guy i want to know which processor to pick? my current configuration is Quad core Q9300 2.5Ghz and im planning to upgrade my pc with medium spec im confused between AMD hexacore and the new intel 2500k?
which one is better for me?
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the chart didnt give me clear view with new CPU because depend on the hardware spec also.
I wouldn't overclock by more than 300MHz on a stock cooler.
To be honest, I've never used a stock cooler before other than in my 1st PC which i bought rather than built myself back in the late 1990's.
My advice is to buy a CPU heatsink that is compatible with both socket 775 and 1155, that way when you decide to upgrade to a Sandy Bridge CPU, you can use the same heatsink. Or if you decide overclocking does not give you the performance boost you are looking for.
For Intel 2600K vs. AMD Phenom X6 1100T BE, is there a noticible difference for video editing on Cyberlink Power Director only? I know Intel is better for games, but what if only do video editing beyond average daily tasks? 2600K has 4 cores/hyperthreading, while 1100T BE has 6 cores - do they get closer on performance on video editing?
Thanks but to my question, how much of a real difference are we talking about between the i-2600K and the Phenom II X6 1100 in time to complete the task. Intel definitely is faster - we all know that. But does this benchmark speed translate into something meaningful in terms of how much longer does it take to complete the same task on the 2 different processors? So I'll pose this real world task: how long will it take to encode a 1 hour MPEG-2 video using each of the 2 processors on the CPU only (no hardware accelerations on either a discrete GPU or Quick Sync)?
The benchmark answers you question, in case you hadn't realised, you can select different CPU's to compare, so the answer has been in front of you for a month, but since you need everything laid out for you like a baby, here you are.
Well I won't be rude - but the question posed was how long it takes to encode a 1 hour MPEG-2 video on each of the processors on Cyberlink Power Director. I didn't see that anywhere in the anandtech benchmarks which I did compare. But perhaps since you are so brilliant you can answer that.