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i5 vs Phenom x4 955 for Gaming

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by avatar12m, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. avatar12m

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Aug 2006

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    Location: Elloughton, UK

    whats your views on these chips soley for gaming and general hard drive/windows performance ie start up etc

    do intel have any road maps to future i5 releases ?

    i've looked on lots of forums etc and was wondering whats a good stable overclock with water cooling.

    atm i have a x3 720 amd cpu, what got me thinking was the res evil 5 benchmarks with 2 core 3 core and 4 cores there seems to be a huge difference in fps with more cores and higher clock rate.
     
  2. Cooper

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,816

    For gaming there is no point whatsoever in upgrading from a 720BE to a 955.
     
  3. Deific

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Sep 2009

    Posts: 4,229

    Location: Cheshire

    965 is more comparable, seeing as they're exactly the same price and fairly matched
     
  4. Its_Me

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2002

    Posts: 5,346

    Location: In a damp cave

    You better link the info/graphs your reffering too - as thats the onyl way we can sort this misconception out.
     
  5. paininlife

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jul 2009

    Posts: 514

    Location: Birmingham

  6. mmj_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 24,708

    If you plan on overclocking then without a doubt the i5 is the better option, at stock there isn't much between them although I'd sway towards the Phenom.
     
  7. sastusbulbas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 May 2008

    Posts: 1,721

    From what I have read the 955 can overclock just as well and requires less power? Considering OC's prices though it doesn't seem to make much sense.
     
  8. Shedman

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Aug 2009

    Posts: 101

    i5 overclocks further, is faster by noticable amount and is more power efficient.
     
  9. ~>Dg<~

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Jun 2006

    Posts: 32,633

    Location: Notts

    there isnt much in either thats why there pitched against each other . if it was so vast the prices would reflect it
     
  10. AMG

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,702

    Location: lincs, spalding

    I thought the pII is a great clocker to? probably not clock for clock I think the i5 is better but your paying more
     
  11. paininlife

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jul 2009

    Posts: 514

    Location: Birmingham

    wait for 95w version of AMD Pii 955 and 965 , i think they call it c3 stepping?
     
  12. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    to be honest i have the phenom 955 at stock 3.2ghz and it runs the top end games with ease, played crysis with a constant 30fps with everything on high no slow down at all temps reached 40c max, really dont see the need to overclock a phenom unless your board of course :)