They both are good processors with from companies that have technilogical advantages that have benefits! lol
Many people, usually non technical ones, that I've helped build machines usually have a bottlenecks that actually negated/limited the actual advantage of heavily marketed components or technoquantumlevelnewwidgetthingy. I'm in now way am saying that anyone is here fits this description - in fact ya'll are extremely well informed.
I have an msi 6380e w/ 1800+ xp, 128m 4200ti graphics card(only 4x agp *OMG!), cl 2.5 384m RAM( a modest system) that I have no problem with and have tweaked to the point where I have no complaints in games like CS (which admight is 'old'), BF1942 etc. where I have felt the need to upgrade at all. (I get 99 FPS in CS - the same FPS as a computer twice as fast as mine - see my optimization post http://www.tech-heaven.com/forum/sho...&threadid=3965
). Anybody else here feel this way? I understand the need to get the best when you are buying a system - but at somepoint it just gets ridiculous...except if you are doing n-body caldulcations, like galaxy formation or protein variation BUT now you have distributed processing!
No offense meant in any way, just that "its all good."