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June 20, 2010 5:05:27 AM

whats the best gaming amd cpu? i think the Amd phenom II 955 X4 is the best what are you opinions?

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June 20, 2010 5:18:04 AM

Phenom II X6 1090
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June 20, 2010 5:48:55 AM

ahm12 said:
Phenom II X6 1090

The Phenom II x6 1090 is a great CPU but for gaming the 955, 965BE's are your best bet for gaming since most games can barely take advantage of more then 3 cores.
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June 20, 2010 8:11:55 AM

It's not so much about the cores the game uses, as the background ups.
If you are gaming while encoding while IMing while running anti-virus, and anti-spyware, the 6 cores come in handy.
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June 20, 2010 8:53:07 AM

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition



Overclock it to at least 3.5 and your solid... Plenty resources for gaming and overhead for background processes.

Well I'll go ahead and add (since this is to be "The Best"), I look for bang for the buck... with money in mind... i say the X3.. :-)
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June 20, 2010 11:38:28 AM

endyen said:
It's not so much about the cores the game uses, as the background ups.
If you are gaming while encoding while IMing while running anti-virus, and anti-spyware, the 6 cores come in handy.


Yeah but who in the real world actually does that? If you're encoding you'll want EVERY core at your disposal to do it. And how exactly do you IM while playing a game?

And I'm sorry, but if you have decent anti-malware software (i.e. not the McAfee and Norton commerical shite) then they don't take up enough system resources to warrant having their own core.


Personally, it's the Phenom II X4 955 BE for me - cheap, massive overclocking potential and 4 cores is enough for games. If you're on a budget get the Athlon II equivalent because the lack of L3 cache doesn't make any tangible difference.
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