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Quad core cpu for 95watt mobo and am3 socket

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October 5, 2011 12:18:28 AM

i got the bf3 beta running on a gtx 550ti and athlon ii @ 3.6 ghz. i get 100% cpu usage and 80% gpu. i want a quad but for some reason all of the phenoms at 95 watts are selling out and not being restocked. buying a new board isnt a option for now. so what fps increase would i see if i had a quad in my pc.
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October 5, 2011 1:07:55 AM

gordonboy15 said:
i got the bf3 beta running on a gtx 550ti and athlon ii @ 3.6 ghz. i get 100% cpu usage and 80% gpu. i want a quad but for some reason all of the phenoms at 95 watts are selling out and not being restocked. buying a new board isnt a option for now. so what fps increase would i see if i had a quad in my pc.



You can just buy one of the Black editions and undervolt. There is a decent chance your using more than 95 watts already.

Depends on what your overclocking. What board and processor do you have?

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October 5, 2011 8:07:24 PM

i have a msi 880gm-e41 with a athlon ii x2 250 overclocked to 3.6 with a corsair 430x
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October 5, 2011 8:16:39 PM

yea ive seen that before. alot of the cpus on there are hard to find or cant find them at all
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October 5, 2011 9:19:55 PM

yea im in the us. i have enough for any am3 cpu but i really dont want to buy a new board. (being in high school and not being able to find a job sucks).
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October 5, 2011 10:26:45 PM

my board unlocks cores but i saw benchmarks and honestly the new 8 core bulldozer just barely passed the i5 and i7 sandy bridges. being that the i5 2500k is only 219$ the bulldozer will eventually fall by intel and there new ivory bridge.
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October 6, 2011 2:45:57 AM

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exactly..
ding ding ding.
we have a winner.

the i5-2500K on a kick-ass LGA 1155 board will also be Ivy compatible and therefore really will pull away from AMD..
i plan on having both regardless.


Ivy bridge is a die shrink. Die shrinks typically produce a 10% performance improvement. Its not likely to pull away from anybody.
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