OK I have builds in mind (I can only do one but im looking for what might be the better deal ish) (This is my second Build)
Lets Start with Uses: HGU (Heavy-Game-Use), Video Editing/Encoding, Burning DVDs (maybe BDs), Casual Internet, and Music Listening/TS3 (Usually some at the same time). I like both companys (tend to lean a small bit twards Intel but it doesnt make a big diffrence) and Either way ill be getting an ATI 5870.
Im wanting to see if the i7-950 would be better than the Phenom II X6 1090T, Tom's Charts (Chart) show the 950 out does the 1090 in almost all areas by just a bit. BUT also it says the 950 is running @ 4C/8T w/1066 and the 1090 @ 6C w/1333...
So the 950 is hyperthreading (corrct?) w/ a bit slower ram and the 1090 isn't hyperthreading (which it can do- correct?) w/ a bit faster ram. BUT if it did hyperthread it would be @ 6C/12T... am I wrong in thinking this?
HERE is the Full comparison --->(HERE)
There REALLY close in price ish... i7 = $1,462.92 BEFORE BD burner (havent decided if I want 1 yet), 1090T = $1,479.91 W/ BD Burner
You would have to consider the price of the entire system, not just the CPU. So draw up a full list, compare the two and decide which better fits your budget. The i7 will outperform the Phenom in the majority of applications, especially encoding, but then again Intel-based builds are usually more expensive.
And no, AMD chips do not support hyperthreading, so you only get 6 threads with the Phenom II X6.
Hyper-Threading is not of much significance considering gaming and majority of other applications.. So lets just count it out.. The i7 950 with 4 cores still betters out the X6 1090T which has 6 cores by the virtue of being based on a better (and faster) architecture.. The X58 platform does fetch you the advantage of higher RAM count (if you can use it to your advantage) and video card flexibility by providing both SLI and Crossfire compatibility.. So overall, if you can afford the i7 950 build, surely go for it.. Both are even when considered solely for single card or crossfire gaming rig (advantage Intel when building a SLI based rig).. Considering you've a 1500$ budget, i'll suggest a config similar to the following -
I think ill go with the i7, after the charts and help.
Thanks for the site, I definatly saved that ite for future help, and imma agre with the dentist...lol
Yeah I "built" both and the price is only about 100 or 200 diffrence and for a better system im willing to put a bit more in it, thanks for the info on hyperthreading
thx bro ill look into that system, tho im think later imma cross-fire with another 5870.
Yeah i build my Core2 Quad a little bit before i7 and its about almost 2 year ish i think, but I just want something new and to give thisPC to my GF so we dont have fight to play Mass Effect, Dragon Age, SC2, BC2, ect lol