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(ANSWERS ASAP PLEASE) Intel Core i5 750 vs. AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE

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June 16, 2010 8:19:59 PM

Hey there.
I'm trying to decide between these two CPUs.


Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm going to be using this computer for games such as Crysis, Modern Warfare 2, etc.

I know the first one is quite popular around here, but the AMD seems better to me, though I don't exactly know a lot.

Please leave me some feedback, and thank you!

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June 16, 2010 8:28:00 PM

There are enough threads already for you to refer to, with the same/similar query.. For a purely gaming build, AMD forms the popular (and also smarter) choice by platform.. If you are going the AMD route, better get the X4 955 BE and overclock..
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June 16, 2010 11:20:08 PM

If you aren't overclocking flip a coin.

If you are overclocking and using something like a 5870 or under take the 1055T (assuming you aren't going with low quality mobo/ram).

If you are overclocking and using a GPU faster than a 5870 i'd go for the 750.

OR if you're limited to under ~$300 on the GPU budget you could look into a Phenom II 955 or an i3-530 and throw a little more into GPU.
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June 18, 2010 1:40:17 PM

This depends on your budget.

Which video card are you pairing with each?

For instance if you are getting a 5850 no matter which processor, get the i5 750. But if going intel means you have to get the 5830 instead, then go with the AMD + 5850.

It's as simple as that.

However, it starts getting a bit more complicated if you throw the 1055t into the mix. Opinions start coming in a whole lot more and you have to take a lot more things into consideration.
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June 18, 2010 1:57:35 PM

Probably depends on whether or not you want to get two GFX cards to run Xfire... (SLI will require an Intel x58 based motherboard which the i5 can't run on.)

The corei5 750 is pretty fast and probably beats the phenom most of the time, that said, I don't like the LGA 1156 platform at all. Intel crippled it with only 16 PCIe 2.0 lanes for graphics.

So I would rather get an i7 930 or stick with an AMD phenom II. If you have the money for a ~$500 cpu motherboard pair, then go intel i7 930 with an x58 mobo. Otherwise get an AMD
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June 18, 2010 3:21:48 PM

If you take available data showing the performance of both brands in crossfire and you graph the delta of those results versus the clock frequency you see that on the average both brands scale almost exactly the same. Neither brand CPU is more beneficial than the other in multiple GPU situations versus single GPU setups.
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October 7, 2010 9:16:52 AM

No confusion....AMD is da way to go!!!!
u c an amd phenom II x4 965BE wud cost u less n da performance difference wont be noticeable in real time.....!!!!
plus wit amd mobo u wud be future ready unlike da intel's dat keep changin dere every nw n den.
.......i wud again reiterate dat ur GFX n mobo config. is vital to ur selection!!!!
overall amd is betr value fr money.....save ur xtra bucks fr a crossfire (or sLi)!!!!
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October 7, 2010 11:52:09 AM

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