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

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

    So Sandy Bridge isn't in your line up then?
  2. Still don't know if the Sandy Bridge is better than the i7 950.
  3. h3llkill3r said:
    Still don't know if the Sandy Bridge is better than the i7 950.


    I would say SB effectively smokes the i7 950. ;)

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-2600K+%40+3.40GHz
  4. Unless you are planning to run more than 2 graphics cards in the future the new 2500K is the processor to get for gaming.
  5. 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
  6. Asus p8p67 Pro/Evo
    i7 2600k
    2x4gig

    What parts do you have so far, where are you buying from and whats your budget?
  7. 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.
  8. 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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