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Old 15-03-10, 03:50 AM
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Quick Update on the new processors?

Also, I've been back on the times recently with computers.

are i7's the best processor out right about now? Has AMD made any sort of comeback since the C2D architecture? Do GHZ still compare between AMD and Intel like they used to? (As in, does a lower clock on AMD still equal a higher clock on an intel?)

Honestly, a quick update on the newest processors is what I really need I just have been out of the game for a bit. Also, if anyone could add a little about ATI vs. Nvidia right now that'd be cool. (I've been really out of touch)

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Old 15-03-10, 08:52 AM
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A lower clock on an intel is the same as a slightly higher clocked amd now, has been for a little while now tbh.

Its around a 2.8 core 2 quad to the 3.4 phenom II x4's in benchmark situations iirc, the difference gets larger when you take out the core 2 quad and put in an i5's and i7's.
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Old 15-03-10, 03:16 PM
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A lower clock on an intel is the same as a slightly higher clocked amd now, has been for a little while now tbh.

Its around a 2.8 core 2 quad to the 3.4 phenom II x4's in benchmark situations iirc, the difference gets larger when you take out the core 2 quad and put in an i5's and i7's.
So a 1.6GHz i7 could be equal to a 2.4GHz Phenom? Well that's backwards from what I've always known lol
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Old 15-03-10, 03:43 PM
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ATM Intel do have it tied down tbh, from budget to extreme the comparable AMD cant really touch it, for me a massive decider is the Intel based chipsets coupled with an Intel CPU clock like no ones business atm. IMHO you have a much greater choice of motherboards aswell, mobo support and looks has been a problem for amd for ages.

Ill sit up and take notice when Asus make a Rampage Extreme for an AMD socket for example, without the big manufacturers showing some real support it wont change. Intel is still the popular kid in the playground with AMD being a member of the maths club.
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Old 15-03-10, 11:52 PM
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AMD are better value for money, regards the total system , as the motherboards are cheaper and ou can get dual or tri core cpus unlocked to quad cores. Have a look at the benchmarks, the real world difference will be hard to notice unless doing very cpu intensive tasks. For gaming both will do, even c2d @ 3,5ghz is sufficient atm.
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Old 16-03-10, 04:28 PM
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Alright, that definitely helps on the processor side of things. What about between ATI and Nvidia?
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Old 17-03-10, 03:53 AM
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nvidia still kicks ATI's ass
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Old 17-03-10, 09:17 AM
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nvidia still kicks ATI's ass
Both teams have there periods of being better than the other. So you have to decide which card is best for the games you play yourself!
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Old 17-03-10, 10:18 AM
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but overall majority of games play better on nvidia cards.
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Old 17-03-10, 10:36 AM
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but overall majority of games play better on nvidia cards.
Thats kinda correct, but if I had 300 notes to spend I know that I would go straight for the HD5870, GTX285 doesn't have a chance...
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