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Old 02-03-2009, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AMD Phenom II X4 940 vs Intel i7 920

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whats the fastest proc the amd or intel considering the amd is 3Ghz and the intel is 2.66Ghz, also when games come out and require a cpu thats 2.8Ghz will it be too fast for the intel one and ofcourse the amd will run it smoothly???

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Both will run it smoothly, but the Intel is definitely faster... because the Phenom II was never even set at competing with the Core i7... it was just meant to match/beat the Core 2 Quads and give AM2 users a good CPU upgrade path...

No, clock speeds don't matter, and that 2.8ghz would probably apply to a Pentium D.... (slowest dual-core, and a Core i7 would be like 1.2ghz would be as fast as a 2.8ghz Pentium D)

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Default Re: AMD Phenom II X4 940 vs Intel i7 920

i7 is faster. just as the above poster pointed out.

and if a game requires 2.8Ghz on cpu, this can be missleading.

both chips are fine choices. if your looking for premier performance, go with i7
if your looking for bang for buck, add up the cost of cpu+mobo+ram and see witch is cheaper or compare the prices and make the decision for yourself.

the average user would be darn happy with both cpu's performance.
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