ok i have a Phenom X4 955 3.2ghz for a build but im still considering getting an X6 1055T 2.8ghz, my build is basically my gaming rig and video/audio conversions so wich would be a better build regardless of the $40 price difference?
if they will work the same in games i dont really mind paying the extra $40 since the 2 extra cores can work with the video conversions i do, im fine with them working at the same level when it comes to gaming
I have a Gigabyte 4gb full tower rig with an ATI 4650 video card and four hard drives for 3tb of total storage running the Phenom 955 and was very happy with it. I don't really play any games as I built this rig mainly for video editing using Pinnacle Studio 14.
I was very happy with it although I had a lot of problems with OCZ DDR3 1600mhz and RAM. It would only work at 1066 mhz and took me a while to figure it out. It was crazy because I had issues with lock-ups and restarts before I figured out that this RAM would only work at 1066 with my setup.
I switched to Corsair, which initially worked at 1600 mhz then when I switched pairs because of a much better price, it would only work at 1333 mhz.
I bought the Phenom x6 1055 from Tiger Direct at a fantastic price and popped it in. I updated the bios before making the upgrade. I changed processors and had to drop the RAM speed to 1066 again. It had been very stable and there is definitely a noticeable speed increase over the 955.
Basically, if you have the 955 now, don't upgrade. If you have a choice of the two, get the 1055. You will be happy.
BTW, Intel is faster but the price is not worth it unless you get it for free.