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December 15, 2011 11:00:22 PM

Hello,
Which is better? AMD Phenom iiX4 980 or the Intel E8400?

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December 16, 2011 12:11:57 AM

Phenom II 980 especially OCed wipes the floor with a C2DUO even if it is Oced to 4ghz.
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December 16, 2011 12:28:56 AM

That's kind of an unfair match up. The X4 980 is better, but it should be since it's clocked almost 25% faster. If you use the anandtech link above and compare the Phenom chip to an E8600 instead (which is still slower) the situation is completetly reversed and the E8600 is the obvious choice.
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December 16, 2011 12:34:03 AM

87ninefiveone said:
That's kind of an unfair match up. The X4 980 is better, but it should be since it's clocked almost 25% faster. If you use the anandtech link above and compare the Phenom chip to an E8600 instead (which is still slower) the situation is completetly reversed and the E8600 is the obvious choice.

Both E8xxx CPU's mentioned are great dual core CPU's but I would still consider the 980 the better choice looking at the benchmarks http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/54?vs=362
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December 16, 2011 12:42:59 AM

4x 3.7 vs 2x 3.0 is a no contest.

I say this as clock for clock the core 2 isn't ahead by much, then you factor in the 700mhz and the 2 additional cores it really is a no brainer.
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December 16, 2011 4:24:26 AM

Than that Phenom II 980 is better an AMD 960T. A quad core with unlock capabilities in six core and with small TDP 95w.
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December 16, 2011 5:33:13 AM

ph ii x4 980 be is better.
better multitasker with 4 cores.
better overclocker.
much wider motherboard platform support - am3, am3+ etc.
right now, top of the line deneb cpu.
it'll get even better with an aftermarket cooler and one of the new motherboards with 970/990x/990fx chipsets.
only 960T can outdo it by unlocking 6 cores as it is die harvested from x6 cpus.
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December 16, 2011 7:29:27 AM

de5_Roy said:
ph ii x4 980 be is better.
better multitasker with 4 cores.
better overclocker.
much wider motherboard platform support - am3, am3+ etc.
right now, top of the line deneb cpu.
it'll get even better with an aftermarket cooler and one of the new motherboards with 970/990x/990fx chipsets.
only 960T can outdo it by unlocking 6 cores as it is die harvested from x6 cpus.



980 is the best thing AMD has going in the CPU department if you can get a quad to 4 ghz for less than $150 you have enough cpu to game at full resolution.
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