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Old December 15, 2011, 04:19 PM
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Newegg.ca - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

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Old December 15, 2011, 04:21 PM
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2500K handsdown.
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2500K handsdown.
can we have explanation please?
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Old December 15, 2011, 04:28 PM
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The 6100's bigger 8K series brothers don't even come close to touching a 2500K (in some cases even having a hard time distinguishing themselves from Phenom II chips), let alone a 6100.... seriously, if you're not willing to wait until the next round of AMD chips can be benchmarked, do yourself a favour and stick with Intel this time round.
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Yeah unfortunately AMD currently has nothing for high end right now. 2500k by a long shot.

Here is HWC review of fx 8150. AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor Review

It only wins to the 2500k in a couple areas, so the 6100 wouldn't stand a chance. (also has the 2600k vs 8150 chart attached as well)

Summary chart of fx8150 vs 2500k

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Old December 17, 2011, 11:55 AM
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The 2500k beats the bulldozer technology in anything that isn't threaded to hell. An FX6100 performs like a Phenom II x3 720. 2500k is the way better buy.
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Everyone has given you your answer already, but never use the words "future proofing". It's not possible. Getting 4-5 years out of a chip isn't unfeasible, but it's not because you were "future proofing".

If you want speed in everything, get Intel. If you want to support a failing under-dog, get AMD.
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i5 2500k ..no doubt.get a good mobo to oc it.
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I bought and i5 2500K. And I can say that I am really happy with my purchase and paired it with the ASUS Maximus IV Gene z board.
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for the moment AMD is a lost cause. clock for clock you are better with the previous AMD generation, the Phenom II. Go X6 if you want AMD
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