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August 13, 2011 9:48:56 PM

which would be better for video rendering/video editing?

Looking to spend $225 or less for mobo + cpu

ASUS P8H61-M LE CSM REV3 Intel 6 Series Board and Intel Core i3-2120 3.30 GHz Dual Core Processor Bundle http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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Asus M4A88T-V EVO USB3 Motherboard and AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core CPU Bundle http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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Approximate Purchase Date: (this weekend (or next week))

Budget Range: <$800. After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet/bittorrent, rendering/editing video, photo editing, burning media, playing dvd/cd, skype, games

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, speakers)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg.com, amazon, tigerdirect)

Country of Origin: (USA)

Parts Preferences: Less expensive highest quality

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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August 13, 2011 9:54:23 PM

hey how much ram would you be putting into your pc as that will also give quite a contribution to the speed especially for video rendering etc. from experience i know the amd 955 is an excellent choice due to the fact you said you will be overclocking. not to sure about the i3 though hope this helps?
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August 13, 2011 10:27:13 PM

Simple question, is the 955 a processor that can beat an unclockable I3 2100? When will AMD release a processor that is beyond minor tease factor.
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August 14, 2011 1:16:59 AM

If you're not planning on a future CPU upgrade, I would get the 955; I'd rather have four real threads, especially for your applications. The two trade back and forth though: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=289
August 14, 2011 2:30:41 AM

jtt283: that is a helluva link! Would you happen to have an opinion on the two mobo?
August 14, 2011 9:21:05 PM

955 because video rendering/editing would involve more cores and even with that great intel architecture, you can't beat the lacking of two cores :) 
August 14, 2011 9:25:42 PM

Mobo is good, though I don't think you'll need the integrated graphics. You could save 10 to 20 bucks and opt out for a cheaper one if you would like.
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August 14, 2011 9:26:04 PM

sarinaide said:
Simple question, is the 955 a processor that can beat an unclockable I3 2100? When will AMD release a processor that is beyond minor tease factor.


Are you crazy?

The 13 cannot be unlocked.

@OP

If your going for a Phenom II 955, get a AM3+ Mobo, so you can upgrade to a Zambezi later on.
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August 15, 2011 6:26:34 AM

Not yet, but anyways it is a better budgetary option than the 955 and probably performs better than the 955, then you factor in that in 2 years when DC reashes its end, you can throw in a cheaper then 2500/2600k which will more than certainly be better than anything the other team will have out.

Right now AMD are teasing the market with promising technology, but are delivering substandard CPU's in comparison to the corporate cash cow called Intel. I for one hope the APU's reach a acceptable performance level as it is a facinating piece of technology.
August 15, 2011 12:47:46 PM

I was able to get a Sandy bridge i5 2500K by basically cutting out a graphics card completely, and hoping the hd 3000 is adequate for editing/visuals (I can always add a card later...) It does seem obvious that the intel SHOULD outperform the amd. I realize that I asked about an i3 originally, but I cheated!
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August 15, 2011 12:55:21 PM

An I5 2500k on HD3000 must be horrible, but if you can add a card later, then you have pretty much got the cream of the crop.
August 15, 2011 3:10:47 PM

Well...it was explained to me this way:

"'Quick Sync'. It's what makes the HD 3000 shine with video editing...that and you can actually over clock the HD 3000 graphics..."

I guess I will see!
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August 15, 2011 3:42:02 PM

king of rock said:
Well...it was explained to me this way:

"'Quick Sync'. It's what makes the HD 3000 shine with video editing...that and you can actually over clock the HD 3000 graphics..."

I guess I will see!


You will most likely find that it will be sufficient enough, but intel integrated Graphics is nothing to the AMD equivilant.

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August 15, 2011 3:43:28 PM

sarinaide said:
Not yet, but anyways it is a better budgetary option than the 955 and probably performs better than the 955, then you factor in that in 2 years when DC reashes its end, you can throw in a cheaper then 2500/2600k which will more than certainly be better than anything the other team will have out.

Right now AMD are teasing the market with promising technology, but are delivering substandard CPU's in comparison to the corporate cash cow called Intel. I for one hope the APU's reach a acceptable performance level as it is a facinating piece of technology.


No.

The i3 will never be able to be unlocked as it only has two physical cores on the chip.
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August 15, 2011 3:55:15 PM

yummerzzz said:
No.

The i3 will never be able to be unlocked as it only has two physical cores on the chip.


I am pretty sure we were talking about overclocked chips and not core unlocking, and the "locked" was in reference to the core multipliers. Sure the existing Sandy Bridge I 3 doesn't have an overclockable version, but surely that will have to change.
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August 15, 2011 3:56:58 PM

sarinaide said:
Simple question, is the 955 a processor that can beat an unclockable I3 2100? When will AMD release a processor that is beyond minor tease factor.

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August 15, 2011 3:58:18 PM




Well the 955 can overclock while the 2100 can't?
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August 15, 2011 4:05:32 PM

That's not the point, you said "Unlockable" i3, not a "Overclockable" i3, also, the First gen i3's were overclockable, the Sandy Bridge i3's are not.They have locked multipliers though they can me overclocked marginally by increasing the BLCK.An i3 will still beat a Phenom II 955 when it is overclocked to 3.8Ghz.The i3-2100 will NEVER be have an unlocked multiplier.
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