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Phenom 965 better in games than the 1055T

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September 4, 2010 11:48:27 PM

PC Format have an interesting feature on the latest and greatest CPUs this month.

Their article considers all users, not just gamers. They ran a wide range of benchmarking tests to see what came out on top.


Now...although they recommend the Phenom X6 1055T...their tests show that the X4 965 performs better for gamers.


Does this sound right?

Ok so 6 cores vs 4 sounds better...but it seems it's not all about cores and size...


Thoughts?

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a c 203 à CPUs
September 4, 2010 11:54:06 PM

It's probably more about 4 cores @ 3.4Ghz and 6 cores @ 2.8Ghz.
Did they cover overclocking at all? That can swing things around if both CPUs end up running @ ~3.8Ghz.
September 4, 2010 11:59:03 PM

Yep

Overclocking performance:

1055T = 3.65

965 = 4.1


Also DX10 Performance:

1055T = 44

965 = 49



Similar trends throughout

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a c 863 à CPUs
September 5, 2010 12:04:29 AM

The X6 is going to do better at heavy multitasking though.
September 5, 2010 12:08:24 AM

Hmm cant decide what to do here...there's not a lot in the price

Do I get the 965 for the touch extra gaming grunt, or go for the 1055T to future proof and get the extra multi tasking ability...which I don't need a lot of?

I kinda wish there was a bigger difference in the price to make the decision for me.
a c 863 à CPUs
September 5, 2010 12:13:28 AM

If gaming is the main goal go with the 965 or even 955
September 5, 2010 12:17:10 AM

Yeah been reading into the 955/965 THING

Seems like it used to be a better choice to go for the 955 and overclock it to a 965.

But now they've brought out the 125W 965s, it seems to be better to go straight for the 965.
a c 863 à CPUs
September 5, 2010 2:56:51 AM

mrsav25 said:
Yeah been reading into the 955/965 THING

Seems like it used to be a better choice to go for the 955 and overclock it to a 965.

But now they've brought out the 125W 965s, it seems to be better to go straight for the 965.

Changes are that they are better binned and will overclock higher as well.
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