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5850 crossfire - i5 1156 VS i7 1366

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June 2, 2010 4:04:59 AM

I see this combo suggested ALOT over the forums as the best 'bang for your buck' GPU solution. 5850 seems to be the upgrade path atm. Buy one now , another later to tide you over.

The i5 also seems to be recommended as the best price point. i7 usually only recommended for workstation type work (CAD CS etc)


So I figured Id gather the info here. :] Google dident net me much.

The $$ difference is around $250 no matter how I try to swing it (Im not a great deal hunter tho ;)  )

Wheres the bottleneck cap for these guys?

Is it neccesary to go x58 to squeeze every bit out?


pciex8x2 + i5 VS pciex16x2 + i7 ; Would these small differences make it worth while?


Or is this a big waste of time and money :]


a c 125 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 7:27:59 AM

There would be a small difference, perhaps 2-3% (the Core i7 being faster)
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a c 169 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 7:43:00 AM
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The performance difference isn't noticeable in almost every game/resolution.However in ultra high resolutions like 2560x1600 and with all eye candies enabled,1366 CF cards will perform a little better(again nothing huge)
June 2, 2010 1:28:55 PM

Ty for the info! I wish a 5850 had ended up on toms ''guide to balanced build'' article. But this is convincing enuff :] lol
June 2, 2010 1:33:37 PM

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a c 169 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 1:55:04 PM

ashkaji said:
Ty for the info! I wish a 5850 had ended up on toms ''guide to balanced build'' article. But this is convincing enuff :] lol

you are welcome :) 
!