Which of these CPUs is best for 3d software rendering? 2500K or 1100T

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Hi, I'm building a new system because trying to work on an athlon x2 240 involves too much self harm.

I have been reading around, and it seems that the 2500K is generally better in all regards despite having 2 less cores.

My main priority is rendering time in max, so regarding that, which cpu would be the better buy?

Thanks
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I will be using 3ds max, and several adobe programs. When I said "My main priority is rendering time in max" I meant "rendering time in 3ds max" sorry about that.
 

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*sigh*

I was afraid the 1100T would come out on top, I spent ages researching the right motherboard to get with the 2500K now I gotta start again :/

You wouldn't happen to know an AMD board that is the equivilent to the G1-Sniper M3?
 

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The 1100T is only faster by a very small amount. You could still go with the 2500K or 3570K. That's what I'd do.
 

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It was on a british website (I'm in england), I would give you the link my brother seems to have cleared my history, sorry I can't find it, but just googling it seems to give me a lot of options.

I will be sticking with intel though, AMD just seems like cheaper tech.
 

wr6133

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Decent board that won't break the bank

http://www.cclonline.com/product/60859/GA-990XA-UD3/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-990XA-UD3-Socket-AM3-Motherboard/MBD0167/

The 1100T is only faster by a very small amount. You could still go with the 2500K or 3570K. That's what I'd do.

I love this when the Intel fanboi's find their CPU is 1FPS better in a game they scream from the rooftops how it owns everything and you should consider nothing else but here where their golden idol is clearly beaten by an AMD its dismissed as "small".

Well if your doing ALOT of rendering that "small difference" will soon add up to a large difference.
 

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That's true actually, a six hour render (on the 1100T) would take about 50 minutes longer on the 2500K.

Could you recommend me a different board? I was planning on getting the GA-Z77X-UD3H which is £130, because I plan on overclocking to the max and that board can get the best intel cpu up to 4.7ghz, so do you know an AMD equivalent?

Damn it, I can't find the 1100T from that site I had before, it was only £130, maybe a little less.

 

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The board I linked I currently use with a Phenom II X6 clocked up to 4GHZ its a good board. AMD boards generally just cost less and give more there are pricier ones out there like these

http://www.cclonline.com/product/62749/GA-990FXA-UD3/Motherboards/Gigabyte-990FXA-UD3-Motherboard/MBD0184/

http://www.cclonline.com/product/60857/GA-990FXA-UD5/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-990FXA-UD5-Socket-AM3-Motherboard/MBD0165/

Those 2 are largely aimed at the extreme gaming market, the cheaper 990xa-ud3 will allow you to OC just as well (and it even supports SLi if you decide to game)
 

childofthetao

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Mitunch: That's a 1090T, and that price is... well, I'm speechless at that price LOL I'm not paying almost £300 for a 1090T when I found an 1100T for £130 a few days ago.

Why the hell are 100T's so rare? How does that make sense? I'm quite annoyed by this, I literally have no choice but to get a different CPU. Why are they so rare, does anyone know?
 

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it happens lol
 

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1045T I believe has a locked multiplier hence it being cheap the limited ability to OC it means it's not that desirable. The 1090T though has an unlocked multiplier so that one could be clocked to or beyond 1100T specs.

Unlocked Thubans 1100T, 1090T & 960T are getting rare hence the high prices in some places, demand is still high on them and people try to cash in.
 

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ya, i know about the locked multi's, just putting the idea out there since the BE Phenoms are in such short supply. have owned a couple athlon x3's & phenom x4, all where capable of hitting 3.7+ even on a cheapo asrock board with 4+1 voltage regulation. the 1045t could be just as capable, maybe even more so of overlclocking than the 1100t, you never know, it's just luck of the draw that you get a decent chip.
 

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Heres a great mobo i have it and the 1100t OCd to 4ghz

Asus M5A99X EVO, AMD 990X, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX
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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a99x-evo-amd-990x-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-(x16)-atx

If your OCing i recc this cooler aswell.

Be Quiet Dark Rock PRO BK016 CPU Cooler for All Intel & AMD CPU
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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-quiet!-dark-rock-pro-bk016-cpu-cooler-socket-lga775-1155-1156-1366-2011-am2-am2plus-am3-754-940

Good luck finding the 1100t.
 

childofthetao

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Good luck indeed, I will be happy with either an 1100T or a 1090T, but actually finding somewhere that has them in stock AND at a normal price will take more luck than I currently have it seems.

I didn't realize that the 1100T and the 1090T were practically identical :/

That's a good looking board there uther, I was going to get the Sabertooth but I think I'll save myself 20 quid and go for that one.



 

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