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I am not going to start an Intel / AMD war , but I have been with AMD since ages of course they had there share of problems. But almost everyone here says get the i5 or and i7. I personally have an Athlon II X3 445 OCed 3.87 ghz and it is running very well ,know nothing about the Phenom's have never used one but I hear they are great. I do not use any heavy addons except Manhattan X where I pull around 17fps on Dense and little traffic. In NL-2000 I get around 39-40 fps. I am using Carenado aircrafts on everything full except water. FSX likes core speeds, and I think the i5 and i7 are much better Overclockers. Overall the specs seems good but try getting the 880 / 890 chipset , the 790 is getting outdated.


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I am not going to start an Intel / AMD war , but I have been with AMD since ages of course they had there share of problems. But almost everyone here says get the i5 or and i7. I personally have an Athlon II X3 445 OCed 3.87 ghz and it is running very well ,know nothing about the Phenom's have never used one but I hear they are great. I do not use any heavy addons except Manhattan X where I pull around 17fps on Dense and little traffic. In NL-2000 I get around 39-40 fps. I am using Carenado aircrafts on everything full except water. FSX likes core speeds, and I think the i5 and i7 are much better Overclockers. Overall the specs seems good but try getting the 880 / 890 chipset , the 790 is getting outdated.
It's not only that Sandy Bridge (I5 2500K & I7 2600K) overclocks higher. This Intel vs AMD topic has been beaten to death (is there a forum out there where it hasn't? :P)A 4GHz 2500K/2600K is much faster than a 4GHz Phenom II (about a 40%), and Phenom II @ 4GHz is faster than an Athlon II @ 4GHz It all comes comes down to whether you are wiling to pay an extra 100 - 150$, (which is only about the 10-20% of the total budget), for almost twice the performance or not. FSX is CPU bound, skimping on the CPU is the last thing you want to do

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It's not only that Sandy Bridge (I5 2500K & I7 2600K) overclocks higher. This Intel vs AMD topic has been beaten to death (is there a forum out there where it hasn't? tongue.png)A 4GHz 2500K/2600K is much faster than a 4GHz Phenom II (about a 40%), and Phenom II @ 4GHz is faster than an Athlon II @ 4GHz It all comes comes down to whether you are wiling to pay an extra 100 - 150$, (which is only about the 10-20% of the total budget), for almost twice the performance or not. FSX is CPU bound, skimping on the CPU is the last thing you want to do
I know that the higher end Intel CPU's are much better against the Phenom. If a person is looking for a mid-range cost effective than I would stick with the Phenoms. As to the cost here in India between the Phenom and the i7 is like this Phenom 9,700 INR i7 17k-18k INR.Honestly I am pulling very good framerates on my Athlon X3. Then again it all comes down to the budget. If I had a high budget then yes I would have gone for an i7.

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I know that the higher end Intel CPU's are much better against the Phenom. If a person is looking for a mid-range cost effective than I would stick with the Phenoms. As to the cost here in India between the Phenom and the i7 is like this Phenom 9,700 INR i7 17k-18k INR.Honestly I am pulling very good framerates on my Athlon X3.Then again it all comes down to the budget. If I had a high budget then yes I would have gone for an i7.
how much is the I5 2500K? now THAT is cost effective biggrin.png

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how much is the I5 2500K? now THAT is cost effective biggrin.png
What is the $ pricing for the i5 2500k ? And is it a Sandy Bridge ?

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What is the $ pricing for the i5 2500k ? And is it a Sandy Bridge ?
Yes, it is. It's the same as the I7 2600K, but without Hyperthreading (completely useless for FSX) and 6MB of L3 cache instead of 8MB. You get the same gaming performance for $100 less

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Yes, it is. It's the same as the I7 2600K, but without Hyperthreading (completely useless for FSX) and 6MB of L3 cache instead of 8MB. You get the same gaming performance for $100 less
Aha Ok.

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ironmaiden, have a look at this: http://shop.ebay.in/...6.c0.m270.l1313
Ok. The difference between a Phenom 1090 is around 2000 k and i5 2600 then it is justified to go for an i5 2600k. But comparing it against an i7 (18000 k / 19000 k ) for and a person having a limited then I would go for the Phenom.

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Yes, justified, surely... i5 2500K, not i5 2600K Whistle.gif

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Yes, justified, surely... i5 2500K, not i5 2600K Whistle.gif
ok didn't know there is also a 2500k.

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But comparing it against an i7 (18000 k / 19000 k ) for and a person having a limited then I would go for the Phenom.
IM, again. I7 2600K = I5 2500K for gaming

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IM, again. I7 2600K = I5 2500K for gaming
Oh OK.

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