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July 17, 2010 5:34:07 PM

Planing on building my pc. I am confusing about the price and performance of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban and AMD PHENOM BLACK x4 955

Both CPU are about the same price. I was thinking about hex core one since the price is about the same and I can get the extra performance out of it.



HEX CORE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quad Core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What do you guys think?

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July 17, 2010 6:29:20 PM

Err actually the link is for 965BE and is $20 cheaper but for me

Stock user/clock later : 955BE
Clock a.s.ap: 1055T :p 

That said elaborate what u use the machine for, budget, etc
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July 17, 2010 6:35:22 PM

Why not pay the extra $20 and overclock it to 3.5 (seems like many ppl easily get to this point)?

If the 1055T 95w version is coming soon (it is in Japan now) than maybe wait as that will overlcock very well due to a lower TDP.

Don't forget the 1055T has a turbo function that disables 3 of the 6 cores and overclocks the other 3. You can manually overclock overclock all 6 to a safe level and then use Turbo to push it farther without generating too much extra heat.

If it was a $50 difference than maybe get 955BE but for $20....
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July 17, 2010 6:35:52 PM

batuchka said:
Err actually the link is for 965BE and is $20 cheaper but for me

Stock user/clock later : 955BE
Clock a.s.ap: 1055T :p 

That said elaborate what u use the machine for, budget, etc




An machine that can last long in terms of performance and quality.
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July 17, 2010 6:38:37 PM

bpladirector said:
Why not pay the extra $20 and overclock it to 3.5 (seems like many ppl easily get to this point)?

If the 1055T 95w version is coming soon (it is in Japan now) than maybe wait as that will overlcock very well due to a lower TDP.

Don't forget the 1055T has a turbo function that disables 3 of the 6 cores and overclocks the other 3. You can manually overclock overclock all 6 to a safe level and then use Turbo to push it farther without generating too much extra heat.

If it was a $50 difference than maybe get 955BE but for $20....



Agree with you. WIth such a small price different, you could get a 6 core instead of 4. The more the better. Right??
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July 17, 2010 6:42:28 PM

IF I am not planing on OC, 125 w OR 95 W is not much different. RIght? ignoring the fact of higher electricity bill.
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July 17, 2010 6:42:52 PM

With a slight clock definitely
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July 17, 2010 6:46:33 PM

You do have another option though. You could get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... free shipping

Then you can upgrade to a better hexa core later. These Thuban chips are quite new and a new 95 version is coming soon (better). Who knows what else is coming soon.

I am saying go for the 1055T(125W) or go for a much cheaper chip, but don't go for an overpriced (yes it is when you consider overclocking potential of Thuban) x4, go for a cheap x4.

You might eve skip hexa and go for Bulldozer Octa.

I went with 1055T as I will have a hard time upgrading parts in the Northwest Territories and I want to have something powerful to counter the days of darkness.
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July 17, 2010 6:49:59 PM

In that case, I would pick a Athlon X3 445 since there is not much performance boost. Which is what I was initially thinking
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July 17, 2010 6:59:22 PM

Ya that seems like a good idea. You can buy it cheap and sell it later without losing too much. However, depends what you plan on doing with your computer. A game like Bad Company 2 like 4 cores (from what I hear). Then again, this x3 chip has a high clock rate witch will help in games.

Sounds like a great chip to get while waiting for a better reason to get a more powerful chip. Also, you may be able to "unlock" a core on that x3. Some x3 chips can be turned into x4 but may be stable or unstable.
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July 17, 2010 7:08:08 PM

Best answer selected by fjnmj520.
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July 17, 2010 7:08:21 PM

thanks
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