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Intel Core i7 and AMD Phenom ii x6

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June 29, 2010 6:57:54 PM


I am planning on building my own desktop and I am trying to decide which processor to go with. I have come down to AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX and Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930. i7 is a quad core but it also has hyperthreading (which i've been told each hyperthreaded core is equivalent to 1.5 cores). I am planning to use this as my main computer and I do a lot of processor heavy applications (video encoding, gaming every once in a while, virtual machines, etc.). I multitask a lot too. Which processor should I go with?

-Thanks in Advance

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June 29, 2010 8:18:48 PM

If you are doing encoding and all that go with i7-930 but if you are really multitasking, like HARDCORE multitasking, go with the x6, just over clock it. Overall go with the i7, but what is your budget?
June 29, 2010 8:22:56 PM

I would go AMD its cheaper so you could get more ram for your vm's and a better graphic card for gaming. ALSO amd is easier to upgrade to bulldozer.