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August 16, 2011 12:24:52 AM

I want to build a good gaming rig under £1,000

Which GPU is better for gaming and video editing (rendering)

1090t or 1100t or 1055t or i5 2500k

I will be overclocking my cpu if that helps :) 

Thanks

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August 16, 2011 12:47:34 AM

If your rendering as well then the 2600k is your best bet,
And they are cpu's, not gpu's :-p
Moto
August 16, 2011 12:52:24 AM

aha opps ;P
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August 16, 2011 1:06:01 AM

Out of those 4, there really is no comparison. Intel has the more powerful CPUs. There is a flaw in your list though. You're listing Thuban Phenom II X6's when the Deneb Phenom II X4's are better at gaming because they only have 4 cores dipping into the cache instead of 6. The X6 is a productivity CPU, the X4 is the gaming CPU. Right now, I'd wait to see what Zambezi says about the whole situation. It should be only about a month away now. :sol: 
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August 16, 2011 4:59:33 AM

You obviously missed the part where op says he renders/edits, hence my recommending the 2600k over the 2500k
Moto
August 16, 2011 12:25:12 PM

I guess that AMD will be always definitely WINNER
cause my 250 has already won a PE6300
just like their previous generation parents,
like SP 2500+ won a Celeron 300,
and A64 3200+ won a Pentium 3.6g(note this guy also won an XE 3.73 when only SLIGHTLY overclocked)
and Ax2 3600+ won a Pentium x2 D 950.......
and the war is going on,
and amd is the last WINNER!
GO GO AMD!!!
August 16, 2011 12:46:06 PM

snmmsn said:
I guess that AMD will be always definitely WINNER
cause my 250 has already won a PE6300
just like their previous generation parents,
like SP 2500+ won a Celeron 300,
and A64 3200+ won a Pentium 3.6g(note this guy also won an XE 3.73 when only SLIGHTLY overclocked)
and Ax2 3600+ won a Pentium x2 D 950.......
and the war is going on,
and amd is the last WINNER!
GO GO AMD!!!


What just happened here.....?
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August 16, 2011 1:50:02 PM

Much as I love AMD there is little reason to buy an AMD CPU at the moment for gaming as the Pentium GXX are better than the Athlons at a similar price the i3 is better than any AMD CPU at a similar price to a 955BE and a 2500K is as good or better than anything else for sale. The 2600K is better for rendering though if you can fit it in your budget.
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August 16, 2011 6:06:39 PM

+1 I am also an AMD builder and if I said get any current amd chip over the Intel 2500k right now, I'd be making myself into a fanboy, and thats one thing I'm not
ignore the terrible grammar of snmmsn (Palindromic fail btw :p ) those chips may have beaten the others, but this is 2011 and we are dealing with current tech, not wistful memories or blind ignorance,
if you are building it right now, its an Intel and the 2600k is the better option for your editing work, although the 2500k will not struggle hehe
Moto
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August 16, 2011 6:36:19 PM

snmmsn said:
I guess that AMD will be always definitely WINNER
cause my 250 has already won a PE6300
just like their previous generation parents,
like SP 2500+ won a Celeron 300,
and A64 3200+ won a Pentium 3.6g(note this guy also won an XE 3.73 when only SLIGHTLY overclocked)
and Ax2 3600+ won a Pentium x2 D 950.......
and the war is going on,
and amd is the last WINNER!
GO GO AMD!!!



Hot cup of fail
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August 16, 2011 9:01:26 PM

snmmsn said:
I guess that AMD will be always definitely WINNER
cause my 250 has already won a PE6300
just like their previous generation parents,
like SP 2500+ won a Celeron 300,
and A64 3200+ won a Pentium 3.6g(note this guy also won an XE 3.73 when only SLIGHTLY overclocked)
and Ax2 3600+ won a Pentium x2 D 950.......
and the war is going on,
and amd is the last WINNER!
GO GO AMD!!!


Yeah sure, until to start looking at benchmarks from mid 2006 until now. Since the Core 2 Duo came out, Intel CPUs have been the reigning champ.

AMD had their limelight from 2003 until mid 2006. It more or less began with the Barton core Athlon XP CPU; if I remember correctly. And it more or less ended with the Windsor core Athlon 64 X2 series in mid 2006 before Intel's Core 2 Duo was released.
August 17, 2011 2:00:01 PM

snmmsn said:
I guess that AMD will be always definitely WINNER
cause my 250 has already won a PE6300
just like their previous generation parents,
like SP 2500+ won a Celeron 300,
and A64 3200+ won a Pentium 3.6g(note this guy also won an XE 3.73 when only SLIGHTLY overclocked)
and Ax2 3600+ won a Pentium x2 D 950.......
and the war is going on,
and amd is the last WINNER!
GO GO AMD!!!


:pt1cable:  :lol:  :whistle:  :whistle:  :lol:  :pt1cable: 

Yeah, as in AMD total FAIL since Core2 came out. Maybe they were the winner in, oh, 2005?

An overclocked i5-2500k blows away an 1100t on pretty much every benchmark imaginable, not even a close contest. And a dual core i3-2100 is comparable to a Phenom II X4 955. Are you like stuck in 2004 or something? I can only hope bulldozer is somewhat competitive so that the cpu prices come down in general.

So to answer the OP's question, i5-2500k, overclocked. I'd get a Z68 board so you can use the cpu Quicksync transcoding, but be aware that the Lucid technology has been having some issues with switching back and forth between a discrete gpu and cpu transcoding. Ram is ultra cheap, and the speed makes no appreciable difference, so if you have the choice between 8GB of 1600 or 16GB of 1333, I'd go with the 16GB. Unless you are definitely overclocking, in which case start at 1600.
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August 17, 2011 3:02:50 PM

I am pretty sure a stock 2500k will blow away the X 6 1100T, and the i3 matches the X 4 pretty much up to the 965/970 as a dual core.

On power AMD cannot come close, on innovation, AMD have got some interesting products out or on the pipeline.
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