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July 11, 2011 3:20:41 AM

I have a AMD 1055T I use for video encoding I use hand brake and Divix encoder and roxio all the programs I use tax all 6 cores. right now what is the best CPU around the $150 to $200 price range I also do gaming ex COD black ops COD MW2 and soon to be getting COD MW3. I got my CPU as a stop gap solution to tide me over till sandy bridge or bulldozer.

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July 11, 2011 3:42:48 AM

An i5-2400 would be the best cpu for this price range at 190$.
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July 11, 2011 4:15:17 AM

i5 2500K $215. Ir $180 if you are by a Microcenter
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July 11, 2011 4:43:01 AM

Your existing CPU might be able to crank out at least a few hundred more MHZ via overlocking, and, the higher your resolution/settings, the more GPU limited the game is anyway. (I'd be upset to get yet another motherboard and CPU only to possibly see only a 4-5 fps improvement at 1080P/8xAA/AF, depending on the game and GPU used...)

Possibly your current rig could last until Sept and the advent of Bulldozer, when it's performance can finally be evaluated...
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July 11, 2011 4:56:09 AM

mdd1963 said:
Your existing CPU might be able to crank out at least a few hundred more MHZ via overlocking, and, the higher your resolution/settings, the more GPU limited the game is anyway. (I'd be upset to get yet another motherboard and CPU only to possibly see only a 4-5 fps improvement at 1080P/8xAA/AF, depending on the game and GPU used...)

Possibly your current rig could last until Sept and the advent of Bulldozer, when it's performance can finally be evaluated...


Here is the board i have

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

Here is the board I am looking at

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

is there a performance difference between the 2 boards

Here is what I know

board 2 has

am3+
SLI
UEFI bios

is it worth the cost of switching boards. My current board will support bulldozer acording to here.

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/

I have 5770 cross fire now on board 1


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July 11, 2011 8:38:47 AM

If Asus says your existing 890 board will support BD, then I'd for sure be tempted to wait until Bulldozer's Sept release, then you can decide on SB or BD....

But with current X4/X6 cpus there is pretty much zero performance difference between 890 and 990 chipsets; the latter are simply 'certified' (i.e., have the latest BIOS) and essentially rebadged 890s anyway.
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July 11, 2011 9:22:28 AM

If you have the 1055, I'm not sure buying a new board is worth it for you. I'd SERIOUSLY considering some mild OCing to get you to the BD launch to see if its right for you. You might as well buy a new GPU now however. You can use it with your current setup. Buying a $200 CPU and $100+ on an Intel board doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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July 11, 2011 9:30:17 AM

Sell your 1055 and by a 1090t black edition with the unlocked multiplier, Get yourself a decent cooler like the Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro, and OC the 1090t to 3.8 to 4.0 ghz.
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July 11, 2011 10:06:16 AM

What graphics card do you have? CoD is really quite an easy game to run nowadays as its tech is quite old. From the looks of it, MW3 is very similar to MW2 so you don't have to change if you've got even a mid range card.
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July 11, 2011 2:40:10 PM

mdd1963 said:
A pair of 5770's in Xfire is roughly on par with the 5870, and almost as fast as a GTX480....

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics...

I'd stand pat for now, try getting 200-300 more MHz out of your 1055T!



I would need to upgrade my ram to 1600 or better to over clock any higher I am at 3.8 GHZ now with DDR3 1333. Will this board support DDR3 2000 RAM ?
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July 11, 2011 3:34:19 PM

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it will allow you to OC to 2000Mhz but not natively support it, upgrading 1333Mhz memory to 1600Mhz would give no real world performance difference (the difference is not worth the money imo in this case) and your current board will support AM3+ CPUs!


What is the max OC on on this CPU I could get by going to 1600 ram? I am using a Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler. Temps are 23C idle 45C full load
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July 13, 2011 9:04:07 AM

It will do 3.9 but will be unstable. I think the ram is limiting me to 3.8 GHZ.
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July 23, 2011 2:21:20 AM

mdd1963 said:
If Asus says your existing 890 board will support BD, then I'd for sure be tempted to wait until Bulldozer's Sept release, then you can decide on SB or BD....

But with current X4/X6 cpus there is pretty much zero performance difference between 890 and 990 chipsets; the latter are simply 'certified' (i.e., have the latest BIOS) and essentially rebadged 890s anyway.


I Noticed Asus has a saber tooth 990fx board .
I need 1 more PCIe slot for a tuner and 2 more Sata ports for SSD's If I do decide to upgrade I am going to saber tooth 5 year warranty
And SLI support If I cant affored the saber tooth I will stay with the board I have.
Here is the Asus saber tooth tell me your thoughts.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 23, 2011 2:52:19 AM

Sabretooth is cheaper than the crosshair formula V and a better warranty ad have feature same as Crossshair V. but no single review about the benefits entirely on AM3 mobo, still waiting for the release of BD so it really tested price and performance.
The Sabertooth was Nearly 990FX 14MB / s faster than the MSI 990FXA-GD80 and ~ 26MB / s faster than the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4.
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