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August 13, 2010 12:03:14 AM

I was wondering if the bump to an i5 750 is worth the lost of dual 16x PCI-e lanes when compared to 955BE with dual 16x lanes

The resolution will be at 1080, and the SLI cards are 460s

I am fine with both setups but im also on a budget, and i see some games actually run better a 955 with improvement *rare*, but most are a ever so slight lost to an i5 at 1080 resolution, and at higher resolutions there is more pressure on GPU then CPU. Also i know the there is about a 2-8% lost on dual 480s when ran on 8x PCI-e connections, but the percentage drops because of the weaker 460s.

I have done a bit of research but i haven't been able to decide on which system. I like AMD, but not if it will cost me performance, and i rather not pay for i5 cuz im on a budget. i5 clocks better, and beats out all AMDs but its so crazy, like its 16 lanes, P55 mobos that will only overclock to ram 1600 when the CPU is overclocked, price, foxconn*i don't know if its still a problem*, and outrageous stuff that makes it just harder to work with when compared to 955.

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August 13, 2010 12:08:07 AM

They are like...so close to equal its not even worth considering one over the other on anything except price.
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August 13, 2010 12:14:21 AM

the drop from x16 to x8 is minimal. you are probably not even going to notice it
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August 13, 2010 1:31:29 AM

You notice no performance lose or gain from going to the i5 750, just stick with what you have. Get the 955 because it is cheaper.
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August 13, 2010 3:42:41 AM

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August 13, 2010 3:43:33 AM

Thanks guys, i guess both will would do great but since i am on a budget i'm going AMD!
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