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And how is any of that good for DX? I mean, you could theoretically DTV DX with a Celeron machine. A Core i7 seems like overkill.
We recently got to test two rigs — one from AMD and one from Intel. Both are the top of the heap in terms of the CPU. One is the AMD Phenom II 1090T and the other is Intel Core i7 Extreme 980X.
So we put them side by side and compare the basics. Here’s a comparative chart of the two CPUs.
Both CPUs have 6 cores running on the chip but Intel’s have 12 threads compared to 6 on the AMD. The Core i7 also has bigger L3 Cache at 12MB versus the 6MB on the Phenom II X6.
Performance wise, we got the sub-score of the CPU on Windows Experience Index and the CPU Mark for both. The 980x trumps the X6 1090T but more than double.
However, the suggested retail price of the CPUs are far apart. Intel’s Core i7 980X is an extreme edition is expected to sell around Php50,000. The Phenom II X6 1090T is affordable at Php13,500. I think the Core i7 930 would be a more apt comparison