Neither is better, they are both one of the most evenly matched comparisons out there. What are you using it for? i7 is technically better for gaming, 1090T is better for video editing. The reason i say technically is that VERY few games will get above 60 fps with a i7, and below 60 fps with a 1090T, as its mostly about the video card and they are both so strong. The I7 will get more overclocking performance (depends), but the 1090T has a viable upgrade path to bulldozer. Different task=different winner. Personnally, non fanboismly, i think the 1090T is MARGINALLY better, im talking like 55%-45%. It comes down to what you are doing, if you upgrade, and if you overclock.