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Amd Vs i7-960

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March 9, 2011 8:16:27 PM

Is there any amd out there that will preform close to this cpu in games 1920x1080p or above.

I know that no amd compares to the 2500k but there has to be a amd that compares to the i7-960

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March 9, 2011 8:29:32 PM

Wait for bulldozer!
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March 9, 2011 9:58:55 PM

Bulldozer is a good option...

In gaming, the X4 955/965 will be comparable in gaming only performance. It is the rest of the system you'll see a difference with the i7 960. The benefit with going with the X4 955 & ASRock 870 Extreme, is they will match or be close in performance for the cost of the Intel CPU alone. You can use the money saved on going DDR3 tripple channel & X58 MOBO to upgrade other components (if need be or pocket the cash :)  ).
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March 9, 2011 11:45:36 PM

There is no AMD processor that comes close to performing as fast as the i7-960 although the yet to be released Bulldozer may do so. However if you are only using your computer for games then you will not notice much difference between the AMD Phenom and the i7. Save your money and buy an AMD processor and spend the difference on a better graphics card. That combination give you the best frame rate for the buck.
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March 10, 2011 12:18:30 AM

if you really wnat to go amd, wait for am3+ motherboards to come out, then you atleast have an upgrade path. am3 is a dead end.
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March 28, 2011 3:34:49 AM

Best answer selected by cia24.
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