Cannot decide between i7 920 & X6 1090T

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  1. Leopardi

    Leopardi Member Guru

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    Obviously both processor deliver more than enough for today's games. So which one here is more future proof? I mean when games start demanding 6-8 cores in near future, will i7 hyperthreading be faster than AMD's 6 real cores?
     
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  2. Corbus

    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    i thing the decision should be made between the i7 930 and the x6 1090t , the i7 930 is more potent in todays games as for the 1090t it might be better in future games that will use six cores but it's not a guarantee , i say get the i7 930/920
     
  3. Peter Buxu

    Peter Buxu Master Guru

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    well it depends for what you are going to use the CPU for.........if for example you are gonna use the AMD 6 core for this: "content creation and multi-media transcoding etc - Hilbert Hagedoorn quotation", then go for it, but if you are gonna use the CPU for gaming then go for the core i7 920........certainly the triple channel memory, Hyper threading etc will have a great effect......IN my opinion I would still go for the i7 because it has as I have said before triple channel memory configuration, Hyper Threading, a lot of room for overclocking.....so to conclude the answer to your question is Core I7 920 for sure man :D,:banana:
     
  4. naike

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    Won't matter at the moment anyway, so I would go for the AMD one for the price.
    Also probably new sockets coming soon? So future proofing is a waste?
     

  5. Liranan

    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    AM3 is here to stay, Intel are the ones who're switching to a new socket already.

    I highly recommend the X6 over Intel. Triple channel has no effect on games, neither do all those threads of the i7's. Also the X6 is cheaper, reaches 4GHz with ease and has six physical cores. Looking at Hilberts benchmarks the only CPU that soundly beats the 1090 is the 980, which costs 4x more.

    Why would you pay more or even the same for less?
     
  6. vintageone

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    It feels like the X4 955 would be a good choice with the 3.2ghz clock. It's quad-core so it doesn't have all 6 of those cores, but it looks like a good performance choice starting at 3.2ghz (+ a $170 Price tag at the moment)

    But I forget the memory it works with, it's probably not as good as the i7.
     
  7. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I'd go i7, the price between the 2 (x6 and i7) are pretty much the same. You arent saving yourself pricewise by choosing one or the other. In most gaming situations... the i7 is faster.
     
  8. Catroqui

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    Go for I7 930,better performance in games.
     
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  10. buddyfriendo

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    Go for the X6.
     

  11. Catroqui

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    I don't think that even with 6 cores the phenom will run games better then i7,clock per clock i7 is much faster,and by the time many games will support six or more the 1090t won't have enough juice to handle it.
     
  12. Copey

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    Phenoms and I7's run pretty much neck and neck in games, do people not read the reviews??

    If your playing at 800 x 600 then the I7 will win, but if you play at anything over 1280 x 1024 then the difference in performance doesnt warrant the extra cost of the intel, i vote X6.
     
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    Yes i do read reviews,and naturally anything higher than 1280x1024 they'll run neck to neck.I don't why people don't realize that the i7 is faster clock per clock and besides synthetic multi-thread benchmarks a overclocked i7 will take on a overclocked x6.
     
  14. buddyfriendo

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    Apparently they don't. I saw Guru3D's review of the X6 CPUs and at 1920 and up in games they trade blows with the i7 980x for a fraction of the cost. If the OP is looking at a purely gaming standpoint then you can't go wrong with the X6.
     
  15. Dustpuppy

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    IMO the AM3 socket is a wiser choice since Intel is finicky about these things. However, if you plan on keeping the CPU for 3+ years then go with the i7.

    Basically if you do upgrades every 4-5 years Intel CPU's have better performance & will last a little longer. However, if you're going to be upgrading your CPU every 2-3 years AMD has more stable sockets.
     

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    With minute differences, you should not really care dude but if you seriously do then I'd say have a shot at i7.
     
  17. deltatux

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    For future proofing, the 1090T because AM3 is here to stay for the foreseeable future while Intel's doing a socket change next year so it's no longer "future-proof".

    deltatux
     
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    Made my choice.. and honestly 6cores kills i7's with 4 + ht (8 virtual)

    1055T on GA-890FX-UD5 @ 4.2Ghz stable (prime+occt+linx for 48hours) (300mhz fsb x 14)

    memory 1600mhz @ cas7 cmd rate 1T
    otherwise 1600mhz @ cas 6 cmd rate 2T
    depending what im doing.

    Northbridge @ 3000Mhz
    HT @ 3000Mhz

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1227841

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  19. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Running the processor at 1.568V will definitely kill the processor quite fast as Phenom IIs aren't meant to be subjected with more than 1.45V.

    deltatux
     
  20. UZ7

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    Max I would put it would probably be 1.5~1.55v and of course under water. Now with the 1055T you're limited with the x14 multiplier so you have to OC your HT and with 1.45v they will top out around 3.8GHz~ so you'll need more to get over 4.0GHz, though with the 1090T, being that it has an unlocked multiplier can hit x21 on 1.45v for the 4.0GHz, at the same time without stressing the board and only running at 200HT. Though it is a bit high, it is a hexa core so you need juice for the extra 2 cores :D
     

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