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May 12, 2010 9:59:49 AM

What processor is best for games? Amd Phenom 11 X4 955 or Intel I5 650

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May 12, 2010 10:19:54 AM

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 would be a faster processor for most games, however for older games and a few other games which aren't multi-threaded the Intel Core i5 650 would probably be faster.
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May 12, 2010 10:37:16 AM

I personally thinkg 955 will be much better then i5 in gaming. I5 offers more threads which could be usefull in programing video editing but not in gaming. So therefore 955 all the way :) 
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May 12, 2010 10:43:21 AM

Personally I would go for Phenom II X4 955.
What is the rest of your selected components? If you let us know we can offer you more advice to balance out the components for your budget so no part will bottleneck the others.
Most important information will be the monitor resolution you are going to play at.
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May 12, 2010 7:11:15 PM

You should be comparing the similarly priced i5-750 to the Phenom II.

The i5 dual cores are a waste of space/money.
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May 12, 2010 7:28:10 PM

The PII 955 for sure. It also will allow you to run a top of the line video card without being the bottlenecked.

zipzoom: Do you ever contribute or do you just try to talk down to people?
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May 12, 2010 8:03:21 PM

if you are into overclocking i suggest the i5 750 but otherwise go with the phenom II :) 
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May 12, 2010 8:42:41 PM

raun, you can skip over this.

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Yes that's why I have 9 badges, because I never contribute, people who don't like me just seem to pick me for "the best answer" for some strange reason, maybe because they think my avatar is cute. I dunno.

He's telling the poster that the dual core i5-650 has more threads than the X4 955. I replied, "How does i5-650 offer more threads?" LOL "It's a dual core processor"!

How is that talking down to somebody? It's sarcasm maybe. But if you can't handle that then I don't know what to tell ya.

I'm not always right either, were all human. But some of the ignorance around here is silly. Like every day someone writes a 300 word post to ask what cpu their motherboard supports. I mean your already on the internet, why not go Asus website and look for yourself, it would be quicker. That's just one example so it does tend to get annoying, I try to either make sarcastic humor or ignore it altogether. Maybe I should start just ignoring it all together. lol


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How exactly does i5-650 offer more threads?? LOL

It's a dual core processor!!

Hmm… No input on what the op asked.
Most of the threads I go to I see you comment something rude for no reason.
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Seriously......you never thought to go to ASUS website and look?? LOL

I often wonder how some people make it through life.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/281960-28-getting-des...
You said that directly to the op who was asking for help when he even said that he was trying to help his friend out.

You sound like a child trying to show how much you know by saying derogatory things to people. Grow up.
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May 12, 2010 8:51:29 PM

The i5 dual cores are rather useless.

They cost more and are outprefromed by the i5-750, a i5 Quad Core.

at OP;

Go with the i5 750 fro now, as it is faster and has a higher OC headroom .

Or you could wait for AMDs new Zosma X4 960T.

(Even thou Zosma still gest raped by the i5)
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May 12, 2010 8:56:14 PM

Woah, Nice OC on that 955.

(Even though it still gets ownd by a i5-750, both at stock, and even more so once OC;d)
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May 12, 2010 8:57:48 PM

X4 955 FTW!
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May 12, 2010 9:01:10 PM

The i5-750 was not one of the listed choices.
As the current balanced gaming build article and its predecessors clearly show, with few exceptions even a minimal CPU by today's standards is able to support pretty much any game if the GPU is strong enough. So, look at total cost, including the entire platform price (i.e. mobo and RAM) and go with the cheapest option consistent with quality parts (e.g. just say no to Jetway); but consider whether you may ever want multiple GPUs when you pick a mobo so you get enough PCI Express slots.
Less expensive options, such as an Athlon II X3, may work out just as well for you.
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May 12, 2010 9:06:00 PM

^ A lot of games like BC2 or GTA IV or SC2 all would get held back by a 955.
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May 12, 2010 9:06:33 PM

builderbobftw said:
^ A lot of games like BC2 or GTA IV or SC2 all would get held back by a 955.


What do you mean by "held back"?
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May 12, 2010 9:07:28 PM

Pro Llama said:
The PII 955 for sure. It also will allow you to run a top of the line video card without being the bottlenecked.

zipzoom: Do you ever contribute or do you just try to talk down to people?


Actually zipzoomfly contributes quite a bit. And his advise is usually pretty solid.

