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AMD Phenom II X4 920 vs. Intel Core i7 920 Processor

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Can anybody please compare and contrast these two processors:

AMD Phenom II X4 920 Quad Core Processor HDX920XCGIBOX - 2.80GHz, 6MB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Deneb, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket AM2+, Processor with Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4330962&sku=CP1-AM2-920

Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield, Retail, Proces
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4240166&sku=CP1-I7-920

In particular, I'm looking for comparisons on the following topics:
        1) Performance as far as gaming is concerned
        2) Differences in features on motherboards
        3) Price difference

The AMD cpu is cheaper, and the AMD mobos are much cheapter than the Intel counterparts, but I notice the AMD mobos also don't support DDR3 ram...
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DDR3 is available on both platforms. It depends on the motherboard chipset.

Here's a link showing some DDR3 testing.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/triple-channel-ddr3-i7,2128.html

Remember the AMD Phenom series was not intended to compete with the i7 series, AMD had the Core2Duo series in mind.

But, usually you get the most bang for the buck with AMD in my opinion.
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... by the way, you CAN get reasonably priced Core i7 motherboards.   This is an excellent motherboard for under $200 ($184.99 w/rebate):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375
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