Originally Posted by qubit
No it doesn't. AMD's best can't hold their own in anything nowadays and that's been benchmarked and analyzed to death. Crying shame, but that's how it is. I'd really like to see the benchies that convinced you it could.
Considering the Thurban X6 can hold its own again the i7 2600k in various multi threaded task I'm sure the FX with 2 additional cores can hold its own too.
Originally Posted by rectifryer
The AMD system is getting converted into a HTPC/server for all storage in the house. I have to build another CPU regardless. So I figured, instead of buying a crap cpu for the HTPC, why not make a capable device that can also act as server then build another cpu altogether for recording. Its more this way, but its only around 600 dollars more which isnt alot considering IMO.
That gives me a blank slate, if you will. From what I can tell, a 2600k will still outperform a 1055t by far in bench tests. Those tests are from Anandtech so I have no idea how biased they are. I do love my thuban, but I hope that a couple generations later something has came up to replace it.
As someone else said the X6 thurban isnt the best CPU to use as an HTPC, its overkill and isn't power efficient enough. I guess you can downclock it, reduce the voltage and turn on Cool & Quiet but it's a wate of a good CPU. The cheapest and efficient solution would to sell your X6 Phenom II and drop in the FX 8 core for your multi tasking needs. Then spend only $300-400 of on building a dedicated HTPC comprising of an AMD Llano or Trinity APU.
If you want to start fresh go straight for Ivy Bridge. Sandy bridge is in the past. Get the i5 3xxx k series.