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May 23, 2010 12:49:29 AM

Hello,
which one? Usage: Gaming. I want best quality/price ratio.

6GB RAM (triple channel)
i7 930
- 1300 EUR

8GB RAM (double channel)
AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
- 1050 EUR

both have a 5870 and windows 7

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May 23, 2010 12:53:26 AM

More specs?

I would choose the PIIx6. The i7 930 performs slightly better, but it's not worth the an extra $250.
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May 23, 2010 1:09:39 AM

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More specs?


Hd 5870, 8 GB RAM, Gaming as in assassins creed, conviction, etc. (so no crysis style)

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it's not worth the an extra $250.

indeed, but is double channel a bottleneck for me, cause the Motherboard is a sucky one, but with the intel version I could have tripple channel (x58)
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May 23, 2010 1:16:41 AM

A 5870 will easily be able to play Crysis maxed out at any resolution below 1080p, and can play 1080p with very high with AA turned down/off.

There is little to no noticeable performance difference between dual and triple channel. Triple channel DDR3 is usually used by people who encode with RAM intensive programs...



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May 23, 2010 1:48:48 AM

To be honest, in term of gaming and application i7 930 perform all better than x6 1055T.
Even i5 750 is slightly better than x6 1055T except a few applications that really take all 6 cores to full load.
Here's a review of Phenom II x6 1055T, there're gaming & application benchmark and etc.
http://www.techspot.com/review/269-amd-phenom2-x6-1090T...

If money is not a problem for you, i7 930 is the choice.
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May 23, 2010 7:35:46 AM

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indeed, but is double channel a bottleneck for me, cause the Motherboard is a sucky one, but with the intel version I could have tripple channel (x58)


If your primary usage is gaming, 4 GB is more than enough, no matter how sucky the board is. The memory won't be a bottleneck, in any case.
Also the games you mention do not require very high end systems. Here, even the 5870 is overkill, unless you're on 2560 X 1650 resolution or something (though even that would be very playable on mainstream cards).
So I'd say, go the AMD way.
No doubt, the Intel rig is much more powerful, so if you don't mind spending the extra cash, get that. But still, I'd save on that & get a good SSD.
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May 23, 2010 2:13:52 PM

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