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Phenom II X4 965 vs Core i5 760

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September 21, 2010 10:06:07 PM

Hello there,
This is just another thread about comparing CPUs. I use the computer for Gaming, multitasking, and movies. Please tell me which CPU is better.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i5 760

Some people also recommend the athlon over the phenom because they are cheaper and does the same thing. Is that true?

Thank you!

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September 21, 2010 10:28:09 PM

Hard choice, the i5 760 will be fast3er in games, both will rock though, i prefer the AMD platform and skt 1156 is dead in water with sandybridge, although not 100% sure about AM3 compatability with bulldozer, both rock though and will me more than capable..
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September 22, 2010 4:02:59 AM

It's not true that they do the same thing, as the benchmarks given to you show. It is true that the 965 is cheaper.

Whether the i760 (or i750) are worth the gaming benefits and idle power consumption depends on how important those are to you, and whether you think the price difference is worth it.
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September 22, 2010 4:53:11 AM

Either of them will be adequate for your requirements.. The LGA 1156 platform though, with its support for both SLI and Crossfire, is a more feature rich platform to choose.. Couple that with the fact that the i5 760 is architecturely faster and superior to the X4 965, your choice becomes easier.. However, if budget is an issue and going for the i5 760 means you've to compromise on the graphic card, then i'd say its not worth it.. Stick to the X4 then.. Video card is anyday a more critical gaming factor over the CPU..
October 24, 2010 6:33:25 AM

Does one OC better then the other?
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October 24, 2010 6:40:52 AM

For all practical purposes, the two can be equivalently OC'd for 24/7 use. They will retain their relative performance. At the end of the day, its the luck of the draw how far you can OC the chip you just bought.
October 24, 2010 6:43:36 AM

Both are great, its really whether or not you want to use Dual Channel or Triple Channel really. Also the lga1156 socket is dead, and I don't see the AM3 going anywhere unless they revise the x6 cores.