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- Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 Like Share


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kspiess Apr 30, 10
Video encoding? For that man you want to go with your video card actually. ATI just implemented video encoding capabilities on their gpus and for Nvidia parts you have CUDA powered programs that do it. Video encoding on a gpu is like at least 20x faster, often much more than that.
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kspiess Apr 30, 10
quote sodom66
funny how you posted so many gaming benchmarks,but you avoided in your conclusion to mention anything about the gaming performance and in particular that the new 1090t looses across the board to the old phenom 965.
so the question is for all the gamers out there,why would they pump 300$ into getting the same gaming performance as the 180$ phenom 965?

same question goes to all the 955/65 phenoms owners.why would they upgrade?

Actually if you want better gaming performance, really man it's like 90% video card, 10% CPU, after about 3GHz with a dual core. You will not have much of a difference playing the vast majority of recent games with say a HD 5870 on AMD X2 @ 3 GHz than you would at Core i7 @ 3 Ghz.

For 99% of games these days it is a GPU bottleneck, not a CPU bottleneck. In fact as the charts show it is hard to even find a game that benefits from more than 4 cores... and it will be a long time until this happens.

For many games even now, you will not gain all that much going from a dual core to quad core, if they are clocked about the same, and over 'the hump' of about 3 GHz for most games.

This is doubly so with most intense PC games being console ports.

If you are running say a E2160 OC'ed (a $50 processor ) to 2.8 GHz and a good video card, like a HD 4870 or GTX 260 or better, you can handle pretty much anything really well . You would gain surprisingly little in this situation going to a high-end Core i7 @ 3.8 GHz or what-not and keeping the same video card.
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Zertz Apr 30, 10
quote Moonrise
Personally, I'd like to see how these stack up with video encoding compared to the Intel quad-cores, as that's what I'll be doing most often (in terms of CPU stress, at least).[/size]
That's why we have HandBrake
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Moonrise Apr 30, 10
How long is the video you're transcoding there? It takes me about an hour and 15 minutes to encode a 24 minute video @ ~3Mbps bitrate.
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Bean007 May 7, 10
So is there a offical list of mobo's that support this cpu currently and are they going to expand more boards. Also are we going to see new AM3 mobo's now that this is out on the market.
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Supernova1332 May 8, 10
quote Bean007
So is there a offical list of mobo's that support this cpu currently and are they going to expand more boards. Also are we going to see new AM3 mobo's now that this is out on the market.
There's a list somewhere, probably on AMD's site.

There are two or so new chipsets on the market right now, 890gx and the 880g, and there will probably be a slew of others coming, havent seen the 890fx in the US but I've seen it on UK sites.
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Bean007 May 9, 10
quote Supernova1332
quote Bean007
So is there a offical list of mobo's that support this cpu currently and are they going to expand more boards. Also are we going to see new AM3 mobo's now that this is out on the market.
There's a list somewhere, probably on AMD's site.

There are two or so new chipsets on the market right now, 890gx and the 880g, and there will probably be a slew of others coming, havent seen the 890fx in the US but I've seen it on UK sites.
Actually I'm looking for a SLI setup. I did go to AMD's web page but I haven't as of yet found a list of the mobo's.
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Zertz May 9, 10
quote Bean007
Actually I'm looking for a SLI setup. I did go to AMD's web page but I haven't as of yet found a list of the mobo's.
SLI with AMD means a NVIDIA chipset (980a), but the AMD chipset is simply better. IMO, go CrossFire or if you really wanna stick to SLI go Intel...

AFAIK all AM3 boards support the X6, but make sure you check the manufacturer's CPU support list before pulling the trigger.
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Bean007 May 14, 10
My only reason for going AMD is costs and I'm not a fan of ATI. I've never been one for getting the top of the line and the best of the best. Even more so when you're looking at a price difference of several hundred dollars that could be used for something else. I've never had a Intel cpu before. My 1st one was a AMD 750 Mhz, then a AMD 2600+ XP and now a AMD64 6400 BE which I'm selling and making a new system.
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Supernova1332 May 14, 10
quote Bean007
My only reason for going AMD is costs and I'm not a fan of ATI. I've never been one for getting the top of the line and the best of the best. Even more so when you're looking at a price difference of several hundred dollars that could be used for something else. I've never had a Intel cpu before. My 1st one was a AMD 750 Mhz, then a AMD 2600+ XP and now a AMD64 6400 BE which I'm selling and making a new system.
ATI isn't about being the best of the best, they actually target the mid and lower range of the market more than the high end because that's where the most money is. They generally have a better price/performance ratio over nvidia in the lower to the lower end of the high sections, although they aren't doing too bad in the high end section this generation.
Nobody here even suggested getting a high end card or any range card for that matter. I smell unnecessary fanboyism.
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Bean007 May 14, 10
Actually the cost that I was talking about was the Intel cpu's and as far as the video cards I've just always been a nVidia person. But in these times it seems like now if you want a AMD cpu you almost have to go with ATI video card and Intel for nVidia. Where's the choice big choice we use to have?
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VeGiTAX2 May 14, 10
AMD still offers the NVIDIA / AMD choice in the market, VIA departed from the competition and pursued their own platform instead. The 780a and 980a are powerful chips that drive AMD processors quite hard (I overclocked a friends 940 on a 780a to 3.65 using a V8 with no stability issues. The problem is the value market for both sides is terrible.
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Bean007 May 14, 10
quote VeGiTAX2
AMD still offers the NVIDIA / AMD choice in the market, VIA departed from the competition and pursued their own platform instead. The 780a and 980a are powerful chips that drive AMD processors quite hard (I overclocked a friends 940 on a 780a to 3.65 using a V8 with no stability issues. The problem is the value market for both sides is terrible.
Yea I've been looking at the 980a's for awhile but it's so sad that there's only a few mobo's on the market and while the 780a's have proven a very big hit for the few that I have looked at I think they don't support the ddr3 but that's only because I've only looked at a few. I've looked at the MSI board cause the Asus board for the 980a really didn't wow alot of people over from the review.
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