i7 vs phenom 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-12-2009, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: LONDON
Posts: 902
Send a message via MSN to robina_80
Default i7 vs phenom 2

i read couple of articles the i7 will win but whats your views on it
__________________

robina_80 is offline  
Old 01-12-2009, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: i7 vs phenom 2

First off, this shouldn't be in this section of the forum.

Second, the i7 wins hands down. The only time I've seen the Phenom win was when it was overclocked to 3.6ghz and the i7 was stock. But the point of the Phenom is the value. Me personally, I'd go with an i7, but to each their own. It's still a good processor.
__________________

__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline  
Old 01-12-2009, 12:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: i7 vs phenom 2

In terms of performance I7 will easily win out
In terms of price/performance the phenom 2 is the best
They are around equal on the overclockability
Power consumption is close but I believe the phenom 2 wins
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 01-12-2009, 12:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
CrazeD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,736
Send a message via AIM to CrazeD Send a message via MSN to CrazeD
Default Re: i7 vs phenom 2

The price of the two chips are nearly the same. The extra cost comes from the motherboard and RAM. If you're like me and only have an AM2 motherboard instead of the needed AM2+, you need to upgrade the motherboard anyway.

Plus, DDR3 RAM is getting a lot cheaper now. Really, a CI7 system vs a PHII system, in terms of price, is not that much. But in terms of performance, it's huge.
__________________

Intel Q9400 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3P | G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2 1000 | XFX HD5870

Need website help? PM me!
CrazeD is offline  
Old 01-12-2009, 03:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: i7 vs phenom 2

Yeah, I'm with Craze. If you have to upgrade all your components anyway, i7 is worth it. The mobos are expensive, I believe they start at 200 bucks or so, but it's a new chipset, and that's future-proofing for ya. Also, the AM2+ is going to be relaced with AM3 sometime soon, so really, I don't see a point to buying a whole new AM2+ board if you are trying to buy a high end system. Budget systems are a different story, but you wouldn't be buying the Phenom 2 if you're building budget.
__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*** Official Phenom 2 Review Thread *** gurusan New Technology and Products 40 01-13-2009 03:26 AM
6GHz Phenom II Overclock on Dry Ice Osiris Overclocking and Modding 42 11-22-2008 11:11 AM
AMD Phenom II hits 5GHz stable KSoD Polls 0 11-21-2008 02:25 PM
AMD Phenom & Spider vs Intel QX9770 (What a joke AMD is) Osiris Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 88 12-20-2007 10:40 PM
Phenom x4 vs Intel Core 2 and Quad gurusan New Systems | Building and Buying 25 11-03-2007 07:01 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.