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Stock Processor - No Overclocking - Which good CPU i7 930 or Phenom X6

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April 30, 2010 1:38:22 PM

Hi. I am not into overclocking (though want to get into it). I have tried several places but all gaming cpu reviews take overclocking into consideration.

The following processors are the ones I can afford and I do not overclock.

Which processor is better:
1)Core i7 930 2.8 GHz
2)Phenom X6 3.2 Ghz

Also I want a good all round system as it will run 24/7 etc and gaming, I am so confused. Help plz.

I would not mind any other processor, your recommendations are welcom.

More about : stock processor overclocking good cpu 930 phenom

a b 4 Gaming
April 30, 2010 2:01:02 PM

If your main purpose is gaming and basic stuff like internet browsing watching movies and office, then just get a Phenom ii x4. There are some deals that put the x6 at about the same price as a 965, so if you find one, go ahead and grab it.

Bench's put the x6 slightly ahead of the i7-930 in productivity, but pretty low in gaming bench's.

Either way, the x6 beats an i7-930 hands down.
a b 4 Gaming
April 30, 2010 2:04:26 PM

Oh about the 24/7 thing. Intel's run cooler and use less power, but if you're doing this for cost savings purpose it's not worth it. Power use difference only comes out to a couple bucks a year.

On the other hand if you ran a server farm with thousands of processors, at full load, 24/7 365....then it makes a big difference.