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Phenom II X4 955 Gaming

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March 16, 2010 3:54:41 PM

i previously had the E5200 dual core 2.8Ghz

the games i played were

With E5200+2GB DDR2 677

Frames per second(FPS)used fraps(all Games at max X2 AA)
Call of duty 4 MW - 36 AVG
call of duty 6 MW2 - 30 AVG
Grand theft auto - 12 AVG(no AA high settings)
prototype - 26 AVG
assain creed - 23.3 AVG
battle field badcompany 2 - 26 AVG

With phenom IIX4 955BE OC to 3.8GHz+4GB DDR2 800

Frames per second(FPS)used fraps(all games at max X2 AA)
Call of duty 4 MW - 61 AVG
call of duty 6 MW2 - 56 AVG
Grand theft auto - 32 AVG(no AA highest settings 30 VD)
prototype - 47 AVG
assain creed - 39.7 AVG
battle field badcompany 2 - 46 AVG

955BE OC to 3.8GHz - 13639 cpu score in 3d mark vantage
955BE 3.2Ghz - 13268 cpu score in 3d mark vantage

i would recommend the phenom IIx4 for great performance in games and apps
it overclocks like cheese so its a perfect CpU

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March 16, 2010 4:04:49 PM

So upgadingz ma athlon 3200+ to dat phenom IIx4 with my radeon 1600XT will increase ma frames to that in cod 6 and 4?

But seriously, what graphics card are you using?
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March 16, 2010 5:39:21 PM

enzo matrix said:
So upgadingz ma athlon 3200+ to dat phenom IIx4 with my radeon 1600XT will increase ma frames to that in cod 6 and 4?

But seriously, what graphics card are you using?


He is using 9800GT 1GB

But yes that is very big increase in fps in some nearly twice (i don't count GTA4 cos it WANTS a quad core:)  so increase by 20fps, from 12 to 32 isn't that stunning)

edit - but he also did a RAM upgrade. So i think that increase is normal ( if he's using vista or win7 )
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March 17, 2010 10:22:00 AM

lols i also tried using a 2gb 677 ddr2 ram it gave me

Call of duty 4 MW - 60 AVG
call of duty 6 MW2 - 52 AVG
Grand theft auto - 28 AVG(no AA highest settings 30 VD)
prototype - 43 AVG
assain creed - 38.3 AVG
battle field badcompany 2 - 45 AVG

soon i plan to upgrade me gpu to 5870 1 gb in may then i would get back to you all with new fps

the main diff was with my oc in processor

before oc with 4 GB ddr2 677

Call of duty 4 MW - 58 AVG
call of duty 6 MW2 - 54 AVG
Grand theft auto - 27 AVG(no AA highest settings 30 VD)
prototype - 41 AVG
assain creed - 33 AVG
battle field badcompany 2 - 42 AVG
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March 17, 2010 12:39:05 PM

Yeah! the X4 955 BE is a beast! Right now one of the very best CPUs for gaming!!!

Am buying one for my new gaming rig!!!
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March 17, 2010 3:10:02 PM

go on i enjoy life with my phenom II

cheers amd

but i know the I7 is good but its just not worth spening on it
i would go for a better Gpu and save money
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March 17, 2010 8:06:44 PM

Cool. What are your framerates with different clockspeeds of the CPU?
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March 18, 2010 12:39:26 AM

3.3Ghz

Call of duty 4 MW - 58 AVG
call of duty 6 MW2 - 56 AVG
Grand theft auto - 28 AVG(no AA highest settings 30 VD)
prototype - 41 AVG
assain creed - 33 AVG
battle field badcompany 2 - 43 AVG
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March 18, 2010 12:41:05 AM

3.6Ghz

Call of duty 4 MW - 58 AVG
call of duty 6 MW2 - 56 AVG
Grand theft auto - 29 AVG(no AA highest settings 30 VD)
prototype - 42 AVG
assain creed - 34 AVG
battle field badcompany 2 - 44 AVG
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March 18, 2010 12:42:34 AM

At 4 Ghz(tested only once)

Frames per second(FPS)used fraps(all games at max X2 AA)
Call of duty 4 MW - 63 AVG
call of duty 6 MW2 - 57 AVG
Grand theft auto - 34 AVG(no AA highest settings 40 VD)
prototype - 48.3 AVG
assain creed - 40.5 AVG
battle field badcompany 2 - 47 AVG
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March 18, 2010 2:13:04 AM

Cool, not to mention you have some nice games too :D 
The PhII is a beast of a cpu for games, i love it. I usually dont play games at 3.8 ghz though, i usually play at 3.4 ghz with an undervolt to 1.2vcore so it runs cooler and faster than stock
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March 18, 2010 3:03:06 AM

Best watt per performance for those is 3.6 just in case :p 
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March 26, 2010 4:11:21 PM

so i would say Quad prove to be good in new games
overclocking gives a little boost
but stocks are more reliable
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March 26, 2010 9:04:29 PM

king game said:
so i would say Quad prove to be good in new games
overclocking gives a little boost
but stocks are more reliable


Werxen is right though. You dont neeed any voltage increase for 3.6ghz, and it gives a pretty decent (its noticeable too) performance boost.
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March 26, 2010 9:04:53 PM

king game said:
so i would say Quad prove to be good in new games
overclocking gives a little boost
but stocks are more reliable

Reliable? What do you mean? In what way?
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March 26, 2010 9:09:23 PM

You'll notice more of a boost from OCing once you upgrade that GPU. Then you'll have one sweet system. :) 

Gratz on the upgrade!
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March 31, 2010 11:33:27 AM

enzo matrix said:
Reliable? What do you mean? In what way?


overcloking isnt always the same overcloking too much can damage the processor and the mobo
and also reduces a gpu or cpus life
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March 31, 2010 9:36:51 PM

king game said:
overcloking isnt always the same overcloking too much can damage the processor and the mobo
and also reduces a gpu or cpus life

This is why you test stability with prime95 for 8 hours and never put the voltage past the specs.

