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 02/20/2010 03:51 PM
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I want to build a amazing system which i can use mostly for gaming and i was wondering if AMD is better or Intel for a gaming rig?
 02/20/2010 05:01 PM
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Any CPU with 2 cores and 3.0+GHz CPU will be the best for gaming AMD and intel@3.0GHz will have the same performance in gaming, no games use more than 2 cores but AMD is the better bang for the buck when it comes to gaming.
 02/20/2010 08:46 PM
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Ive heard mixed things about different CPU's and ive heard in graphics that the Intel is better but in gaming and Gpu performance that AMD is better. Which one would be the best performance in game and GPU performance? Because i thought the Graphics cards today use the CPU to generate performance in games? How much of a difference is there in the 920 intel and the 965 amd? Isnt the top AMD cpu better then the lowest I7?
 02/20/2010 10:21 PM
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1. There are games like GTAIV and Dragons Age Origins that bully any/all dual cores so i'd hit an AthlonII X3 as an entry level gaming chip minimum hehe
Data which includes a 'top class' E8xxx dual core IMO it makes perfect sense to have playable frames for *any* game when i fork out for a gaming rig - non multi core and multi core optimised hehe Even Left for Dead 2 performs better with > 2 cores


2. Planet's fastest GPU : cpu scaling with i7/PhenomII
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For the most part PhenomII architecture picks up after 2.6-2.8 ghz in most games
3. The best hardware for gaming is still the GPU with the most teeth for your desired gaming resolution/settings and of course budget Hit em where it counts

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 02/20/2010 11:11 PM
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thx batuchka
been looking for a comparison like that for some time heres another one concerning cpu bottlenecking with 2x5870 compared to 1 http://www.xbitlabs.com/articl...u-scaling_8.html#sect2

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 02/20/2010 11:25 PM
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depends on your budget really but i think its a bit silly to ask for advice on intel cpu's on an AMD forum.. personally and unbias if you have it in your budget the i5 750 would be best or the i7 860 but in reality the ACTUAL gains of these cpu's over any high clocked athlon2/ phenom 2 is marginal and imo saving the money on platform cost with AMD and spending the money on better long term items such as case/psu and a better graphics card is a much better investment.. people always say things like.. "oh i want to spend a lod now on a decent machine so i dont need to update for like 5 years" imo this philisophy is a BS waste of time as most things are obsolete in a year or two. if you want a good gaming machine i would say buy a phenom 2 955 (C3) with some good cooling get a good psu case mobo and 58xx ati card clock the cpu to 3.8 and it will eat every game you like alive unless you REALLY want to play crysis maxxed out on 5760 x 3600 res. i think this is good sound advice

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 02/21/2010 12:35 AM
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Originally posted by: slaveondope

thx batuchka

been looking for a comparison like that for some time heres another one concerning cpu bottlenecking with 2x5870 compared to 1 http://www.xbitlabs.com/articl...u-scaling_8.html#sect2


You are welcomed Thank you as well for that HD 5870CF article - even in that one P2X4 OCed looks decent for 1920 x 1200 and even better i suspect if data was available for 2560 x 1600 hehe but dun think anyone planning for HD 5870CF would have $$ as an issue lol

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 02/21/2010 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by: Death9000

depends on your budget really but i think its a bit silly to ask for advice on intel cpu's on an AMD forum.. personally and unbias if you have it in your budget the i5 750 would be best or the i7 860 but in reality the ACTUAL gains of these cpu's over any high clocked athlon2/ phenom 2 is marginal and imo saving the money on platform cost with AMD and spending the money on better long term items such as case/psu and a better graphics card is a much better investment.. people always say things like.. "oh i want to spend a lod now on a decent machine so i dont need to update for like 5 years" imo this philisophy is a BS waste of time as most things are obsolete in a year or two. if you want a good gaming machine i would say buy a phenom 2 955 (C3) with some good cooling get a good psu case mobo and 58xx ati card clock the cpu to 3.8 and it will eat every game you like alive unless you REALLY want to play crysis maxxed out on 5760 x 3600 res. i think this is good sound advice


Ya 100% agree and then there are these staunch advocates for USB/SATA 3 i mean helooo are there devices, etc that make these tech anywhere near mainstream zzz

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 03/03/2010 03:21 AM
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Summed up go, for AMD phenom II 965 C3, good ati radeon gpu 5770 or 5850 or 59xx, cool looking case like what???? its your choice, good overclockable with ACC pcb, and ready to empty your wallet around $1000+ buck. hehehe...

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