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In the need for speed which is the higher provider of such? The number of cores in a processor or the Ghz? For instance, a comparison;

MSI P67A-C43 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard Bundle

MSI P67A-C43 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard and Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz Quad-Core Unlocked CPU and Patriot Viper II 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 Dual Channel and Seagate Barracuda 1TB Low Power Hard Driv Bundle

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AMD Phenom II 1055T Six Core Processor - Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMD

CPU Type: Desktop

Processor Interface: Socket AM3

Processor Class: Phenom II

Processor Speed: 1055T / 2.80GHz

Cores: Six

L2 Cache: 3MB

L3 Cache: 6MB

Bus Speed: 2000MHz (4000 MT/s)

Fan: Included

Wattage: 125W

Unlocked Multiplier: No

Instruction Set:

 

The intel processor has only 2 cores as opposed to the AMD's 6, but the intel has 3.30 GHz of speed while the AMD has only 2.80 GHz. And the intel is overclock capable.

 

One good thing about having to save my allowance for this next machine is that by the time I'm able to lay down the cash the higher end hardware will be down to a reachable price.

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