So, I got the 955 a while ago, like a week ago. Then I bought the 1055T yesterday because it was a really nice deal. (130 bucks)
Now I don't know which one to keep. I don't think I use a lot of applications that even utilize 4 cores let alone 6... So I don't know. The x6 is clocked lower @ 2.8 ghz while the x4 is at 3.2 ghz. BE I don't care too much about, since I'll most likely barely overclock by like .4 ghz at most. I plan to run dual monitors- a 23" at 1920x1080 and a 17" at 1280x1024 or something.
I usually play games, surf the net, run Photoshop, edit a few videos using Premiere and AfterEffects, and I constantly run Dropbox, Steam, Coretemp, Roboform, and Kaspersky Anti-virus. Also I'm gonna use a 5770 and 4gb of RAM with this setup.
Plus, if I sell the x6, then I will gain about 60 dollars in profit, which is good.
So which one should I stick with?
I'm personally thinking of the x4 because of the higher clock speed and profit I'll gain from selling the x6.
it sounds like you multitask quite a bit, and so i would recommend staying with the X6. If you believe the small difference in clocks is hurting your performance, I would suggest OCing it back up to 3.2GHz, which it should be able to do easily on close to stock voltage.
There is a list of benchmarks so you can compare it. If you plan to do more video/media editing than the X6 would be the better choice. If you game more than the X4 would be the better choice and you can possibly upgrade your GPU for a better gaming experience.
ehhh the x6 is gonna be coming in on monday. I have all the parts, including the 955 CPU. I can't wait haha, I'm just gonna go with what I have, and then maybe I'll sell the used 955 with the 1055's HSF.