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AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i7-950

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November 30, 2010 6:54:26 PM

Forgetting cost benefit analysis and all of that stuff, I am wondering if I will really see much of a performance jump (mostly gaming, say in graphics intensive games at max settings such as Crysis/Crysis Wars/(Crysis 2 - In the future), and maybe some video editing) between these two CPUs.

Current Build:
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Gskill 4 GB DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Asus M4A79XTD-EVO Mobo
XFX ATI 5850

Build in question:
Intel Core i7-950
Same Ram/Running dual channel instead of triple
ASUS P6X58D-E Mobo
Same GPU

I have always done AMD builds in the past, but I am currently interested in trying out an Intel one.

Edit: Fixed Mobo typo
November 30, 2010 8:18:03 PM

i7's do outperform the AMD x6's but you could just buy a board that's got a spare psi-e slot for another ATI :)  now that's power...
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