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January 16, 2012 12:44:48 PM

looking into buying a new PC and found the site im going to buy off and i was looking at either the new 8 core AMD or a sandybridge i7 2600. Does anyone know which will be the faster CPU? it will mainly be for games by the way.

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January 16, 2012 12:54:11 PM

SandyBridge. Simple as that really :) 

However, if your buying the PC for gaming, don't waste the extra money on the i7-2600k, grab the i5-2500k, because it will perform exactly the same. Games don't make use of the hyper threading technology the i7 offers, and that's more or less what your paying extra for. So if its a feature you wont use, don't waste the extra money on it.

Here's a list of programs that actually make use of Hyper Threading: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=290073&mpage=1
January 16, 2012 1:01:31 PM

thanks for the advice
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January 16, 2012 1:30:09 PM

Hi :) 

One thing that advice missed out is the cost.... The Intel is a LOT more than the AMD ..so is its motherboard...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 16, 2012 2:17:21 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

One thing that advice missed out is the cost.... The Intel is a LOT more than the AMD ..so is its motherboard...

All the best Brett :) 


AM3+ motherboards aren't all that different in price to Intel Z68 boards. And the FX 8150 is priced almost exactly the same as the i7-2600k.

January 16, 2012 2:32:52 PM

UHHH what?! the 8150 being prices almost exactly the same?

i think you need to do a little more research buddy.


lol i cant believe he just said that!


so i guess the i5 is alright.. but for price/performance the 8150 is a good choice. dont listen to all the fanboy talk about intel..

think of it this way


you buy a quad core.. but new age systems are moving to 6 cores..(not so much 8 since NOTHING is running 8)

after a year or so, the 6 core becomes more optimized and better with windows 8.

are you going to buy ANOTHER motherboard and Chip?

its really up to you. intel offers a 6 core option if you want to pay 1000 dollars for it.

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January 16, 2012 5:57:25 PM

AdrianPerry said:
AM3+ motherboards aren't all that different in price to Intel Z68 boards. And the FX 8150 is priced almost exactly the same as the i7-2600k.


Hi :) 

Sorry you are wrong..my company buys a lot of motherboards from ASUS ... AMD boards are roughly half the price of that Z68 board.... and there is a large price difference on amd vs intel cpus as well...

All the best Brett :) 
January 16, 2012 7:11:23 PM

e-ninja said:
UHHH what?! the 8150 being prices almost exactly the same?

i think you need to do a little more research buddy.


lol i cant believe he just said that!.


as a general rule of thumb, AMD outdoes intel in terms of price-to-performance ratios and have generally the lower cost, whereas Intel focus on outdoing AMD in terms of actual processing power, at a cost.
Although there are exceptions, this is just the general rule of thumb.
January 16, 2012 7:22:34 PM

ChosterF said:
as a general rule of thumb, AMD outdoes intel in terms of price-to-performance ratios and have generally the lower cost, whereas Intel focus on outdoing AMD in terms of actual processing power, at a cost.
Although there are exceptions, this is just the general rule of thumb.



Sandy Bridges, particularly the i5's, are currently a glaring exception to the "general rule of thumb". The 2500K is cheaper than the 8150, and matches or even bests the AMD processor in the majority of performance benchmarks, especially gaming-specific. The 8150 wins outright in a few areas (mostly with apps that are heavily multi-threaded), but that is pretty weak, considering the 8150 is AMD's new, "flagship" chip, while the 2500K is Intel's middle of the high-end chips.

For gaming, go for the i5-2400, or go with the 2500K if you want to overclock.

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January 16, 2012 7:51:17 PM

i7-2600 by a long shot.
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January 16, 2012 7:55:55 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Sorry you are wrong..my company buys a lot of motherboards from ASUS ... AMD boards are roughly half the price of that Z68 board.... and there is a large price difference on amd vs intel cpus as well...

All the best Brett :) 

Sabertooth 990fx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Saberototh p67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 5 dollar difference, and its 15 dollars cheaper because the 8150 costs 20 bucks more than the 2500k
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January 16, 2012 8:09:57 PM

amuffin said:
Sabertooth 990fx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Saberototh p67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 5 dollar difference, and its 15 dollars cheaper because the 8150 costs 20 bucks more than the 2500k


Hi :) 

I am in the UK ... and buy from trade suppliers who are sometimes more expensive than one off deals but better discounts for bulk and a better returns procedure etc, so newegg prices are not applicable to my company.. :) 

All the best Brett :) 
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January 16, 2012 8:13:57 PM

Those were for the common person, not a company.
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