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Phenom II x2 550 + 2x5770 bottlenecked?

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December 25, 2009 9:44:53 AM

i was wondering if the phenom II x2 550 will bottleneck the 5770 in xfire mode...

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December 25, 2009 12:30:31 PM

It should bottleneck.Every modern computer is full of bottleneck.

All you have to do is to play on max settings and If the frames drop below 30-35 then OC your CPU.
Bottleneck depends on the app/game you run.
December 25, 2009 12:36:46 PM

in some applications/games, yes (ie GTA 4).
i dunno if the athlon 2 x4 will be slighty better because of +2 physical cores over your phenom 2.
also, i heard you can unlock the 2 cores of the phenom 2 x2. not quite sure. if you already have
your phenom, try researching to unlock it. if not, then at least get a quad core to limit your bottleneck issues.
good luck! happy holidays
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December 25, 2009 2:05:57 PM

thanks for the response..

im still planning between the 550be or the 620?

but ive red lots of reviews on the 550be that you can unlock the 2 cores.. but not sure..

or should i get the 620 wich is already a quad?
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December 25, 2009 3:25:28 PM

Ummm....Get the 620 IMO.
Cuz there is 25% chance that cores won't unlock on 550BE and there may be further stability issues due to unlocked cores.

620 is a good quad.Based on Phenom II architecture and OC pretty well.

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December 25, 2009 3:57:11 PM
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If it strictly for gaming go with the 550BE it has the L3 cache and is easy to overclock. If you are more into multitasking get the X4 620.
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December 25, 2009 10:50:35 PM

shubham1401 said:
Ummm....Get the 620 IMO.
Cuz there is 25% chance that cores won't unlock on 550BE and there may be further stability issues due to unlocked cores.

620 is a good quad.Based on Phenom II architecture and OC pretty well.



I would say greater than 25%. If you want a quad buy a quad period.
December 26, 2009 12:41:15 AM

this community really help..

thanks again guys..

i think i'll go with the 620.. i'm a multitasker and not quite a gamer..

thanks..
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