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Originally Posted by mi1ezNo 965 in the benchmarks?
Originally Posted by Jipa. Then again, a quad-core Phenom at 4 GHz isn't particularly sluggish and will sere any gamer just fine.
Originally Posted by ulfartheoretically, wouldn't it be better to get the intel anyway? i understand what you guys are saying with the oc and whatnot. but i keep thinking, if they are similar at price and have similar performance (at standard), why not go for the option that allows you to get a performance boost in the future (oc when the situatuion calls for it, let's say when your rig is getting "old"). that would keep you from thinking 'bout an upgrade a little while longer. why not go intel oc'd with top gpu? same price apart from a new cooler.
Originally Posted by HustlerIf your building a system from scratch then yes go for Intel if you want maximum possible performance now and in the future comapred to an AMD quad...
But, if you already have an AM2+ or AM3 setup, its not worth the cost of a new MOBO as well to go Intel....unless you just fancy a change that is...
Originally Posted by flibblesanI would have liked to see this chip put up against the 955BE in the benchmarks. Is this any better?
Originally Posted by SnipsLet's not be kidding ourselves here. This is no alternative for a new build in anyway at all. The Intel equivalent is better by a long way.
Unless you have an existing compatible motherboard fine but for anything else as per the Bit-tech recommendation, it's just not worth it.
Leave the fanboism at the door. AMD have to bring out something stunning even to take on everything below an i7. Since any NEW architecture isn't due until way into 2011, this isn't going to change realistically for at least a year.
Originally Posted by TangsterSadly true. My 1055T is a purely Cinema 4D rendering based decision.
Originally Posted by HustlerQuote:Originally Posted by flibblesanI would have liked to see this chip put up against the 955BE in the benchmarks. Is this any better?
Basically the same chips, but with a 300mhz speed bump....benchmark scores will scale accordingly...
Although the 955 generally tops out in the 3.8-3.9Ghz overclocked territory with normal, non water cooling, whereas the 965 and 970 can usualy break the 4Ghz barrier (just) with a decent air cooler..
Originally Posted by As such, if you've got £150 to spend on a new CPU, we cant recommend the X4 970 BE unless you already own a compatible motherboard and just want a simple upgrade.
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