I got confused because I thought you were comparing stock to a good overclock, not to an irresponsible overclock.
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March 31, 2010 11:27:31 PM

I just picked up the same processor and I couldn't believe the performance boost I got from games when going from the Athlon II 64 5600+ processor.
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April 9, 2010 2:54:24 PM

Just got My HD5850 now

its pure evil and great i will soon give my fps in
GTA4
CODMW2
CODWAW
Dragon origins
Crysis
farcry 1,2
Assasin's Creed 2
Halo 2
mass effect 2
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April 10, 2010 3:50:23 AM

Let me know when you get your FPS, I really want to know what you get in Battlefield BC2.

Im runing an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @2.3ghz with ATI Radeon 4890HD with 4GB DDR2.

Im going to upgrade my CPU to a faster quad core and RAM to DDR3 in the next months.

I am torn between i7 or Phenom 965.

I get 45fps average in Battlefield currently.
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April 10, 2010 8:33:08 AM

xxenergyxx said:
Let me know when you get your FPS, I really want to know what you get in Battlefield BC2.

Im runing an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @2.3ghz with ATI Radeon 4890HD with 4GB DDR2.

Im going to upgrade my CPU to a faster quad core and RAM to DDR3 in the next months.

I am torn between i7 or Phenom 965.

I get 45fps average in Battlefield currently.



Depends on your needs. If you go mainly for gaming and multitasking, the X4 965 and dual DDR3 will do the job with no slowdowns.

But if you look on maaad pro-formance and and running many (and i mean MANY:) ) apps in the background while you play CPU intensive game like BFBC2 then you should go for i7 and tripple channel DDR3.

I think when you are in really heeaavy fight in BFBC2 with all settings maxed out the usage of an i7 920 goes up to 45-50% (i have read that somewhere)
But that might depend on your screen res though.
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April 10, 2010 2:04:57 PM

If you ask me you dont need to upgrade at all your quad core is just good

the upgrade Scheme

Dual Core E5200 - Core2Duo or Quad core,Phenom II
Core2Duo - Quad core,Phenom II
Quad core - i7 if you are insane

and DDR3 is similar to DDR2 you wont notice anything.but DDR3 is far more ENERGY
eff.

let me know your RESolution
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April 11, 2010 6:49:25 AM

I play with settings on HIGH at 1920x1080 resolution connected via HDMI into a 23" Acer LCD monitor.

Like I said, with a Core 2 Quad @ 2.3ghz, ATI 4890 HD Saphire Vapor X, and 4 GB DDR2 800....

I'm managing a stable middle 40's FPS in these settings.

So you don't think I should upgrade? I had a Phenom II x4 955 + Gigabyte GA-790XTA combo. in mind....

But let me know, I don't want to spend money if the core 2 quad is similiar to the Phenom and if DDR2 is similiar to DDR3, I will just wait till later. Thanks!
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April 11, 2010 7:24:21 AM

Try overclocking your CPU before deciding to upgrade. A single 4890 isn't too hard to keep up with.

What settings do you use in BFBC2? DX9? AA?

Bad Company 2 is pretty demanding with the right eye candies turned on. It can make my system chug (not really chug, but I'm picky with my FPS/smoothness on these first person shooters) with 8x AA on DX10, so I suffice with 4 (sadly). :) 

If you do decide to upgrade, Phenom II is great for the price. Kind of hard to recommend someone to upgrade from 775 to AM3 considering Core2Quad (yorksfield) still leads AMD (slightly) when you OC if you can find one for a decent price. But Phenom II is still good, and are priced fantastically.
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April 11, 2010 8:39:53 AM

I think you should wait for Phenom II X6. It will be released in may, or early june i think.
It won't have THAT high prices. Hey, it's a hexa core CPU, and Intel's i7 980x is 1000$ ( at some places even 1200$! :??:  )
I think the prices will be +/- 300$
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April 11, 2010 2:06:03 PM

unknown_13 said:

I think when you are in really heeaavy fight in BFBC2 with all settings maxed out the usage of an i7 920 goes up to 45-50% (i have read that somewhere)
But that might depend on your screen res though.


My CPU usage per the Riva Tuner osd hits about 45-60% using a 955/GTX275 19x12 combo. A lot of the time I see the GPU actually hit the 99% wall but in firefights it might back off a little (CPU still around 60%). I have seen claims from SLI/CF users that their 4 core will wall around 75% with a dual GPU sol. If the game would use full CPU juice, I'm sure it'd be GPU bound.
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