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July 26, 2012 3:13:11 AM

I am trying to decide between two cpu's:

This one: Intel
and this one: AMD

My current motherboard only supports an intel socket, if the AMD cpu is better what would be an equivilant of this processor

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July 26, 2012 3:22:27 AM

For almost everything, the 3570K is better (and by a lot). The 8150 would only be better in a few highly threaded uses (video encoding, for example).

Seeing as you already have a LGA 1155 board, the 3570K is the way to go. Absolutely no reason to go with the 8150 in that situation.
July 26, 2012 3:24:13 AM

Go with the intel for sure, it saves you having to get a new motherboard and very few games actually use eight cores to my knowledge. (I assume you plan on gaming with this level of hardware.)
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July 26, 2012 3:30:32 AM

a no brainer simply because you have a Z77 motherboard get the i5.

too bad, i was looking forward to another flame filled troll thread. . . .
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July 26, 2012 3:54:31 AM

ha, well from my experience and many others... People that get AMD eventually move to Intel anyways. Once you move to intel.... you never go back.

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July 26, 2012 4:04:57 AM
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AMD does not have an equivalent CPU. Their current generation more or less competes against Intel's Core 2 Duo / Quad CPUs rather than the Core i3/i5/i7 series. There are some specific applications where an AMD can perform just as well as (or maybe slightly better) an Intel CPU, but overall AMD CPUs are 2 or 3generations behind Intel CPUs in terms of overall performance.
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July 26, 2012 6:11:35 AM

Good to see the good ol Q9650 is still doing well :) 
July 26, 2012 9:00:56 AM

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July 26, 2012 11:00:07 AM

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