AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition or INTEL Core i5 2400

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    Which one is better for gaming?
     
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    intel core i5 2400. most, if not all, games don't even use all 6 cores.
     
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    i5 no questions asked. a 6 core computer is for things like 3d imaging not gaming.
     
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    Raven can guess what I'm going to say without me needing to.

    Rule of thumb - Intel CPUs are 30% stronger than AMD CPUs. This is based on AthlonII vs Core 2, and Core i (before Sandy Bridge) vs PhenomII. A Core i7-930 (and later tha 950, which has the same price as the 930 but a higher clock) would greatly outperform the best PhenomII 1090T BE or even the 1100T BE.

    Newsflash: Sandy Bridge CPUs (known as Core i3/5/7 2xxx) have 40% better performance than the older Core i range. How does that stack up against PhenomII? Do the math.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    The only fly in the proverbial soup, is the problem Intel have had with their LGA 1155 (Sandy Bridge) motherboards with B2 stepping. There is a design flaw that causes the SATAII controller to degrade over three years. Not all motherboards are affected (someone said somewhere that it's only a 20-30% chance of being affected), but it's enough of a problem that Intel have issued a recall to all P/H67 motherboards. Some retailers have decided to sell them anyway, because the SATA 6Gbs ports are unaffected so they are still fully functional (even if that limits to only 2 garanteed SATA ports).

    Someone also said that motherboards with B3 stepping (i.e. the fixed design) are expected to be released in March/April.
     
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    Athlon II was meant to compete against Pentium Dual Core
    Phenom II against Core 2

    they havnt released anything to compete with the core i series besides the 6 core cpu
     
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    Hmm... I guess I lost track after a while then. I just think of it as "low budget system = AMD, mid/high budget system = Intel". Still looking forward to AMD Bulldozer though.
     
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    they both preform about the same but really you can better save some money and go for a Phenom II X4 955 without really losing much performance.
     
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    If you're gonna get a new CPU, you might as well wait until more AMD Fusion CPUs start hitting retail. But other than that really, I'd go with buying an i5.
     

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