I plan to overclock either, but not hugely (still on a midrange air cooler). So...which do you think would perform better for gaming and a bit of other work (burning/ripping DVDs, bit of music work, etc)?
I5 760 will be the better gaming CPU. Ripping and burning DVDs is going to be an issue for the drive, won't matter what CPU you have. (16x is 16x, whether you have a fast dual core a hex core.) Not sure what "bit of music" means, so I'll stand by the i5 760 choice.
if you want the X6, and plan to overclock, get the 1075t. It overclocks like a dream, with 4.3-4.5GHz on air cooling reported. (while the 1090t seems to stop at 4.0-4.1 without resorting to other issues)
the 1075 is a little cheaper than the 1090t, as well
Black Edition CPUs for what I know arent very good Overclockers, most Black Edition CPUS are pretty much maxed out. Though if you went a little lower you should be able to get a good OCer.
Now the i5-750 (not the 760) is a good OCer, I have heard of them getting around 3.8GHz on them.
But what I do when I really want to know which CPU is better, I check the Passmark CPU benchmarks
Now the Phenom x6 1090T has a bench of 6058, which is pretty good, only i7s are better.
The i5-760 has a bench of 4553.
Now with that in mind I say the AMD cpu is more powerful, it is 6-cores vs 4. However an Intel is well an Intel.
So its mainly up to you.
That's quite an erroneous statement and is also an unfair assertion. When comparing the 1090t to the 1055t, which came out at the same time, the former definitely has been shown to overclock better. This is the same for every Black Edition AMD cpu of the Phenom II series. Now if you were to say that because the 1075t is a newer version of the Thuban series, it seems to overclock better than the 1090t of older design. Your assertion would be like saying that the X4 940 is poor at overclocking compared to the X4 945 overclocks the same or slightly higher, then asserting that BE cpus are poor overclockers.