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AMD 1055T Hexacore VS. Intel I7 860 Quad Core?

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June 12, 2010 3:19:20 AM

Which is better?

I7 860 @ 4.0GHz with a Thermaltake Frio Overclocking cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

On an MSI GD-80 motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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1055T @ 4.0GHz with the same cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

On a Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mainly I will be using this setup for gaming ( e.g. Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2, Flight Simulator 10, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro 2033, Batman Arkham Asylum, etc.) But mainly FSX which is a more demanding CPU type of game. I'll also be gaming on a 1440 x 900 resolution if that helps any.
Thanks in advance!
June 12, 2010 3:28:43 AM

on video editing and such, the 1055 would have a clear advantage over the i7 860, but for gaming amd's hexa cores aren't very good, the lesser l3 cache per core and the fact that most games only get to use 2-3 cores, makes them penform lower than the X4s.

i'd recommend going for a X4 955 instead and OC to 4gz, the i7 will show little to no advantage on games at a considerably higher price.
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June 12, 2010 3:33:49 AM

Really? You would expect more of an edge for the higher priced I7 which actually has 4 physical processors and 4 digital through hyperthreading...
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June 12, 2010 4:14:30 AM

Thanks for the article it was a big help! Only problem is those benchmarks were achieved by a crossfire setup of two 4890's and two 4870's...my video card is going to be a single 5770 and soon to be crossfire... by the way should i keep my Crossfire IV 890FX motherboard for the 955 CPU or is there any better AM3 motherboard for the near same price?
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June 12, 2010 5:56:20 AM

asrock is from the same guys of asus btw
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June 12, 2010 5:56:39 AM

this one's good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

has usb 3.0 and SATA III, x16/x16 support and from a trusted brand also
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June 12, 2010 6:08:41 AM

You need to be comparing the 1055T to the i5-750 and the 965BE, cpus that are in its price range. There is no comparison to be made between it and any i7.

For gaming you're barking up the wrong tree. The 6 core AMD's are aimed squarely at productivity and even then have a hard time keeping up, managing to best Intel in only a handful of selected tests. For gaming purposes there is no comparison, it's a landslide in favor of Intel.
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June 12, 2010 6:51:35 AM

nah nvm your right ill go with the asrock mobo...
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June 12, 2010 6:56:25 AM

Best answer selected by juicycrapachino.
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November 7, 2010 10:30:23 AM

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