AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i7-950 @ HH

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  1. craig5320

    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE Review
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    Today AMD are launching the latest version of their X6 CPU in the form of the Phenom 2 X6 1100T Black Edition. This new CPU is the fastest 6-core AMD chip to be released and comes in at a price which is almost identical to Intels quad core i7-950. For that reason we will be putting the two head to head in order to find out which performs best in a selection of tests from Gaming to media playback and encoding.
     
  2. jandarsun8

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    I'm glad to see AMD competitive for the price at least. Better competition is a win for everyone regardless of what cpu you prefer.
     
  3. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    The Cinebanch benchmark says "Time in s" but the chart says points...

    Still some pros and cons with the two processors though. I'd imagine a 950 system would be more expensive though it would also be capable of more RAM and two graphics cards that both operate in x16.
     
  4. iPlayer

    iPlayer Filled with noobsauce

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    There's also boards, for AMD's mainstream cpus, that are capable of that and more. Although, from the tests I've seen in the past, I'd think x8 is still plenty for current day graphics cards.
     
  5. gascieus

    gascieus Under the Crimson Air

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    Good review. However, after the overclocking, maybe test the systems again with the OC'ed speed to see the difference (or lack thereof)?
     
  6. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Two thumbs up for the Gigabyte board. We use the UD7/UD9 a lot and i ran the non A UD3R in my main work system for a long time. Good boards.

    Memory wise, go with whatever you feel comfortable with as a brand, and a decent price. If that is OCZ, then yes your selection there will work great.
     
  8. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    ^^^^^

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to finally doing another full new build. Been using this 775 system for way too long already. ;)
     
  9. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    blibbax nahm8

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    $199.99?

    That's less in dollars than it costs here in pounds. FFS. Buy it :p
     
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    iPlayer Filled with noobsauce

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    Aren't the 2500k & 2600k better choices right now?
     
  12. synthesis204

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    They are much better choices, but I think his budget probably wouldn't allow for them given the current market and the fact they were JUST released.

    And psst...make sure to get H67 and not P67 (unless I mixed those up, but I don't believe I did).
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    How come? I thought the H67 added nothing for discrete card users?
     
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    iPlayer Filled with noobsauce

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    It's not really more expensive on that site. It is here where I live though, prices are almost twice as much than at Micro Center.

    From what I gather:

    H67 = No OC, but you can use the IGP.
    P67 = OC, but no IGP.

    WTF Intel?
     
  15. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Well, guys, you can continue debating the components, but, I went ahead and picked up the I7 950. I hope to begin putting the new rig together after I get home from work later tonight.

    As for the IGP, I really have no real reason, IMHO, to bother with that. At least not at this time.
     

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