1090t or 1100t?

Any opinions on which processor makes more sense? I plan to overclock whichever one I get. I'm having a hard time deciding if the 1100t is worth the extra $30. Since it's 100 mhz more stock, would it overclock higher?
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  1. 100MHz certainly isn't worth $30.
  2. Probably 100MHz higher! In all reality you could get lucky with a 1090T that could clock higher than a 1100T since it is chip based and they all have different limits.
  3. Quote:
    Is this a new build or just adding a new processor to an existing build?

    It's an upgrade from my athlon II x4 635.
  4. Any specific reasons for upgrade..? What is your primary use scenario with your PC..? As for the CPU's themselves, both are Black Editions and have the same manufacturing process, architecture and thermal design.. So both will have similar performance and overclocking potential.. Thus no point going for the 1100T if and when the 1090T is available for cheaper..
  5. Sandy Bridge if you want to entirely upgrade..
  6. I'd be mostly gaming. I have 2 gtx 460s so I wanted to get a cpu more worthy of them. I really can't afford to get a whole new motherboard also.
  7. Anything from AMD is cutting it kind of close for GTX 460 SLI.

    Go for the Phenom II 955. 6 cores is a waste for games. Higher multipliers are a waste for overclockers.
  8. raidur is right about getting a 4 core processor instead of a six core processor for gaming ...

    but don't go with the 955 .... grab the 975 .....i hear they are even coming out with a 980
  9. marquis said:
    raidur is right about getting a 4 core processor instead of a six core processor for gaming ...

    but don't go with the 955 .... grab the 975 .....i hear they are even coming out with a 980

    Wow the 975 is 3.6 ghz stock. Didn't even notice that one. I might just have to buy that.
  10. razaice said:
    Wow the 975 is 3.6 ghz stock. Didn't even notice that one. I might just have to buy that.


    Do you overclock? The 955 is much cheaper and clocks just as well as the 975 does.
  11. loneninja said:
    Do you overclock? The 955 is much cheaper and clocks just as well as the 975 does.

    I do overclock, which has led me in the last hour to be considering between the 955 and the 965.
  12. its not just a 30 usd difference.

    they are the same chip just the 100t comes from a more efficient wafer.

    meaning is should run at either lower volts and lower temps to get the same speed or the same volts and temps at higher speed.
    if your particularly lucky, lower volts, temps and higher speed. you wont actually know till you get the sample.
    you may find you dont actually see much benifit till you overclock it, then it should be able to go faster or be more stable with lower overall load temps. it may only be 1 or 2 degrees but that can be the difference you need if your running close to the thermal limits of the chip.
  13. on average 1090T's OC more than 1100T
  14. scott_glossop said:
    on average 1090T's OC more than 1100T


    Strange my 1090 will not OC as high as my 1100 , but that could just be luck of the draw , maybe I got a mediocre 1090 and a good 1100 ?
  15. "OC's more' is a vague statement....; wondering wether the 1100T has more 'headroom' is likely the issue....

    Both CPUs could top out at exactly 3.9 GHz, and it would still be true (but misleading to some) to say the 1090T 'OC's more', simply beause it started at a lower core clock. If both, however, have the same 3.8-4.0 GHz limit, most would choose the CPU that costs less....

    THG's review of the 980BE showed it had no more headroom than any of it's predecessors, so hopes of 'better /more matured silicon process' quickly faded.
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