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Old January 14, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Smile what processor?

what processor shall i use
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(i have an Nvidia 560ti superclocked and 8gb RAM)

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Old January 14, 2012, 03:29 PM
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but it is a better processor. more options on a AMD board for USB 3 and Stata 6 though.
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Old January 14, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Either an i5, or a Hexacore (1090t would be my choice) PH II AM3. I wouldn't touch BD with a 10 foot pole. (well at least until they start using some truth in advertising WRT how many cores their procs actually have.... ;) ).
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Old January 14, 2012, 03:44 PM
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if you want to be directly comparable use the 2600K. but of the options, the 2500K would be best. there is almost nothing out there that can actually use 8 threads anyways.
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Old January 14, 2012, 05:57 PM
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2500k and call it a day.
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Old January 15, 2012, 01:18 PM
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If you're a gamer, go for the 2500k
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Old January 15, 2012, 01:50 PM
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2500k and call it a day.
Yup, very good, and has good headroom for overclocking, if your into that.
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Old January 15, 2012, 04:57 PM
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although i love my AMD, i wouldnt touch BD with jack s**t till they sort its many issues out so either a 2500k or a 1090/1100t last gen AM3 cpus. and i am considered a true fanboy of amd every computer ive owned or thats been in my house has been an AMD.
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Old January 15, 2012, 06:01 PM
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although i love my AMD, i wouldnt touch BD with jack s**t till they sort its many issues out so either a 2500k or a 1090/1100t last gen AM3 cpus. and i am considered a true fanboy of amd every computer ive owned or thats been in my house has been an AMD.
I hear ya, I loved AMD, but sometimes ya just have to make that choice and jump off a sinking ship.
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:01 PM
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I fail to see the point on the 8 core cpu topic all the way around, last i checked a twin is {ball park number} is 50% faster then a single and a quad is 25% faster then the twin in real world apps.

Following this logic that means a 8 core is 12.5% faster O_o
This hole topic is playing around with the parallelism topic in computer science.

Till theirs a epic leap in real world memory speed {not BS PR effective memory speed jargon} all that's happing is the cpu cores are runing in idle mode if they all light up all at once and the software used has to be setup for 8 cores as well the software has to be Optimized for that kind of a SMP computer setup.
Most games are not last i checked.

Long story sort intel i5 2500k,though i wouldn't mind having a 8 core on my hands to mess with just for testing it my self to see how much efficiency drops as i light up each core progressively.
Bin a wile since i looked up this topic and im shore its gotten better but still theirs limits to what you can do with a smp computer setup when everything is plugged in to the same memory bank.
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