I have the 9950 BE and im thinking of upgrading to the phenom II 940. Im just curious if it is going to give me a noticeable difference for gaming. my specs are
phenom 9950 @2.8ghz
HD 4870 gpu
OCZ platinum 800mhz x 8 gigs
antec 650w psu
asus M3A78-t mobo
i know the 955 is out now and my mobo is compatible with it but not wanting to spend the extra $80 for it over the 940. my benchmark with 3dmark vantage is around 8800 which is pathetic imo. i feel like my cpu is bottlenecking me right now which is why im wanting to upgrade but if its going to me a minimal diffrence ill just spend the money on another HD 4870 and run crossfire.
Thanks for the input. I went today to micro center to get the 940 but they sold it minutes before i got there. so i broke down and bought the 955. so far its nice...i have yet to test it while gaming. now im trying to figure out how these people with the same card as myself are getting 15000+ gpu scores on 3dmark.
i believe it was 3dmark vantage that i was seeing the exact card i have doubling my score. Im only getting around 8800 while they are getting ~15000. are they changing there FSB speeds to up the score?