Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Whats the difference between the AMD 955 BE and the AMD 965 BE?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
June 14, 2010 12:15:34 AM

Title says it all. Please give me more descriptive details and I already know their stock clock speeds are different by .2GHz and their price by $20. Thanks in advance!

Best solution

a c 123 à CPUs
a b À AMD
June 14, 2010 12:20:26 AM
Share

Thats just it. There is nothing more. Just the small speed increase and price increase. In essence, a Phenom II X4 965BE is the same exact thing as a 955BE, just .2GHz faster and $20 bucks more.

Without the model number, you couldn't tell the difference between the two.
June 14, 2010 12:24:32 AM

In that case AMD was just looking to make a quick buck on a processor that has absolutely no noticeable performance difference than the 955...
Related resources
June 14, 2010 2:39:31 PM

You should probably reconsider your definition of "quick buick".

AMD
955 3.2Ghz $159.00
965 3.4Ghz $179.00

You get the honor of paying ten cents per extra Mhz.


Intel
i7-930 2.8Ghz $289.00
i7-950 3.06Ghz $559.00

You get the honor of paying a dollar per extra Mhz.


a b à CPUs
June 14, 2010 5:20:58 PM

keithlm said:
You should probably reconsider your definition of "quick buick".

AMD
955 3.2Ghz $159.00
965 3.4Ghz $179.00

You get the honor of paying ten cents per extra Mhz.


Intel
i7-930 2.8Ghz $289.00
i7-950 3.06Ghz $559.00

You get the honor of paying a dollar per extra Mhz.


You get a couple of multis. Not saying that makes the 950 anywhere near worth the premium, but the upgrade itself make more sense than the 965's C3 does.
June 14, 2010 5:27:59 PM

Intel fanboy.....-_- that was of no help whatsoever.
June 14, 2010 5:29:05 PM

Best answer selected by Juicycrapachino.
June 14, 2010 5:43:15 PM

Raidur said:
You get a couple of multis. Not saying that makes the 950 anywhere near worth the premium, but the upgrade itself make more sense than the 965's C3 does.


You just said that paying $270.00 for 260 Mhz makes more sense than paying $20.00 for 200Mhz. (Actually you said it wasn't worth it... then you said it makes more sense which means you are advocating it.)
a b à CPUs
June 15, 2010 8:27:48 AM

My point was that the 950 is actually giving something. I'm no advocating the premium, its absolutely ridiculous. Be it the 950 or the $900 975. They are actually giving you something (higher/unlocked multipliers), where as the 965 is just a higher stock clock for those afraid of changing a single setting in bios.

I would have made the same comment if the companies were switched. I'm no 'intel fanboy'. I'm just sick of keith's fanboyism. Someone made a comment about the 965 not being worth the premium so he bashes the 950?

I recommend twice as many AMD processors than I do intel.
June 15, 2010 2:24:02 PM

Raidur said:
My point was that the 950 is actually giving something. I'm no advocating the premium, its absolutely ridiculous. Be it the 950 or the $900 975. They are actually giving you something (higher/unlocked multipliers), where as the 965 is just a higher stock clock for those afraid of changing a single setting in bios.

I would have made the same comment if the companies were switched. I'm no 'intel fanboy'. I'm just sick of keith's fanboyism. Someone made a comment about the 965 not being worth the premium so he bashes the 950?

I recommend twice as many AMD processors than I do intel.


It's nice to see that pointing out the actual price of something is "bashing" it.

I guess pointing out that it doesn't have an unlocked multiplier would also be bashing it.

You have on many occasions proven you are definitely an Intel fanboy; you have again proven it in this thread. I'm tired of seeing people blinded by their unreasonable and irrational love for Intel. The i7-950 offers nothing more than a higher stock clock for a huge amount of additional money.

The additional $20.00 for the Ph 965 can easily be rationalized by anyone that might not want to mess with overclocking. The additional money for the i7-950 can't be so easily rationalized.
!