Phenom II x6 CPU's

Hello,
Should I buy a 1050T or a 1090T, Is the performance gain going to be noticeable for gaming when Im running an AMAZE HD5970?
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  1. I'd just get the 1050T if I were you. If you feel you need a bit more performance you can overclock it to 3.4ghz or higher, that shouldn't be a problem :)
  2. Soldier_Boy said:
    Hello,
    Should I buy a 1050T or a 1090T, Is the performance gain going to be noticeable for gaming when Im running an AMAZE HD5970?

    I agree with jenny, the 1050T should be good enough for games, overclocking will help if you want more performance ;) .
  3. You'll bottleneck a 5970 with any AMD cpu btw, unless you play on a 30"or use eyefinity.

    That asside, for games i'd go for the easier-to-oc 955BE. You only need 4 cores for games.
  4. Raidur said:
    You'll bottleneck a 5970 with any AMD cpu btw

    :heink:
  5. yannifb said:
    :heink:


    +1
  6. Raidur said:
    You'll bottleneck a 5970 with any AMD cpu btw, unless you play on a 30"or use eyefinity.


    :heink:

    Proof?
  7. Raidur said:
    You'll bottleneck a 5970 with any AMD cpu btw, unless you play on a 30"or use eyefinity.

    That asside, for games i'd go for the easier-to-oc 955BE. You only need 4 cores for games.



    I simply think this statement is way, way, way off base.
  8. The first part yeah. The 2nd no.

    I would def pick the 955 c3 stepping over the 1050t. Hell its hard not to pick the 955 over ANY chip gaming wise at the moment. That is all the cpu you need to play games and also have a great system for other work as well.
  9. Raidur said:
    You'll bottleneck a 5970 with any AMD cpu btw, unless you play on a 30"or use eyefinity.

    That asside, for games i'd go for the easier-to-oc 955BE. You only need 4 cores for games.


    Not exactly. It depends on the game and settings. Two articles to look at

    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_5870_crossfire_cpu_scaling_performance_part_1,2.html

    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/cpu_scaling_with_the_radeon_hd_5970,2.html

    Without AA or AF, yes the CPU may be the bottleneck, but if you're buying a 5970 you're probably going to want AA and AF. For the second part, yes for most games adding another two cores does very little.
  10. megamanx00 said:
    Not exactly. It depends on the game and settings. Two articles to look at

    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_5870_crossfire_cpu_scaling_performance_part_1,2.html

    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/cpu_scaling_with_the_radeon_hd_5970,2.html

    Without AA or AF, yes the CPU may be the bottleneck, but if you're buying a 5970 you're probably going to want AA and AF. For the second part, yes for most games adding another two cores does very little.


    Notice that the benchmarks showing AMD matching are 25x16, not only AA/AF. As I said if you use a 30" or eyefinity (meaning a resolution >=25x16) you'll be fine.

    I'm sorry if it seems like I'm trolling, I just can't imagine pairing a first rate GPU with a 2nd rate less performing (in most gaming circumstances) CPU. Just trying to be informative. :)

    If it was a 5870 i'd be Phenom II all the way.

    @warmon

    Proof is in megaman's first link.
  11. Everyone seemed to agree with me here.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/278916-28-proper-phenom-review-5870-crossfire-finally

    I was told it was "common knowledge".
  12. Raidur said:
    Everyone seemed to agree with me here.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/278916-28-proper-phenom-review-5870-crossfire-finally

    I was told it was "common knowledge".


    Guess not with me :lol:
  13. Thanks for all your replies guys, I ended up going for this system......
    ASUS 26" monitor 1920x1200 (up from a LG 22" 1680x1050)
    ASUS M4AGTDPRO Motherboard (up from a Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P)
    AMD Phenom II 1090T BE (Up from a Phenom II 940 BE)
    4GB Corsair 1600Mhz RAM DDR3 (Up from 4GB 1066Mhz Kingstom RAM DDR2)
    Sapphire HD5870 (Up from a Galaxy GTX280)
    Antec 1200 Case (Up from a Icute Mid tower)
    Antec CP-1000W PSU (Up from a Apower 1200W PSU)
    1TB 7200RPM HDD (same)
    Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler (up from stanard)
    Dominator RAM Cooler (NIL beofre)
    Win 7 64 Bit HP (Vista HP 64 Bit)
    Cyber Snipa Warboard Keyboard
    Logitech G9X Laser gaming mouse

    Got all this delivered for $2726 AUD.

    What are your thoughts on this sytem? Bear in mind I intend to buy another HD5870 later on, add another 4GB Ram later and another 1TB HDD for RAID set up. This will most likey be towards the end of the year.
  14. ^ Looks nice but I'd have added a boot SSD in that price range..
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