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Is a 1100t really better for gaming than a 2500k?

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January 25, 2012 9:01:28 PM

I have just sold my fx-8150 to get a 1100t which I intend to overclock heavily.
If this does not perform as well as I expected then I was going to switch to intel 2500k
However despite being told a million times that the i5's would nail any amd chip
I saw this comparison.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288
which is not overclocked at all!
is the 1100t going to be my best bet?
bear in mind that I already have an am3+ motherboard and
Bare in mind I want this entirely for gaming at 1920x1080 with a sapphire 6970

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January 25, 2012 9:06:29 PM

Never mind, I entered the search in wrong into andand,
Please close this post Tomshardware and sorry for wasting forum space with my sillyness :(  feel very very stupid right now haha!
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January 25, 2012 11:16:40 PM

The 1100t is still a decent choice since you already have an amd system though not much different performance-wise than what you already had. OC it and go.
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January 26, 2012 7:43:28 AM

Yeah I have seen that at standard clocks the 1100 almost performs aswell as the 8150 in gaming and surpasses it in others. So I figure if I overclock it to around say 4ghz then I should be laughing.
I have seen a really good deal on a 2500k with a motherboard and arctic cooler on ebay though...
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January 26, 2012 8:03:27 AM

no the 1100t is not better than 2500k, 1100t has 6 cores and 2500k can beat it easily with it's 4 cores.
I agree that 1100t can max any game but not with good frame rates i recomment to get 2500k.mine using sli gtx 580 with 2500k performance 97% as 2600k. happy performance.
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January 26, 2012 8:28:44 AM

Yes, the i5-K is better.

Is it enough better to make it worth giving up your AMD motherboard? No.

Your CPU only needs to be good enough to keep your graphics card fed.

Overclocked, all three CPU's are.
January 26, 2012 8:38:23 AM

I can max any game that I have chucked at my rig so far and I have never had a problem with frame rates. The only real issue I have had is with skyrim. But I know other people with 8150's who dont have issues.
The reason I am moving to the 1100t from the 8150 is because it was the cpu I wanted originally but none were available and I bought my amd-fx for a steal (actually just sold it for more than I bought it for!)
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January 26, 2012 10:47:03 AM

dacca said:
I can max any game that I have chucked at my rig so far and I have never had a problem with frame rates. The only real issue I have had is with skyrim. But I know other people with 8150's who dont have issues.


According to Toms Skyrim runs better on current gen Intel CPUs compared to AMD CPUs.
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January 26, 2012 11:13:33 AM

The i5 is significantly better.
January 26, 2012 12:22:30 PM

xtreme5 said:
no the 1100t is not better than 2500k, 1100t has 6 cores and 2500k can beat it easily with it's 4 cores.
I agree that 1100t can max any game but not with good frame rates i recomment to get 2500k.mine using sli gtx 580 with 2500k performance 97% as 2600k. happy performance.


Ummmmm at 1980x1200 there is less than 3 frames differance in almost every game because you dont need a i5 or i7 to game well. if you overclock to 4ghz also it should give you those 3 frames if you want them. ;) 
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January 26, 2012 2:40:27 PM

^^ Not always. I've seen benchmark results with 20+ frame differences between a 1100t and i5. Now granted, while those games are still over 60 FPS, it clearly shows the 1100t is a weaker CPU, and will be obsolete a lot sooner.
January 26, 2012 2:58:11 PM

The i5 is not significantly better. 15 frames is not worth 300 dollars+ a new motherboard. Don't eat that up. The Phenom 2 980 BE and 1100t are both great and only a tiny bit difference. The only time the i5 is better is if you are building a new rig completely. It can't justify 5=6hundred dollars, because it's simply not crushing the phenom, it only has a bit better frame rate.

I can run Skyrim max on a FX-4100 plus SLi GTX 560's at 45-50 frames. Intel is good but they don't crush AMD like some say they do >_>
January 26, 2012 3:05:31 PM

see now this is where I am confused! alot of people are saying this, I was running skyrim earlier but in a lot of areas I get severe lag and around 9fps. Bare in mind I was running a 8150@4.1ghz and a 6970. I tried with my new 1100t and getting similar results. Yet on all other games I absolutely storm them!
January 26, 2012 3:14:23 PM

if you are running other games fine, its skyrim, buying an i5 wouldn't help at all, skyrim is a poorly optimized game also. try updating your drivers or try running it at stock clock.
January 26, 2012 3:24:14 PM

tried all these things, whats really annoying is that it was running fine until I updated it. I tried reverting to version 1.0 but ever since that update no matter what I do it just wont run with good fps anymore
January 26, 2012 3:26:09 PM

dunno. how much ram do you have?
January 26, 2012 3:32:23 PM

8gb ddr3, was going to upgrade to 16 but I havent encountered anything in day to day use that uses more than 6.5 so thought I would stick with 8.
750watt xfx core edition psu
gigabyte 990fxa-ud7
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January 27, 2012 12:04:53 AM

Sticking with 8 is a good idea imo. I see the same lag increase in skyrim with the update so its not you or your system. I recall something about enabling large memory for people with more than 2 or4gb but never persued it because the lag period is brief for me.
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January 27, 2012 1:34:19 AM

skyrim low fps because of the game
January 27, 2012 7:21:01 AM

its a shame because I love this game! I have solved it to some extent now, overclocked to 4ghz and it seems to have made a big difference.
I'm still seeing lag at certain points.
going back to my original topic, in a hypothetical situation, say games came out right now that utilized 6 cores completely, would the 1100t surpass the 2500k overnight?
bear in mind this is a completely hypothetical question!
January 27, 2012 10:21:37 AM

There is a beta(not official release yet but sources say it's mainly stable) patch you can download and install that I have read greatly increases cpu efficiency, and from what I read increases are very significant on amd cpus as well. Google skyrim 1.4 beta for more info.
January 27, 2012 10:25:45 AM

my fingers are crossed and I will have a look now, although im sure steam will just be nice and ask me if I want to keep the game up to date
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