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I5 2500k vs Phenom II x6 1090T

Why is the i5 so much better?

3.3 ghz vs 3.2 ghz

both have turbo boost

4 cores vs 6 cores

256 kb L2 cache per core vs 512 kb L2 cache per core

both have L3 smart cache of 6 mb

AMD:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334811

Intel:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
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  1. it's all depend on using !
    i5 is betterr for Game is Yes (since many game support 2Core ) but ... for enconding / transconding 1090T more better
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    henydiah said:
    it's all depend on using !
    i5 is betterr for Game is Yes (since many game support 2Core ) but ... for enconding / transconding 1090T more better


    Not quite. I will even up it to the 1100T:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/x86-core-performance-comparison/compare,2761.html?prod%5B5031%5D=on&prod%5B5040%5D=on

    In single core performance, a 2500K is much better than a 1100T. A 1100T compares to about a Core 2 Quad.

    In some multithreaded applications the 1100T should take a lead because of the extra two cores but then again since its a Deneb core with two extra cores, the front end has to stretch the resources from 4 cores to 6 cores.

    As to why its better? It overclocks better, performs better in the majority of applications most end users will use and the socket, LGA1155, will support Ivy Bridge where as AM3 will not support Bulldozer, only AM3+.
  3. jimmysmitty said:
    As to why its better? It overclocks better, performs better in the majority of applications most end users will use and the socket, LGA1155, will support Ivy Bridge where as AM3 will not support Bulldozer, only AM3+.


    did you mean 1100 use Am3+ will faster than i5 2500K .. ?
  4. henydiah said:
    did you mean 1100 use Am3+ will faster than i5 2500K .. ?


    No. Bulldozer will not work on AM3.

    A 1100T wont be faster than a 2500K except in higly threaded applications that use more than 4 cores.
  5. I'd see the OC headroom giving the edge to the i5-2500k even in some 6-core scenarios.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-sandy-bridge-review/1
  6. BD will work on AM3 motherboards, Asus have confirmed this.
  7. +1 to das-stig, and are you sure 1155 will support Ivy Bridge ?
  8. Uther39 said:
    +1 to das-stig, and are you sure 1155 will support Ivy Bridge ?

    apparently from all the info available now, yes
    and the i5 2500k is a better choice as the i5 is that much better than the x6 even having 2 less cores make up the performance, it will even leave the x6 behind after being overclocked
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