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Old 11-12-2007, 02:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD x2 AM2?

AMD makes great, no, I mean excellent CPUs for the cost (no doubt in my mind), I can give you that. But the extra edge in performance will have to come from Intel's new Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Quad with the Core 2 Quad being my favorite CPU thus far for gaming.

I'm waiting patiently for the new Penryn's and Phenom's to make a comparison. So exciting. OMG, I sound like a geek for saying that. I'd say hold off now on the build because new stuff are coming up ever so close. I hate having to build a nice machine and a few months later, the new CPUs, motherboards, GPU come out. Then we're like, "Awww man. I just got this for xxx amount of dollars and now this comes out?"

The only bad thing is the newer stuff will be expensive compared to the top of the line performance you can get now.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:21 PM   #12
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD x2 AM2?

yea im an AMD fan and im thinking about waiting to get a new system till the AMD Phenom's to come out, its well
here is a link to a page about it
http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/04/a...hine-in-q3-q4/
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=3092
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/V...117412,00.html
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD x2 AM2?

the phenoms got delayed suxs huh now intels new cpu on 45nm has a big ass edge when they release around the same month
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:40 PM   #14
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as much as i love AMD, go with C2D instead, just because of the power.

although you should wait till the phenom comes out in a couple weeks, it'll match if not beat the C2D and C2Q in performance and efficiency

they're expected Q4 2007 and Q1 2008 (Q4's upon us i think)
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The Core 2 is deffinatly the way to go on a gamming machine. Because of how crysis is threaded, best performance will come form a quad-core processor. If that is out of your price range, get the E6750.
1.) he wants the best bang for buck, and AMD provides that.
2.) if he isnt OCing than an AMD 6000+ beats the C2D in its price range hands down.
3.) the demo is single threaded, and i can almost max it out on a 3600+ OCed to 2.4ghz (something like a 4800+ or a 5200+) he should be easily able to max it when it is multi threaded.
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here is my proof
6000+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773
PRICE: 160$

E6550 170$ is the closet C2D competitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115030

Comparisons
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_20...=874&chart=419
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_20...=874&chart=416
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_20...=874&chart=422

doesnt beat it by much, but it does beat it, and its 10$ cheaper if that matters. so if your not OCing, than AMD is a better deal. unless you can shell out another 34$ for a E6750 than go with the 6000+
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:49 PM   #15
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD x2 AM2?

crysis demo is not single thread
the games been designed around dual and quad core
no what your talkin about rudster
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:57 PM   #16
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD x2 AM2?

the demo is single threaded, the game isnt.

i monitor my cpu usage on my other screen while playing games, it doesnt shoot above 60%. everybody on here will agree.

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if you want ill take screenshots of my in game CPU usage while im playing it, the game wont shoot above 50% CPU usage.
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the demo is the game =/
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when the game actually releases it will be multi threaded

besides, the demo is VERY ghetto. they included ALL the cut scenes, a mulitplayer map, you cant skip the videos in the beginning, it has a watermark on it saying pre release demo, and it starts windowized.

ill show you my cpu usage while playing, also, some games dont load CPU's all the way up, but this should, i get 90% while playing UT3, and Crysis is much more intensive, so its not the fact the game isnt loading my cpu all the way up.

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ill do it later, i have to reinstall it, i was moving to folder and it dissapeared lol.
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dude a demo requires the game engine and part of the game
the engine and the game itself was designed to run on multi cores
there not going to cut that out 4 them demo
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ok then, ill reinstall it now.
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