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AMD Upgrade.. Worth It?

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October 5, 2011 5:55:07 AM

Looking to upgrade to a Bulldozer but unsure if it will be worth it.

Currently running:

Phenom II X6 1055t (@ factory 2.8GHz)
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7
4GB (i think its 1333MHz) Team RAM
XFX HD6850 Radeon 1GB

With a decent cooler i've found that my 1055t is capable of sitting at 4GHz without voltage increase, no problems.

Seeing as my mobo is AM3+ ready it will be able to take a new FX/Bulldozer chip, with a firmware upgrade.

I'm just after some opinions, possibly someone to point me in the right direction.
Will upgrading the CPU be a big increase over the 4GHz OC?
Will adding a second 6850 to CF help?

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a c 103 à CPUs
October 5, 2011 5:59:53 AM

What are you running monitor/resolutionwise?
and when you say Will adding a second 6850 to CF help, help what? Framerates? that depends on the answer to the first question (and assumes your psu is up to supporting two cards and an overclock)
as for BD, you'll have to wait and see if any real benchmarks hit the net, the only ones I've seen are fakes unfortunately :( 
Moto
October 5, 2011 6:07:51 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
What are you running monitor/resolutionwise?
and when you say Will adding a second 6850 to CF help, help what? Framerates? that depends on the answer to the first question (and assumes your psu is up to supporting two cards and an overclock)
as for BD, you'll have to wait and see if any real benchmarks hit the net, the only ones I've seen are fakes unfortunately :( 
Moto


I'm not too fussed about the video output at the moment, it was just something i tagged on the end. Running an LG HD LED using HDMI @ 1920x1080 in most games... I wasnt sure if adding a second card would improve all round graphics performance or not.



More focused on the CPU upgrade than anything right now.
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a c 103 à CPUs
October 5, 2011 6:14:52 AM
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In that case I'd say wait for BD benchies and reviews to hit, wont be long now,
the lower end ones wont be of interest/use to you but the FX81xx's are looking like they might be nice :) 
Moto
October 5, 2011 10:07:13 AM

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October 5, 2011 10:09:34 AM

ok cheers for that :)  just gonna have to ride the 1055 out till then
a c 103 à CPUs
October 5, 2011 4:15:43 PM

not like its a hardship lol, I think you'll manage till then alright :) 
Moto
October 5, 2011 5:43:26 PM

6850 CF is no good; microstuttering is awful. Better to sell the card and upgrade.
October 6, 2011 7:20:31 AM

If i was to fork out say.. 4-500 bucks what would you recommend? I would buy 2 cards coming to a total of that amount
October 6, 2011 10:35:09 PM

Hd 6950 2gb crossfire
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