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Phenom II x 4 445 Vs Phenom II x 6 2055T

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May 6, 2010 12:40:49 PM

I am about to purchance I new motherboard and processor and so far Have narrowed it down to a
Phenom II x 4 945 @3.0Ghz, however for a little bit more I could get a Phenom II x 6 1055GT @ 2.8Ghz.

I will use the processor for gaming and team it up with my Radeon HD 5670, although I will upgrade to a HD 5850 in the furture.

It might be a stupid question but which one will be better? and will both of them last me for at least three years.

Thankyou for any advice/suggestions/answers. :p 
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May 6, 2010 2:44:09 PM

1. What is your budget?
2. Is gaming the main task i.e no rendering/encoding?
3. What resolution for games - HD 5670 i would take for say up to 1680 x 1050 strictly no AA/AF Prolly lower res hehe
4. Considered chipset choice? Have a long hard look at the Asrock 880G Extreme3 and its price : you'd be surprised :p 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3 x PCIex16 lanes
Back up IGP in case your discrete goes AWOL (and u still have a functional rig whilst awaiting RMA)
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May 6, 2010 2:48:41 PM

Have you considered the phenom II 965? 3.4GHz. Costs less than the 1055t but more than the 945.
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May 6, 2010 2:53:15 PM

Phenom II x4 955BE would be best and cheapest with its unlocked multi it can be overclocked with ease and will give same performance as the 965. But I would get the 1055T for its price and what you get you cant beat it.
May 6, 2010 3:45:50 PM

batuchka said:
1. What is your budget?
2. Is gaming the main task i.e no rendering/encoding?
3. What resolution for games - HD 5670 i would take for say up to 1680 x 1050 strictly no AA/AF Prolly lower res hehe
4. Considered chipset choice? Have a long hard look at the Asrock 880G Extreme3 and its price : you'd be surprised :p 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3 x PCIex16 lanes
Back up IGP in case your discrete goes AWOL (and u still have a functional rig whilst awaiting RMA)


Heya My budget is around £400-£500, and my main tasks are just internet use, watching TV and gaming etc.
I game at 1440 x 900 and I was asking because I saw this deal on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MOTHERBOARD-BUNDLE-2GB-AMD-1055T-...
You get:

AMD Phenom II x6 1055T 2.8GHz (SIX core)
2GB 800MHz RAM ( 1 x 2GB stick)
motherboard http://www.ciao.co.uk/ASRock_K10N78_motherboard_ATX_GeF...
500GB Sata 7200rmp 3.5"

I might want to get a case and psu out of that money but could stretch to £500 maybe, anymore suggestions?
May 6, 2010 3:47:46 PM

Forgot to say that that deal on ebay is £335
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May 6, 2010 8:37:50 PM

I can tell you that I have the X4 945 and its great. But I do more than game so I love having 4 cores. Personally, I would get the X6 if it only costs a little more. I can't see how a 200mhz difference would matter for gaming, especially considering how far ahead of the curve you would be with a 6 core cpu when games really start taking advantage of multi-core cpus.
May 7, 2010 7:25:56 AM

CooLWoLF said:
I can tell you that I have the X4 945 and its great. But I do more than game so I love having 4 cores. Personally, I would get the X6 if it only costs a little more. I can't see how a 200mhz difference would matter for gaming, especially considering how far ahead of the curve you would be with a 6 core cpu when games really start taking advantage of multi-core cpus.

Yeh thanks, I worked it out and there is a £24 difference in the two rigs that I want to build with the x6 obviously being more expensive. Yeh, think I will go for that, thanks for you help =)
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May 7, 2010 7:32:23 AM

I have also heard a fairly reliable rumor that the 1055 can be overclocked to 3.3 on the multiplier because the multiplier goes to 16.5 to allow for turbocore. And this is supposed to be accessible in the bios as well.
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May 7, 2010 10:28:22 AM

1. That Asrock shows no evidence of having a BIOS that supports the Thuban
http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=K10N78FullHD-hSL...
Request that ebay seller to post a CPU-Z shot showing the board running Thuban and also a link to a (prolly Beta) BIOS that states specifically Thuban support Sounds fishy to me to be honest

2. "just internet use, watching TV and gaming etc.
I game at 1440 x 900"

Get a prim and proper AM3/DDR3 800 series board as stated earlier
Go DDR3 platform as the sun is/has gone down on DDR2 platforms ^^
Anywhere from HD 5670/GTS 250/HD 5750 will be fine for 1440 x 900 gaming and AthlonII X3 4xx for chip?
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May 7, 2010 11:59:52 AM

batuchka said:

Get a prim and proper AM3/DDR3 800 series board as stated earlier
Go DDR3 platform as the sun is/has gone down on DDR2 platforms ^^
Anywhere from HD 5670/GTS 250/HD 5750 will be fine for 1440 x 900 gaming and AthlonII X3 4xx for chip?


+1.

To OP: And the Asrock is GF8200 chipset. Quite an old one. Go for at least a 790 chipset. Better if 890. The savings you have now on that combo may not be worth the later regret of having a dinosaur motherboard.
If you already have an AM2/AM2+ motherboard where you want to put a 1055T, its fine. But for a new mobo? Just Don't...
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