Move to AMD 1055T or not?

Hello everyone,

I have just seen the AMD 1055T and was pretty impressed with it. A good cpu clock, good l2/l3 cache and 6 cores all for a very good price. I was wondering if it would be worth upgrading to this computer

The things I do on the computer is playing games, recording gameplay (I use WeGame and Fraps), Photoshop, video editing/rendering, maybe 3d rendering soon.

Would it be a big performance increase if I change my hardware from this

Current Hardware:
Gigabyte EP31-DS3l
CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 3.20 GHz
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vapour X 1024 MBs
Patriot 4GB DDR2 800MHz Viper Extreme Performance (2x2GB)

To this

New Hardware:
Asus M4A89GTD Pro (/USB 3)
AMD Phenom II 1055T
OCZ 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vapour X 1024 MBs

I'd probably sell my RAM and CPU if it works out to be a good enough performance increase, I may find different motherboard that supports DDR2 RAM but also supports the AM3 socket and 6 core cpus and crossfire if I can. If I were to upgrade my CPU to the i3, i5 or i7 I'd have to get a new motherboard anyway so might be worth going AMD with this processor?

Thanks very much for any help
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  1. Hi.

    U won't see a big performance increase since adobe applications can't use more that 3 cores and only few games can use 4 cores.

    What are the advantages? more future proof with AMD and DDR3.
  2. I disagree. Video editing & rendering will definitely see a performance jump.
    On the other hand, it might be wise to wait until Intel's latest offerings, or AMD's bulldozer next year.
  3. I think I will wait before upgrading then, but when I do upgrade I'd need to get a new motherboard anyway, so I thought why not go AMD since that seemed like a nice CPU for a reasonable price. And I shall wait till the next releases and see what happens.

    Thanks
  4. ksampanna said:
    I disagree. Video editing & rendering will definitely see a performance jump.
    On the other hand, it might be wise to wait until Intel's latest offerings, or AMD's bulldozer next year.


    The Q9400 performs a little better that X4 955 and even the X4 965 if u keep in mind that the X4 965 performs very similar to the 1055T and even in some case better that the 1090T Why change the Q9400?
  5. saint19 said:
    The Q9400 performs a little better that X4 955 and even the X4 965 if u keep in mind that the X4 965 performs very similar to the 1055T and even in some case better that the 1090T Why change the Q9400?


    The Q9400 performs better in what? Links?
  6. Best Gaming CPU: $130-$190

    The Core 2 Quad line isn't as strong as Intel's lone Lynnfield-based Core i5 model, but the older processors certainly aren't slouches either. On a clock-for-clock basis, the Core 2 Quad tends to perform a little bit better than AMD's Phenom II X4.

    This CPU is a strong competitor for the Phenom II X4 955 and will overclock well, despite its locked CPU multiplier. Even in the face of a somewhat low stock clock, 6 MB of shared L2 cache and a speedy 1,333 MT/s front side bus help the chip compete aggressively for less than $200.
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