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Is the Phenom 2 6 core worth it

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July 20, 2011 10:22:03 PM

this might sound strange but im doing a high end build and i was thinking off the latest version AMD phenom 2 X6 cpu but i heared rumors of a possible 8 core and 10 core floating around on google :o  the reason im asking this is because i don't want to buy a 6 core then 1 month later there are 8 core proccessers with only a little price difference i checked AMD website for the new cpus that are being released and couldnt find anything usefull thanks

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July 20, 2011 10:27:41 PM

The AMD hexacores are decent for the price, but they can't hold a candle to the Intel Sandy Bridge quad cores.

AMD is releasing new 4 and 8 core cpu's any time now but there are no reliable confirmed performance numbers leaked yet, but it's thought they probably won't be much if any faster than the current Sandy Bridge cpu's.

July 20, 2011 11:48:41 PM

When I see high end builds I automatically think about the 2600k not phenom II lol... yeah the amd bulldozer is 8 cores at about 320 bucks, there is also a 4 and 6 core. The 2500k is still the winner at 200 bucks. The 2600k will probably be equal or slightly weaker to the bulldozer with less power/heat.
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July 21, 2011 12:00:29 AM

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the amd bulldozer is 8 cores 3.8GHz at about 320 bucks


Love when people state for a fact things that are unconfirmed. From what has been leaked so far apparently it is going to be an octa-core, but stating pricing etc is a little premature. Supposed release date is in the next month or two so if you wanna wait and see how it plays out would probably be a smart move however AMD could push back it's release.
July 21, 2011 12:10:12 AM

I edited it 1min before you posted, type slower please kthxs.
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July 21, 2011 12:29:30 AM

brandondiep said:
When I see high end builds I automatically think about the 2600k not phenom II lol... yeah the amd bulldozer is 8 cores at about 320 bucks, there is also a 4 and 6 core. The 2500k is still the winner at 200 bucks. The 2600k will probably be equal or slightly weaker to the bulldozer with less power/heat.


The only thing in that paragraph that's not speculation, is the part about 4, 6 and 8 core cpu's.
July 21, 2011 12:33:06 AM

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I edited it 1min before you posted, type slower please kthxs.


Try posting facts in the future.
July 21, 2011 1:11:34 AM

benikens said:
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I edited it 1min before you posted, type slower please kthxs.


Try posting facts in the future.


Why are you so mad? There is a reason i edited it. Sorry if i offended your worthless life.
July 21, 2011 1:14:06 AM

This is a forum for helping people with hardware issues, try to keep on topic.
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July 21, 2011 1:19:07 AM

Intel Core i5 2500K @4GHz, RAM 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
GFLOPS: 57.3

Intel Core i7 2600K @4.0GHz, RAM 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 (HT On)
GFLOPS: 84.4

Intel Core i7 2600K HT OFF @4.5GHz, RAM 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
GFLOPS: 65

AMD Phenom IIx6 1090T @ 4.0GHz RAM 1672MHz 9-9-9-24
GFLOPS: 76.9

Intel Burn Test 2.5, TEN passes, 2GB of memory tested. (stress level HIGH)

With AVX enabled (and HT on where appropriate) SBs will score in the 120 GFLOPS range. AMD Thubans do not do AVX but Bulldozer will (probably be a few years before AVX instructions become common place on the desktop).

Join in the Fun here

(or some enterprising chap could start a THG GFLOPS thread that I'm sure a Mod would be happy to stickie)




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July 21, 2011 3:18:52 PM

brandondiep said:
Why are you so mad? There is a reason i edited it. Sorry if i offended your worthless life.


Try posting facts. Not wild hypothesis from your imagination.
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July 21, 2011 4:03:28 PM

Yes. There Are only speculations floating around the bulldozer! But if it were me and i had the money, i would get the sandy bridge for a High End Build!
The i5-2500K is supposedly the greatest bang for the buck considering the New
i-Series!

Phenom II X4 955 BE was a very succesful model and still is if u are building a budget PC or upgrading an older PC and dont have the money for a Sandy Bridge!
But The Phenom X6 Models werent much of a big hit.. i mean the X4 is still worthy because its cheap.
But if u had the money for a X6, u had better get a sandybridge in today's age!

I myself am trying to upgrade my current CPU on a low budget, and am stuck with Core 2 Quad 8400(To go with my current Mobo Or
A Phenom X4 955 BE + New Mobo coz both roughly cost same here!
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July 21, 2011 5:06:08 PM

A Little Less Arrogance And A Mindset To Accept One's Faults Would Be The Real "Helping People".
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