I need to know, I beleive I am in the final stage of building, before, I had only previously considered AMD,but is intel's Intel® Core™ i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache) better than [== Six Core ==] AMD Phenom™ II X6 1090T Black Edition Six-Core CPU or is there a Quad -that is faster,
I have a theory but I'm not sure.Does having more cores drop the speed per core,making it slower,or is it a big improvement. Would the [== Six Core ==] AMD Phenom™ II X6 1090T Black Edition Six-Core CPU handle Hosting a skype call of six people,playing crysis on MAX(GTX 480),and have a web browser with 5 tabs of streaming video. Which is best for gaming?
IMO - The 1090T doesn't have enough apps or games that utilize the extra cores efficiently and combined with the superior architecture of the i7 makes the i7 the winner. Also remember that the 1090T only enters turbo mode on 3 of the cores if the other 3 are idle. Use all 6 cores and you are at stock speed on them.
Ok so the AMD is not really a gaming CPU (not yet that is). Most games aren't not even close to being able to utilize all six cores, and there is the problem. Yes there is a turbo mode for 3 cores, but i have seen many posts about it running turbo on all six. The draw back is that it will not run the 1090T at the claimed turbo mode Ghz on all six, only the 3. I personally have the 1055T and plan to clock it at 3.8Ghz, so why not save yourself a $100 and OC that baby.
Intel is far ahead in the gaming department. A I5-760 (not to mention the 7 series) will destroy the 1090T, yes you can overclock both to 4Ghz fairly easily. So IMO if you want to go AMD i'd go w/ the 1055T overclocked and enjoy the $200 6 core. If your looking for gaming go with the I5-760 or I7-920. Hope this helped a little.
Hm,that reply was fast ^.^
I know this isn't the right place to ask, but it's better than opening another post to ask a simple question, Which is the best RAM type? As in, the biggest difference in between jumps,especially with the i7 950.
This is the Mobo,running with a GTX 480
MSI X58 PRO-E
You need to research the mobo and see what it supports. Buying ram that will run at 1600 will do you no good if your mobo only supports 1333. Check the ram timing, size (Gb's), whether it supports DDR3, and if your going to OC it maybe look into one with heat sinks.
Another thought is why buy the I7-950, when you can buy the I7-920 and OC to the same speed. The I7's are great for OC, just make sure you have a decent CPU cooler.