To the OP:

I have to agree that you're comparing the wrong two processors. The PII 955 should be matched up against the i5-750. Both are Quad Core processors, and are more evenly matched. PII 955 can offer a less expensive over all system, but the i5-750 will ultimately be the winner of the two. I did a lot of reading and researching when I built my latest system and those were the two CPUs I pit against one another. :) 

The i5-750 seems to OverClock very readily as well, which is great if you want to go that way. Ultimately though, the Intel CPUs produce better results at lower clock speeds. So don't let straight "Ghz" sway your decision.
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May 12, 2010 9:08:12 PM

diet_pepsi said:
What do you mean by "held back"?


Bottleneck?
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May 12, 2010 9:13:47 PM

I understand the definition, but how many fps and on what setup? That was a blanket statement that I'm not sure applies to all situations.
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May 12, 2010 9:17:34 PM

builderbobftw said:
Bottleneck?


Never mind -- I understand the context of your comment now.
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May 12, 2010 9:21:54 PM

I like my i7 a lot, but AMD's Bulldozer sounds F'n sweet and they claim will be AM3+ compatible. Get a good mobo and you Athlon and upgrade later. Intel is horrible for sticking with a socket type.
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May 12, 2010 9:52:16 PM

AMD has been just as bad in the past for those of us with short memories.

and LGA 775? 5+ Sweet years baby, and still kicking AMDs arse.
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May 12, 2010 11:33:09 PM

^ :lol:  It always amuses me when people complain about how AMD is "ALWAYS" upgradable. Hell the C2D/C2Qs are still dominating the Phenom Is :lol:  .

Anyways:
@Pro Llama: You seriously don't get sarcasm do you? Also, there are just WAYY too many people who just fail at basic trouble shooting,etc. It gets rather annoying sometimes. AND helloshayan did make a rather incorrect posting so zip was right in fixing/loling at it.

@OP: Get the X4 955.
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May 12, 2010 11:48:12 PM

Of the listed choices, I'd also choose the X4 955BE.
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May 13, 2010 12:07:43 AM

Shadow703793 said:
^ :lol:  It always amuses me when people complain about how AMD is "ALWAYS" upgradable. Hell the C2D/C2Qs are still dominating the Phenom Is :lol:  .

Anyways:
@Pro Llama: You seriously don't get sarcasm do you? Also, there are just WAYY too many people who just fail at basic trouble shooting,etc. It gets rather annoying sometimes. AND helloshayan did make a rather incorrect posting so zip was right in fixing/loling at it.

@OP: Get the X4 955.


Yeh.

Socket 462-754-939-AM2-AM2+ much?

Loads of socket chages in only a few years.

Talk about "Historic backwards compatibility"

And my LGA 775 Q9550 at 4.0+ (Hopefully) Will praobly stand up nicely to the Thuban Hex core in gaming...
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May 13, 2010 8:42:36 PM

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Yes that's why I have 9 badges, because I never contribute, people who don't like me just seem to pick me for "the best answer" for some strange reason, maybe because they think my avatar is cute. I dunno.

Ok so you care how to get more badges and not how to help some people.
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May 13, 2010 9:09:34 PM

^ Actually if Zippy was a bit nicer to the n00bs, he might have 20 badges by now :kaola: 
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May 13, 2010 10:11:54 PM

builderbobftw said:
The noob deserves no mercy.


Lol...

Zip is a little harsh and up front at times, but he doesn't directly insult people.
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May 13, 2010 10:13:46 PM

Why did you get a 4890 and a 4870 in CFX?

The 4890 becoems a 4870 right?
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May 13, 2010 11:43:48 PM

The 4890 was on sale and only $15 more. I've had the 4870 for a while (got it back when they were $250).

I did a bunch of tests and found that I don't gain any FPS when I overclock the 4890 to any mhz above the 4870's.

I do however feel its a little faster than 4870X2 after looking at benchmarks.

Another plus is my games that don't support crossfire get a nice little boost, especially with the 4890 OCed.

I bought it planning to get a 2nd 4890 to replace the 4870, and still do. Once my buddy saves up enough cash to buy my 4870 from me hehe.
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May 13, 2010 11:53:17 PM

I would just say that, sometimes questions are posted to ask for some verification. People may think they know, but aren't sure. If we can help them out, everyone is happy. That is what the forum is here for.

That being said, let's try and relax a little and stay on topic.
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May 14, 2010 12:18:48 AM

Anyway, I think the OP has gone elsewhere... I wonder what he have chosen after all.
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