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I7 950 or AMD Phenom II x6 1055T/1090T for an AMD 6970 VGA

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January 10, 2011 5:17:33 PM

I will be getting a new pc with the XFX or Powercolor 6970 but don't know what to get as a cpu. I was looking at the AMD Phenom II x6 1055T/1090T and the i7 950, but i'm still unsure. I will be using the pc mainly for gaming so i need high performance. What do you suggest? AMD Phenom II x6 1055T/1090T or i7 950 or any other one?
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January 10, 2011 5:43:03 PM

You waiting for the price drops, that could help you decide.

So Sandy Bridge isn't in your line up then?
January 10, 2011 5:51:56 PM

Still don't know if the Sandy Bridge is better than the i7 950.
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January 10, 2011 6:03:16 PM

Unless you are planning to run more than 2 graphics cards in the future the new 2500K is the processor to get for gaming.
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January 10, 2011 6:06:37 PM

yea.. sandy bridge kinda ran out of gum so had one alternative action in its arsenal

its owning eveything and at a decent price, amd is gonna have to drop prices to remain relevant in this thing. I'm expecting to see 20-40 bucks per processor across the board for amd
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January 10, 2011 9:14:41 PM

Asus p8p67 Pro/Evo
i7 2600k
2x4gig

What parts do you have so far, where are you buying from and whats your budget?
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January 11, 2011 12:10:18 AM

If gaming is the biggest usage, the Sandy Bridge is very attractive .... tho less so the higher the amount of money you spend on twin GFX cards. The x8 x 8 limitation is non existent at say the 470 GTX / 68xx level but can get noticeable from there on up. If you running any intensive programs which benefit from the extra bandwidth of 1366, I'd suggest otherwise.

I only would use AMD CPU's in a < $1k build.
January 11, 2011 2:32:35 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
If gaming is the biggest usage, the Sandy Bridge is very attractive .... tho less so the higher the amount of money you spend on twin GFX cards. The x8 x 8 limitation is non existent at say the 470 GTX / 68xx level but can get noticeable from there on up. If you running any intensive programs which benefit from the extra bandwidth of 1366, I'd suggest otherwise.

I only would use AMD CPU's in a < $1k build.



Well I will be using the pc mainly for gaming and autocad+photoshop.
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