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Phenom II 955 vs. Intels i7

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by t77snapshot, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. t77snapshot

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    damn! oh well I would'nt using the i7 as a gaming machine anyway:p
     
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    good thing I speak german.
     
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    Well I don't:(
    had to guess:p
     
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    Yeah I'm sure it would help to know the language, but the specs and charts tell most of info.
     
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    There are no "thoughts" to it, i7 wins. It turns out that although PII is successful, it also turns out that i7 is wildly successful.
     
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    i7:rockout:
     
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    Well tell us if there is anything we should know about in the article ;)
     
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    Not really it talks about the make up of the 955 in the beginning nothing special. As you can tell from the carts the i7 still owns.
     
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    Another biased review:

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    :shadedshu

    They're using a garbage asrock board and DDR2 memory, of course the i7 is gonna win! They should at least use the same memory and a descent board for both test setups.
     
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    well it's a shame that they can't get better ram:D
     
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    I just skimmed through it. The fact is DDR2&3 only have slight performance differences, I am guessing even with DDR3 the i7 would still pull ahead.
     
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    One thing I don't understand is why don't they put in the total system cost (what ever currency they are buying stuff with) also?
     
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    To tell you the truth, those charts are with DDR2 memory, and a less than admirable board, I would say the actual benches are somewhere firmly between what was shown.
     
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    For gaming? They're pretty much the same (we need a stickied article explaining this, I can't for the life of me figure out why people using games as cpu benchmarks). For processor intensive tasks? i7 by a landslide.
     
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    because CPU and Videocard are like Engine and transmission. Both has to be fast.:p
     
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    The x58 board isnt a good one its an Intel stock one and there are not any really decent Intel made boards, this "smackover" would be at the lower end of x58's according to the reviews I have read..... the bottom line is that the 940 only supports DDR2 and the i7 only supports DDR3, thats the nature of it so you cant really say it's unfair, it's a limtation of the 940.

    Next people are going to complain that it's not fair to compare the 955 against i7 as i7 has triple channel, AMD are more than welcome to design a triple channel capable CPU if they want :p
     
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    Not really. Gaming has far more to do w/ videocard than cpu. So long as your cpu is quick enough not to drastically bottleneck your gpu, you'll be fine, and the difference is a few fps. This can be shown in just about every bench out right now.
     
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    Cant you wait a week to finish my 955 system and post correct benchmarks ???? :)
     
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    for gameing the 955 IS THE best choice no thouth:D
     
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    Lol based on 2 games, and my old eyesight must be playing games with me, either that or I am misunderstanding ze german as it looks to me that in farcry 2 the i7 won? :confused:

    And at the lower res (the most CPU intensive) on Crysis the i7 wins? Am I missing something here or are the "blind leading the blind"? GRAW 1 dont really count as it's 4 years old for god sake, even then the i7 wins at the lower res.
     
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    Tatty i will check both systems with Far Cry 2 and Crysis Warhead, hopefully thats good enough to cover most people.
     
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    There you go, u answered the question. Play with a P4 3 Ghz + GTX 280 and then with C2D 8400 + GTX 280 then you know CPU also plays an important role.:D
     
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    A COD 4 or 5 would be nice also if you have it.
     
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    DDR3 does no good for PhenomII as of yet. Beside, i7 would still win anyway. PII was never made to compete with i7, and isn't expected to. It's not it's target market, Yorkfield is.
     

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