AMD Phenom II x6 or Intel Core i7

By DjKraid · 15 replies
Sep 3, 2010
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  1. Hi!

    So I have a little question, which one would you choose and why?

    I'm building a new computer but I cant decide which one to use,
    the price is the same so it's even harder to decide...I think I would
    take the Phenom but which would You choose?

    AMD Phenom II 1090T Black Edition (HDT90ZFBGRBOX)


    Inte Core i7 930 (BX80601930)
  2. crunchie

    crunchie Malware Helper Posts: 728

    I am an AMD convert and own the 1090T, so guess which way I recommend :).
    If you are into overclocking, these things are great. Had mine running @ 4.5ghz and will run 4.0ghz 24/7 on 1.35 vcore.
    It may depend on what motherboard, RAM etc costs are. i7 uses triple channel RAM so the costs will be more for that. Mobo's are generally more expensive for the i7 series too.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Hi DJ
    I chose the X6, here is why. I got the x6 1055T. the 1090 and the 1055 are the same processor just different stock speed.(I don't like to pay for the OC'ing) I run mine at 4.2Ghz as in these benches, with 3x HD 5850's
    Just my preference, hope you find it of some use.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Hi DJ,

    I'm going to say the i7 based on two things. You didn't mention if you had a budget, and since you're asking about these two cpu's I'll assume you know nothing extensive about overclocking.
    They are both great cpu's. Beating out each other in different bench marks. I dont think you'll see any real world difference between the two.
  5. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    #supersmashbrada - where do u get something like that from...? -I mean that I wouldn't know anything about OC:ing...


    I believe I'll take the AMD. If i would take the intel all the other
    parts would cost a god damn fortune...

    thx for the replies and 4 ur help :)
  6. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    since I got my x6 today I would back up red and go with amd. You've made the right decision :)
  7. allansusan2

    allansusan2 TS Rookie

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    Hi The World; could anyone out there tell me the difference between the Intel i5 processor or the Amd 945 processor; which would you prefer for speed and performance

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    If you want a computer for just gaming for instance, I would say go for AMD mainly because games are not that CPU dominant as of yet, thus you save money getting better motherboard, video card, ram .ect.

    If you want an all round processor for gaming and things like video editing, encoding .etc Intel i7 series is the way to go providing you dont have a low budget. The intel i7 series is hands down a better chip than the AMD counter parts, but depending on what you use it for you may not benefit from getting one.

    I am personally only using my computer for gaming so I stick with AMD Processors and spend extra cash on better graphics cards.
  9. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    the budget is 1-1.1k€ and I need a new case too...usually I use my old one but I don't have an " old one" anymore so...
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Its a tough choice, and the price being the same doesn't help either, but I think I'd go with the AMD route personally, due to the extra 2 threads on its CPU.

    I'm actually swaying towards to AMD for my next replacement CPU, but it'll likely be a bulldozer as I'm going to delay changing for another year now I've just replaced my current motherboard.

    I think either CPU will be very good for you.
  11. daz80

    daz80 TS Rookie

    I would go with the 6 core CPU. AMD offer better bang for buck
  12. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    #daz80 - <statement.value='true'> :D
  13. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    I would have to go with the i7, as I am a devout follower of Intel. Your processor really depends on your motherboard, as it will accept only on of them.
  14. tractorphil

    tractorphil TS Enthusiast Posts: 60

    I would go with the AMD chipset. I have built both machines and the both behave very similar but the extra real cores would benefit in a few apps. I currently run the x4 955 and it has pulled its weight.
  15. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    DJ, I made my statement based on the fact that we here at TS usually have to assume you don't know anything about overclocking before assuming that you do. That way I or anyone else wont get any nasty private messages about a bad recommendation because you found a post over at "input site here," showing how cpu A beat out cpu B because it was massively overclocked, meanwhile you're cpu B is in the mail coming to your door. I said they beat each other out in different benchmarks. So if budget isnt an issue you could splurge on a good vga setup and w/o worrying if you made the "wrong," choice based on our silly little post.
  16. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

    Honestly if you can wait, get the new processors in 2011.

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