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How about new intel's?
#1
I was thinking because intel just thrown their new idea to the market. Is this something worth to use or it's just another way to full customers. I mean of course core i5 cpus. Because we all know that i7 are not what intel promised it to be. As you can see I'm using AMD Phenom II cpu which is pretty fast and definitely best deal for the money and much around. It goes on standard voltage with good cooler on 3.8GHz, even for pcsx2 it's really enough to play every game comfortable. But i5 670 & i5 660 seems pretty nice on the paper.
i5 670 - 3460MHz, 3730MHz Turbo Boost (price is a huge disadvantage)
i5 660 - 3330MHz, 3600MHz, Turbo Boost
The price of i5 670 model must be some kind of another intel's not funny at all joke but i5 660 might be let's say acceptable after 1l of scotch. So the question is are theese cpus worth to think about when I got Phenom II 3.8GHz on board?
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#2
Uh well, if pcsx2 support more than 2 cores, maybe yes.
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#3
I don't think so. I mean yes the Core i series does have a clock-to-clock advantage over your Phenom and the i5 in particular has 2 extra threads thanks to hypertheading but that's it.
You've already overclocked your Phenom to 3,8 Ghz so I guess the only benefit would be overclocking the i5 to above that and the extra threads, which these days don't do much since most applications/games limit themselves to 2 threads.
In games and normal applications you would probably see 0 difference with the exception of video editing software and such which support more than 2 threads.
I wouldn't change it Tongue
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#4
(03-09-2010, 01:24 PM)ikazu Wrote: Uh well, if pcsx2 support more than 2 cores, maybe yes.

As far as I know i5 6xx cpus are 2 cores only. There is i5 750 model (or something like that) which is 4 cores but it's incredibly slow. With Phenom II 550 there is possibility to unlock more than 2 cores (even up to 4 if lucky). But I'm curious if i5 6xx cpus with clock around 3.6GHz could be faster than phenom II 3.8GHz for example.
(03-09-2010, 01:28 PM)Bositman Wrote: I don't think so. I mean yes the Core i series does have a clock-to-clock advantage over your Phenom and the i5 in particular has 2 extra threads thanks to hypertheading but that's it.
You've already overclocked your Phenom to 3,8 Ghz so I guess the only benefit would be overclocking the i5 to above that and the extra threads, which these days don't do much since most applications/games limit themselves to 2 threads.
In games and normal applications you would probably see 0 difference with the exception of video editing software and such which support more than 2 threads.
I wouldn't change it Tongue

OK, thanks a lot. You can close this thread if you want.
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4GB DDR2 1066MHz CL5-5-5-15
ASUS Radeon EAH4770 Formula 512MB DDR5
#5
Yeah probably an i5 @ 3,6 Ghz will be faster than a Phenom II @ 3,8 Ghz but not by much. Yeah i5s are dual cores but do have hyperthreading so in total 2 cores + 2 threads= 4 threads.
Well why not keep it open, maybe more people would like to elaborate Tongue
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#6
Was just curious if two times more expensive than phenom II, i5 cpu will give some boost to my pc. Well, it seems not so for me subject is closed. Smile
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4GB DDR2 1066MHz CL5-5-5-15
ASUS Radeon EAH4770 Formula 512MB DDR5
#7
(03-09-2010, 01:53 PM)midlothian Wrote: Was just curious if two times more expensive than phenom II, i5 cpu will give some boost to my pc. Well, it seems not so for me subject is closed. Smile

In your case, i rather buy 2 phenom II =P
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#8
(03-09-2010, 02:59 PM)ikazu Wrote: In your case, i rather buy 2 phenom II =P

There is 555 model on the market already but it's only 100MHz faster than mine. And to have spare cpu - not bad idea at all, could then try to overclock one much much more than 3.8GHz.
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#9
The Core i5-600 Clarkdales don't make much sense price-wise. The advantage of Turbo Boost is minimal in a dual-core configuration. The Core i3-530 ($113 1Ku, lowest price $100 TigerDirect or Micro Center) is the Clarkdale to get. The only thing you lose from the i5-600 is Turbo Boost, and you can easily make that up by overclocking.

Not worth upgrading to if you've already got a good system, though.
#10
Think about it you have pretty much got enough juice in that cpu for at least 3-4 years.I believe no need to upgrade yet.




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