Re: i5 760 vs AMD
AMD always has more value.
The new Bulldozer CPU I hear is gonna be likely faster than the I7's, where already the new 6 cores which are out have a smart OC setting where it shuts off unused cores in order to overclock fewer cores to speed up single thread applications. These newer chips that come out by AMD are even more over-clockable with air coolers as well.
Even with the advent of a new AMD chipset which came out that supports pairing multiple vendor video cards and specialized memory which utilizes specific CPU manufacturer requirements, the speed of these system will increase and the cores will increase from 8 cores to 16 cores in late 2012.
Lots to look forward to while investing with AMD, while being affordable.
Unless you want to be l33t, you could drop some big change to get the biggest and baddest Intel and be the big guy on the block, but price per Mhz you'd be better off with AMD hands down.
Last edited by Pixels303; 09-27-2010 at 12:30 PM.
Two power supplies in one case (Connected the green wire) and a Thermaltake 550 PSU in the other.
Two ASUS M2N-SLI Delux Motherboard
Athlon X2-6000 and a Phenom 9850
Big azz 11 bay server tower and a regular 4 bay full size tower. (Noname)
A speedy PCIe based ATI 1950 chipset and a Radeon 5750 video card.
4 Gig or 2 Gig Kingston brand (Total 6) DDR2-800 memory
Around 19 Terabytes in 17 hard drives.
I refuse to use DVD disks as they die by oxidization, get scratched and would take too many of them to write for the data I have.