Closed Solved

I7 950 3.06GHz or AMD Phenom II X6

Hey guys, I have been doing research all day and it seems everyone is on either side of this. Someone please give me a direct answer to start my computer build!

$1200 budget

NOT for gaming

NO overclocking

Strictly for running multiple OS's for penetration testing, program applications

thanks for the input!

-Adam
10 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about 06ghz phenom
  1. Best answer
    I'm amd fan but an I7 950 beats a stock x6 in most apps. X6 if you need the extra cores for like virtual machines.
  2. I would go for the i7 950, virtualization will let you fill it up to the full potential making the best use of hyperthreading, make sure you have a nice fast drive to give it the data it needs but i would definitely take a 950 over a Phenom II x6.
  3. Yeah, the whole point of me building this machine for the virtual machines so I can practice penetrating them. It seems I have two different opinions here?
  4. If you can wait untill April then go for the i7 2600K. If not go with the i7 950.
  5. the I7 950 can be had for about 200 at the microcenter. Is that better over the x6?
  6. abit2theright said:
    the I7 950 can be had for about 200 at the microcenter. Is that better over the x6?



    Look at the benchmarks by Psycho. i7 destroys the x6.
  7. anort3 said:
    Look at the benchmarks by Psycho. i7 destroys the x6.


    I'm interested in how you guys draw this conclusion. Please enlighten me. I'm serious.

    Show me .... over-whelming destruction ... as it relates to VMWare thread scheduling in those Anand benchies. Show us that so-called 'dominance' in x264, Cinebench, Vegas, etc. You know, those highly parallel applications that are far more representative of the operation of VMWare (in which the OP is interested).

    Sorry. I'm not seeing it, and suspect you guys don't really know. This smacks of bad advice and obfuscation, and simply Intel-trolling. Not a surprise.



    Destroys? :lol: Thank you. Please try again.

    Maybe you could post a mobo/cpu/ram combo (don't forget the ECC RAMs)? And then you could explain how VMWare thread-scheduling performs on actual cores as opposed to hyper-threads.

    Good luck with that.
  8. Best answer selected by abit2theright.
  9. This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Intel i7 AMD Phenom Product