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Phenom ii x4 or core i5 2500 for gaming

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March 5, 2011 5:57:17 AM

hi there,i need help deciding on a cpu for my new system,my chioce is between the AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition or the intel Core i5 2500..the price here in australia is almost the same,my gpu will most likely be a 6950 2gig ATI..psu a antec true power 750 watt..please help me decide which cpu best suits my needs...thanks in advance

March 5, 2011 6:07:12 AM

Look at the prices for the motherboards.
I'd be willing to bet that even if the I5 2500 is roughly the same at the X4 975 Black... the AMD motherboards are probably cheaper.

The performance between the two is close enough that I would build two systems next to each other on paper and then go w/ the cheaper one.
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March 5, 2011 6:16:38 AM

CopaMundial said:
Look at the prices for the motherboards.
I'd be willing to bet that even if the I5 2500 is roughly the same at the X4 975 Black... the AMD motherboards are probably cheaper.

The performance between the two is close enough that I would build two systems next to each other on paper and then go w/ the cheaper one.

so you think the performance of the two is almost the same,so the cheaper price wins,makes alot of sense to me,thanks
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March 5, 2011 10:37:14 AM

aznshinobi said:
Hardly.

970 vs 2500K (no 2500 but in essense it's the same)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/186?vs=288

Owned straight up, the 970 is demolished in all benches.

now i can see what CPU i will be buying for my pc build,core i5 2500 quad,thanks for the advice
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March 5, 2011 3:59:07 PM

WR2 said:
THG article: Who's Got Game? Twelve Sub-$200 CPUs Compared
They included the Phenom II X6 1075, Phenom II X4 970 and Core i5-2400

AMD got spanked by a dual core on a few of those games. :lol: 

If I owned that company I would fire every and all engineers on the spot. It's pretty bad when your 6 core cpu gets waxed by an i3
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March 5, 2011 7:21:06 PM

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February 23, 2012 8:55:28 PM

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