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trade a 1055t for a i7 860?

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  1. gifted1

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    guys i need your advice,

    i can trade my asrock 870 extreme3 with a phenom II X6 1055t for a intel core i7 860 with a Asus p7p55d with 60 euro`s payment from my side...look i`m a gamer and i want to play with as many fps as i can get!!

    is this a good deal or not?
     
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    Good deal, IMHO. The added memory performance will help, for sure.
     
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    wich added memory performance?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    1156 chips have much higher memory bandwidth, given the same speeds.

    For example, with my 870 I pull 10800 MB/s @ 1333mhz, CAS9.

    AM3, same memory, same speed, barely pulls 8K.

    When you overclock 1156, you can get 20000 MB/s, easy, provided you use good ram. I'm barely getting 10000 MB/s @ 1866 on AM3. Take a look at the Maxxmem thread ChickenPatty has to get a good idea of how things are in that regard.

    ADD to that the lower CPU power consumption when overclocked...1156 wins, no question.
     
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    intels i3/i5/i7 have better ram performance vs amd's phenomIIs,, but thats not as noticable/important for gaming,,, ghz speed and cpu architecture is,,,, and i7 860 will deliver better gaming performance vs 1055t, and it can clock higher,,,, but i would look into sandy bridge,, try either selling ur setup and buying new or looking for a trade with sandy bridge,,,myself just got i5 2500k and running it at 4.8ghz,,, a very noticeable improvement in games vs my previous PhenomIIx4 940 @3.6ghz
     
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    but is a i7 860 as future proof as a 1055t..i mean 4 cores vs 6 or is that not important for gaming?
     
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    When you find a game that uses 6 cores properly, then it might be of a concern. Maybe if you crunch, or something?


    860 has HT, so it's kinda 8 cores, anyway.
     
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    Just OC the 1055T and call it a day.
     
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    can you explain why?
     
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    Get the 860. You will thank yourself.
     
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    To much of a headache for no reason unless you game at 1280x720.
     
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    My Asrock board has my 1055t running at 3.78. Before you trade, O/C it and see if it suits your fancy.
     
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    Well is the game performance of a i7 860 so much higher then a 1055t? Keep in mind that my 1055t runs at 3,7 ghz stable.
     
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    I agree. For gaming it doesn't make any real difference at high resolution.
     
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    thats exactly the speed my 1055t reaches ;) but the question is, is the 860 still faster then?
     
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    Faster in what? Gaming? I doubt it unless you game at low resolution.
     
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    then i`ll think i will save the 60 euro`s for a better videocard...
     
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    The 860 has more power overall, and especially once OC'd. It's now a matter of whether you have the motivation enough to get it and set it up. I don't really think it's a headache. In my opinion it should be fun to set up the new system.

    In terms of raw power, yes, the 860 is a very powerful quad core just about on par with the 1366 chips in the 950 / 960 range stock. These chips completely put the 1055T and 1100T to shame. That's a fact. You won't see much of a difference visually in games, no. You will however have power to spare. It is your choice.
     
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    Games that use more cores like BC2 and BF3 (Rumored) you will get better performance then a quad.
     
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    thats true but the i7 860 has hypertreading so its really 8 cores against 6 cores or am i wrong here?

    damn this is difficult....
     
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    Do you have actual performance numbers to back that up? I haven't seen any numbers on the internet that indicate the weaker AMD hexa core chip out performs the Quad i7 with Hyperthreading. The 860 is an HT chip. It essentially has 8 threads/cores in multithreaded applications and games. Sometimes even in multi threaded apps 4 stronger cores with HT beats six weaker cores.

    If there are actual numbers where someone tested an identical system with same GPU and RAM and HD etc, then I would believe you.
     
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    Its not "real" cores not that it makes a difference in games. It will make a difference in encoding.

    Is the intel an upgrade? IMO no. For you games are what matters and the intel wont make much of a difference. Its all about the GPU at higher resolutions. Use that money to upgrade the GPU.

    It depends on the application. Real cores make a difference in encoding situations.
     
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    I don't think it's going to make much of a difference at all with gaming. :ohwell:
     
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    Exactly. Thats all I am saying. Use the money for a better GPU.
     

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