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Phenom X6 1090T Vs i5 760

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November 15, 2010 11:55:14 PM

Hey guys,
I'm looking at building a new system similar to Tom's Hardware $1000 system, and was wondering if I should go with the i5 760 or the Phenom X6 1090T. The $2000 system used a X6, and seemed to get results, and the cost of both mobo/CPU setups is almost identical:
ASUS M4A88TD-V (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), $120 and
MD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), $230 vs...

ASUS P7P55D-E (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) $130, or ASUS P7P55D-E Pro (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-...), $180 for CF
and Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), $205

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)?

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November 16, 2010 1:47:59 AM

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.
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November 16, 2010 7:30:21 AM

This is going to depend on what you use your computer for

If its a pure gaming pc then the intel is the better choice , but the X6 will be better in multi threaded encoding and processing aps
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November 16, 2010 7:42:19 AM

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.
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November 16, 2010 2:49:37 PM

The i5 750 is the better gaming CPU...

Think of it like this, the 1090T Thuban is basically the same performance as the 955 Deneb but with two extra cores.

If you disable two cores in the 1090T Thuban and bench it against the 955 Deneb, they'll be almost on par with one-another.

So, since the i5 750 outperforms the 955 Deneb in gaming and there aren't many (if at all) games that take advantage of a 5th and 6th core, it would be best to scoop up the i5 750.

This is what i would do if i were purchasing this moment.
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November 16, 2010 3:15:43 PM

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
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December 4, 2010 1:15:04 AM

mattius92 said:
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.
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