gaming, this is strictly for animation and rendering.

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February 20, 2010 4:34:09 PM

The i7 is clearly better for professional work.
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February 20, 2010 4:39:25 PM

The core i7 920 is better at multitasking, partly because it has hyperthreading. If you have the budget for the ci7 920 then go for it.
Also with a ci7 920 you'll be going with triple channel memory
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February 20, 2010 4:47:27 PM

I'm not an expert, but if money is not a problem I'd say the 920 will be a win for you.
Try tom's CPU charts, for example the 3ds max one which shows a 12% advantage for the i7 over the phenomII at stock. I like AMD, but I'll have to recommend intel for this sort of stuff until maybe the hexacores come out.
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February 20, 2010 5:02:07 PM

Rustyy117 said:
The core i7 920 is better at multitasking, partly because it has hyperthreading. If you have the budget for the ci7 920 then go for it.
Also with a ci7 920 you'll be going with triple channel memory

Im not certain, but i have heard ppl having trouble with rendering being slower because of HT. again, idk if this is true or not.
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February 20, 2010 5:12:02 PM

I7 walks all over Phenom II and even shows good gain compared to the I5 with mental ray rendering in 3ds max, simply due to hyperthreading.
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February 20, 2010 7:18:21 PM

loneninja said:
I7 walks all over Phenom II and even shows good gain compared to the I5 with mental ray rendering in 3ds max, simply due to hyperthreading.

Ah, i must have viewed a bad source of info. thank you for your comment :) 
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