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April 24, 2010 9:04:54 AM

Hi all. My brother has a plan of building a new gaming rig. He doesn't want to upgrade it for 3-4 years (except Graphics card and RAM maybe). I had suggested him Phenom II X4 965 BE. But now pre-orders are ready with the X6 1055T costing nearly the same as 965 BE, is it gonna be better if I suggest him the 1055T?


Please give your opinions. Thanks in advance....

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April 24, 2010 10:29:35 AM

I think the Thuban but he should wait a little for some reviews and benchmarks. Also are there Thuban-ready mobos out there? You'll need one with the the newest BIOS, you can't update it unless you borrow a CPU that works on the mobo and then switch to Thuban.
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April 24, 2010 3:32:16 PM

if its just for gaming, the higher clocked quad will be better than the hexacore
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April 24, 2010 3:33:56 PM

The 1055T will cost 222.99 a 965BE is $189.99 but in reality the 955BE at $150 is the best with unlocked multiplier you can match performance of the 965 and beyond the 965 is really a pointless model since the 955BE can OC just as well and match its performance with a simple increase in the multiplier. So its about a $75 difference I dont see the prices of the quads going down since they raised the price of the 1055T from $199 to 222.99 I believe they did this so they wouldn't have to lower any of the existing quad cores prices.
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April 24, 2010 3:46:47 PM

purely for gaming the 955 BE would be a better choice... but for apps that use multi-cores like video encoding, editting, etc thuban would be a good choice... but i'd wait for the reviews before i say for sure...
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April 24, 2010 4:08:58 PM

If you plan on getting an aftermarket cooler and overclocking, then i would go for the 1055T because more and more games are going to start using more than 2 threads and he would benefit from having 6 cores in the future.

However, if you're just going to be using the stock cooler at stock speeds, the 965 or 955 is the way to go.
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April 24, 2010 5:07:39 PM

bige420 said:
If you plan on getting an aftermarket cooler and overclocking, then i would go for the 1055T because more and more games are going to start using more than 2 threads and he would benefit from having 6 cores in the future.

However, if you're just going to be using the stock cooler at stock speeds, the 965 or 955 is the way to go.



more and more games are utilizing more than 2 cores agreed.. but i don't see any change in moving from a four core to six core...
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April 24, 2010 6:56:31 PM

I guess it depends on what games hes going to be playing. Im sure within the next 3-4 years we'll be seeing alot more games supporting 4+ cores.
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April 25, 2010 6:31:53 AM

Thanks for your replies. As you guys have said, I'll ask him to wait for 3 days for the reviews to come out..
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April 25, 2010 6:54:23 AM

Everyone is forgetting that the 1055t has a TURBO mode which brings it to 3.3 ghz for gaming. The 955 and 965 don't. So if your NOT overclocking, the 1055t is the way to go. If you are overclocking, the 955 and 965 have unlocked multipliers so they would be the better choice.

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April 25, 2010 7:20:15 AM

Thanks. He's not gonna overclock until the cpu starts bottlenecking or atleast for a year. He doesn't know much about overclocking too. Does it boost to 3.3 GHz with 4 cores active or 2 cores?
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April 25, 2010 8:33:37 AM

1+ Everyone is forgetting that the 1055t has a TURBO mode which brings it to 3.3 ghz for gaming. The 955 and 965 don't. So if your NOT overclocking, the 1055t is the way to go. If you are overclocking, the 955 and 965 have unlocked multipliers so they would be the better choice.
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April 25, 2010 9:41:41 AM

spotless said:
1+ Everyone is forgetting that the 1055t has a TURBO mode which brings it to 3.3 ghz for gaming. The 955 and 965 don't. So if your NOT overclocking, the 1055t is the way to go. If you are overclocking, the 955 and 965 have unlocked multipliers so they would be the better choice.

That's cheating according to jennyh! :lol: 
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April 25, 2010 9:48:08 AM

vinay_venturas said:
Thanks. He's not gonna overclock until the cpu starts bottlenecking or atleast for a year. He doesn't know much about overclocking too. Does it boost to 3.3 GHz with 4 cores active or 2 cores?


Turboboost is supposed to use 3 cores.
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April 25, 2010 9:51:56 AM

@FALC0N:

Are you stalking me?
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April 25, 2010 10:27:20 AM

^ nah dude, he seems to be in evry discussion im in also, dude's just got alotta time on his hands
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April 25, 2010 8:14:40 PM

andy5174 said:
@FALC0N:

Are you stalking me?

:lol:  Well, not intentionally. .

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xaira:

^ nah dude, he seems to be in evry discussion im in also, dude's just got alotta time on his hands


I wish I had a lot of free time. :( 
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April 27, 2010 9:34:57 AM

What is this? There are a lot of differences between the benchmarks from one website to the other. I'm totally confused. Is there any website which has done the benchmarking of GTA IV?
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