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May 15, 2010 6:24:20 PM

ok guys i've got a i7 860 with a evga p55sli mobo, but lately i have been wating to go back to socket 1366, i like that i can use 2 video cards at 16x each on the X58. but i was also considering goint to AMD'S thuban x6 cpu. the problem is that some people say that the 860 is faster than the fastest thuban and also faster than the i7 920. however i can get a i7 930 for $199 thus making it a better choise out of the x6 amd(if the 930 is faster)

should i stay with my current setup or go to the i7 930 or is it time for AMD again? i know that with socket 1366 i can upgrade to the six core i7(but i don't think that would happen i will not spend 1k for a cpu) the other issue is intel/s endless socket upgrades.
so witch is faster my i7 860 or the i7 930? and how does amd's x6 compare to both intel cpu's?

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May 15, 2010 6:28:58 PM

Stick to your current setup, it'd be an absolute waste of money to switch from it to any other current platform if you're only gaming.

Also running crossfire/Sli on a p55 will give you no noticable reduction in fps when compared to X58.
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May 15, 2010 6:42:06 PM

ferny12345623 said:
ok guys i've got a i7 860 with a evga p55sli mobo, but lately i have been wating to go back to socket 1366, i like that i can use 2 video cards at 16x each on the X58. but i was also considering goint to AMD'S thuban x6 cpu. the problem is that some people say that the 860 is faster than the fastest thuban and also faster than the i7 920. however i can get a i7 930 for $199 thus making it a better choise out of the x6 amd(if the 930 is faster)

should i stay with my current setup or go to the i7 930 or is it time for AMD again? i know that with socket 1366 i can upgrade to the six core i7(but i don't think that would happen i will not spend 1k for a cpu) the other issue is intel/s endless socket upgrades.
so witch is faster my i7 860 or the i7 930? and how does amd's x6 compare to both intel cpu's?


I say stay with your set up as well. Changing to an AMD phenom II x6 or core i7 930 will not give you any more benefits than what you already have unless your doing something than gaming.

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May 15, 2010 6:47:06 PM

flaminggerbil said:
Stick to your current setup, it'd be an absolute waste of money to switch from it to any other current platform if you're only gaming.

Also running crossfire/Sli on a p55 will give you no noticable reduction in fps when compared to X58.


i think your right, plus the 930 is a 130w cpu, as is the pII x6. the reason i was considering going to socket 1366 is because of the upgrade path, with the p55 i only have the 870 to upgrade to. AMD will soon come out with there octo core thats why i was considering them too.
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May 15, 2010 6:50:15 PM

warmon6 said:
I say stay with your set up as well. Changing to an AMD phenom II x6 or core i7 930 will not give you any more benefits than what you already have unless your doing something than gaming.

just gaming for now. i will do autocad in the future. if i remember correct the 860 is faster than the PII x6 in gaming the only time the PII x6 wins is in rendering. based on multiple reviews.
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May 15, 2010 6:53:43 PM

Isnt intel making new sockets next year for sandy bridge? If so then definately go AMD with AM3.
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May 15, 2010 8:06:05 PM

The i7 860 is basicly the 920 made to work on the 1156 platform, and the 930 performs slightly better than the 920, but not by a great deal. Either way you would not experience any real gains in terms of fps.

If I was you I would just wait for the next generation and upgrade then. Waste of money to do it now as your setup is more than capable for the current games.
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May 15, 2010 8:56:29 PM

Autocad is not as core hungry as some other apps so your current setup is more than enough to handle it.. As mentioned above, there is no apparent difference between a 16X + 16X and a 16X + 8X setup.. But if you are so demanding also, then i think there are a few P55 boards sporting 16X + 16X.. I think the Asus maximus III formula has it..
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