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AMD Readying Phenom II X4 965

Wile E

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This whole discussion is useless in the real world you would be hard pressed to tell them apart . I have had both trust me they are both screaming fast end this already. For real world use one doesn't hold a giant advantage over the other. If I had a AM2/ AM3 rig I wouldn't sell it to buy a I7 rig it's a waste of time. I know this because I did it. Buy what cheaper or whats the easiest upgrade path.
No thanks. I'll buy the fastest. :D I would see a difference, as I do a lot of H.264 transcoding.
 
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No thanks. I'll buy the fastest. :D I would see a difference, as I do a lot of H.264 transcoding.
WILE can you use a gpu for that? (pardon my ignorance) and is it really gonna be that much faster even with a 955 at 3.9ghz?
 

Wile E

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WILE can you use a gpu for that? (pardon my ignorance) and is it really gonna be that much faster even with a 955 at 3.9ghz?
The GPU encoders are fast, but lack quality, and many of the advanced filters I sometimes need to use.

And yeah, it makes a rather large difference in time consumed, actually.

But, admittedly, I'm in a minority. To 90% of everyone out there, there's little difference right now.

But another thing to consider, the differences will be greater as time wears on, and the systems start getting long in tooth. Say 5 years from now, I bet the difference would be noticeable. And the people that wait long times between purchases are the biggest buyers of systems, I do believe.

Just playing a little Devils Advocate, btw. You are correct for the most part. I just like people to see as many viewpoints as possible. Most of the time, only gaming performance is mentioned on this site. I just like to point out that there's more to it than that.

There's nothing wrong with either system. I still would like to get my hands on a Phenom II setup, but it makes no sense for me to do so, seeing as I have this Yorky setup. The next logical step for me is LGA1366, and then move this Yorky to secondary machine duty. Right now, my secondary rig is a DFI NF4 board w/ a 6400+, 8800GT 1GB and 2x2GB 1100MHz ram. Love that machine. If I had a Phenom capable AMD board, my 6400+ would have already been replaced by a 720BE or 920 in the secondary machine.
 
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