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Which system is better for gaming?

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February 17, 2011 5:57:47 PM

Hello,

I am after some advice as to which system would be better for gaming: i5 760 with gtx 460 1gig Asus P7P55 LX mobo or a AMD x6 1055T with a 6870 1 gig Asus M4A87TD USB3 mobo? The rest of the spec is pretty much the same.

Thanks in advance

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February 17, 2011 6:09:41 PM

In games the 760 beats the piss out of the 1055 (or any AMD).
February 17, 2011 6:52:57 PM

Don't listen to him. The only time Intel is that far ahead is at 800x600. When you get to ACTUAL GAMEPLAY RESOLUTIONS LIKE 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, you see VERY LITTLE DIFFERENCE because once you hit 60fps your eyes can't see anymore.

You moreso want to spend on the GPU. What resolution monitor will you use?

If it's higher than 1280x1024, either system will be MORE THAN FINE. The Intel may have 120fps vs. 100fps for the AMD, and if you go to TomZ own benchmarks you'll see what I mean.
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February 17, 2011 7:05:05 PM

Thanks for the replies. So are you saying that the graphics cards are not going to be more of a factor when choosing a system than the cpu? I thought the graphics card made more impact when gaming than the cpu?

Thanks
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February 17, 2011 7:54:12 PM



... and a PhII 955 Black


edit:


that should be an HD 6950 2GB (with a dual BIOS - which IIRC is reference design)
February 18, 2011 3:03:41 PM

Thanks for the info but again people seem to be overlooking the graphics cards in the two set ups I mentioned initially. Surely they play a bigger role than the cpu.
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February 18, 2011 6:21:54 PM

Puritan said:
Thanks for the info but again people seem to be overlooking the graphics cards in the two set ups I mentioned initially. Surely they play a bigger role than the cpu.


Ding! Ding! Ding!

Not sure if your rigs are OEMs or build-your-own but 'un-lockable' HD 6950s are now below $250 after rebate.

The Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X is $84 after rebate and opens a future CrossFire - but you lose your USB3/SATA 6Gb/s. Not a biggie because you may always add a controller card when you can afford the peripherals - LOL
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February 18, 2011 7:43:52 PM

Easy answer.

If you can find SB, go for it. If not.

1- i5-750
2- GTX 560Ti
3- ASUS P7P55 LX
February 20, 2011 12:16:26 AM

BaronMatrix said:
Don't listen to him. The only time Intel is that far ahead is at 800x600. When you get to ACTUAL GAMEPLAY RESOLUTIONS LIKE 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, you see VERY LITTLE DIFFERENCE because once you hit 60fps your eyes can't see anymore.

You moreso want to spend on the GPU. What resolution monitor will you use?

If it's higher than 1280x1024, either system will be MORE THAN FINE. The Intel may have 120fps vs. 100fps for the AMD, and if you go to TomZ own benchmarks you'll see what I mean.

If you get a 120hz monitor, you can see past 60fps. Twice as smooth to be exact (120/60 = 2). Just thought I'd add that.
February 21, 2011 4:34:54 PM

Common sense says that 3 years down the line you might actually need that extra CPU power and dadiggle is yet again a retard.
February 21, 2011 6:31:08 PM

Common sense says that 3 years down the line any current gen hardware will be dwarfed by requirements and available hardware.

I think what would be more useful from OP is information on 1. what Hardware you have 2. What hardware you want to change 3. What budget you have.

Then we could suggest what would best improve system performance.
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