which one is better becuase i am building a new rig from tigerdirect.ca and i see two barebones that i like with those two cpus
If your main use is going to be gaming i would go with the i7. If your going to be doing a lot of heavily multi threaded audio/video editing and such, get the 1090T.
However, considering the prices after looking on tigerdirect, i say go with a X58 build. You can get the i7 950 for less than the 875.
I have to agree with Doc here, though concerning the i875 vs the 950, it really depends what level of GPU you go with and if you plan to OC the CPU. Removing bottleneck via CPU OCing becomes more of a concern when the level of GPU used is more powerful, esp in the case of high end SLI/CF. The 875 is much easier to OC if you're not OC savvy. With the right MB, you can individually set the Turbo Boost ratio on each core via the BIOS.
I've seen pretty decent OCs done in reviews of the 875 where the vCore wasn't even touched. You could probably get it at 3.6GHz with 4 cores active and 3.8GHz with 2 cores active without a voltage increase. Once you raise voltage you best know what you're doing because at that point you have to also adjust RAM settings.
so is the i7 better then the AMD six core in gaming, I hear both cpus can overclock to about 4 GHz
Yes. But the i7 875 is much faster clock for clock than the 1090T, it's only the extra cores that give it an edge in multithreaded apps.
As mentioned the i7s overall are better than AMD's recent CPUs for gaming. You can't go just by the frequency they're clocked to.
I'd go for the AMD Hex. Should be better than a lynnfield.
kow_ciller;5418017I'd go for the AMD Hex. Should be better than a lynnfield.
Thats wat ive been thinkin :cool:
If you're gaming, six cores means feck-all. Hell, even four cores is pretty useless (for now). More is not always better, you should know this by now. Get the i7. You won't be disappointed.