I5 2300 vs 1090t

So yeah..
the title pretty much explains it;
i5 2300 vs 1090t.
i've been planning on building a new computer and so far i've just been looking at the 1090T becaust i thought a hex-core would be great.
But after looking trough some benchmarks it turns out the i5 2300 peforms equal in applications and just runs circles around it in games..
The i5 is on sale for 163 in the shop im looking at while the 1090t will cost me 178.
Im really doubting right now
i'll be mainly using my computer for making music (FL Studio), Video editting (Premiere pro and After Effects), photo editting (Photoshop) and gaming.
i'll be putting in either a gtx 460 with the i5 or a 6850 with the 1090.

Im really stuck on this one..
Please help me out! :(
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  1. thanks for the quick reply(as always on this forum)

    No, i didn't know that..
    but 3,9 seems pretty nice to me?
    if i get the instructions on what to tweak i'll be able to do it..
    i understand a BE will be easier.

    Yes they do have p67 boards.
    Do you have any advice on that too?
    The ASrock extreme 3 seemed the perfect board for me,
    not too expensive and it had USB 3.0, Sata 6g/b and Crossfire..

    i'd like those features on a board, but if i'll be having to stick in an USB 3.0 PCI card than its okay aswell..
    and instead of Crossfire i'd be needing SLI for the gtx 460
  2. I'd go Sandy Bridge personally, and if you're editing with Adobe Premiere CS5, I'd look at getting a 2GB version of the GTX 460 so you can kick some Mercury CUDA butt.

    The 6850 is probably a better gaming card though (or get a 2GB GTX 560 for the best of both worlds).

    If you can get a P67 board now, double-check what the retailer and/or Asrock are doing about the recall - Asus and Gigabyte are saying feel free to buy a board now and RMA it later on when the chipset is fixed and shipping.

    You don't want to be one of the unlucky few who gets hit with the SATA II problem, especially as I imagine doing video editing you will be using the defective SATA II ports.

    Oh, and as a clarification, being able to set the turbo to 3.9GHz is nice, but that's not a permanent overclock, that's just a manual tweak to the turbo feature. The K chips aren't much more expensive, so if you want to amp up an already fast processor grab a K.
  3. that helps alot
    the 2500k would be 199
    which is on the high end of my budget
    especially since the motherboard would probibly also be more expensive.
    (The extreme 3 isn't for 1155 socket?)

    i wonder why a quad can completely beat a hex-core?


    i understand the turbo part now, havn't been thinking about it.

    It all looks nice but im on a budget. It would be max 750 EURO for me.
    I got about 400, 450 if really necessary to spend on motherboard graphics card and CPU..

    as you can see in my post the 2300 would be 166 and the 2500k would be 199..

    but if have to believe those benchmarks, the 1090T will be sufficient for most things (Yes i do use 3DS Max a lot) + the motherboard will be cheaper..

    why would you guys still pick the i5?
  4. Dnhilos said:
    that helps alot
    the 2500k would be 199
    which is on the high end of my budget
    especially since the motherboard would probibly also be more expensive.
    (The extreme 3 isn't for 1155 socket?)

    i wonder why a quad can completely beat a hex-core?


    i understand the turbo part now, havn't been thinking about it.

    It all looks nice but im on a budget. It would be max 750 EURO for me.
    I got about 400, 450 if really necessary to spend on motherboard graphics card and CPU..

    as you can see in my post the 2300 would be 166 and the 2500k would be 199..


    There are far more things to consider in a processor than just core count, just because one processor has more cores doesn't mean it'll perform better. Sandy Bridge(the architecture behind the 2300/2500) is superior to K10(found in AMDs Phenom, Athlon II, and Phenom II lines). I would expect something released last month, to out perform processors released in 2009.
  5. what about the socket?
    will it be future proof or will i have to change motherboard when i wanna buy a new processor in the future (5 years)
  6. You always have to buy a new motherboard. Intel do change sockets more than AMD, but even then you won't get full performance, or differing architecture on the same socket renders older boards useless.
  7. so,
    you'd recommend the i5 all the way?
  8. Got a 1055t at 4.1Ghz (1.45v 293*14) and a 6850 (XFX Dual Fan) 925/1150 and it performs Very nicely. Also, my SSD doesn't hurt:)

    I'd recommend that you go with the AMD 6 core if you'll be doing a LOT of video manipulation. Otherwise, you will get some additional fps in your games with the i5, but honestly I doubt you'll actually be able to "see" difference. I'm getting 60-135 fps with 4x AA at 1080p and the 1055t/6850, obviously this card also supports Eyefinity, so I've got it on three monitors. You could always drop that in an i5 rig though too. Either way you go, the biggest difference I think you'll see in daily use is going to come from the addition of a solid state drive for windows and your program files. Those are highly recommended :D
  9. masterofevil22 said:
    Got a 1055t at 4.1Ghz (1.45v 293*14) and a 6850 (XFX Dual Fan) 925/1150 and it performs Very nicely. Also, my SSD doesn't hurt:)

    I'd recommend that you go with the AMD 6 core if you'll be doing a LOT of video manipulation. Otherwise, you will get some additional fps in your games with the i5, but honestly I doubt you'll actually be able to "see" difference. I'm getting 60-135 fps with 4x AA at 1080p and the 1055t/6850, obviously this card also supports Eyefinity, so I've got it on three monitors. You could always drop that in an i5 rig though too. Either way you go, the biggest difference I think you'll see in daily use is going to come from the addition of a solid state drive for windows and your program files. Those are highly recommended :D


    He's planning on using the system for music, video and photo editing as well as gaming. And saying you get "60-135fps with 4x AA at 1080p" doesn't really mean anything as I get 150-200fps with 8x AA and 4x AF at 1080p with an i7 870 and GTX460. Sounds impressive, huh? You failed to mention what exact game(s) you're getting those framerates in though. In my case, it's WoW. In this case, an i5 2500K can be rather easily overclocked to 4.5ghz and a GTX460 can easily be overclocked to 850/1700/2000 and overall will provide a better gaming experience as most games don't use more than 2-4 threads anyways. Also, using Adobe Premiere CS5, he can make use of CUDA on a GTX460.
  10. Quote:
    In video editing such as photoshop the X6. No way the 2300 would beat it in video editing especially CS5 where the converting is 5 layers. Don't know what benchmarks you saw but if its the CS4 ones then it should be ignored. There's a huge difference and improvement for machines with a lot of cores.


    CS5 also supports CUDA....which would give him a massive performance boost compared to CPU dependence.
  11. thats a lot of interesting stuff
    but guys
    im on a budget here..
    750 bucks Max
    i understand a quadro card and some xeon processor would be the best for me but i simply can't afford that right now and its not necessary as im only 17 years old and studying on video editting. Ofcourse later when i get a job as edittor I will get something kick ass but right now this is an upgrade over my 6 year old AMD Athlon 3000+ desktop and my amd turion M520 laptop.
    The 2500k for a total system with 8 gb of ram would come at 800 wich is my very limit, the 1090T would be 710.
    i've decided going for the 460 rather than the 6850 since its better for CS5.
  12. its still 100 more and ..
    correct me if im wrong here
    but i can pump the 1090t up quite some Ghz and it will beat the 2500 there..
    If i have to believe the charts than the 1090t has better CPU points for the money, but i have to believe you guys, the 1090t aint worth it?
  13. thats probibly going to be my best call yes..
    Thanks all
  14. even the 756version?
  15. The CUDA performance between the 768mb and 1GB versions is the same
  16. Okay thanks,
    So what'd be a nice mboard for it?
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