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AMD Phenom II X4 980 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

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November 14, 2011 5:18:51 PM

Which setup would be better for gaming and general web browsing. I won't be doing much multimedia stuff so I don't think I will need 6 cores any input?

Here is my setup

Mobo : GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3
Memory: 16 gigs
GFX : 550 ti
CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 830 (Killin me)

I mostly play BF3/LoL and I sort of get some lag I was wondering if changing my CPU would help?
November 14, 2011 5:45:33 PM

Thanks for the reply, Noob2222. Think I will just go with the x6 1100T and overclock it with an overmarket fan.
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November 14, 2011 10:30:24 PM

the x6 is usefull when you are heavily multitasking or doing cpu intensive multihtreaded processing like rendering video. For just about all gameplay it does well but dont expect any improvement over an x4, in fact it will be a little slower in most.
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November 14, 2011 11:07:22 PM

popatim said:
the x6 is usefull when you are heavily multitasking or doing cpu intensive multihtreaded processing like rendering video. For just about all gameplay it does well but dont expect any improvement over an x4, in fact it will be a little slower in most.


+1, if all you do is play games and surf the web, the phenom II x4 offers better performance.
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November 14, 2011 11:45:16 PM

dirtyferret said:
+1, if all you do is play games and surf the web, the phenom II x4 offers better performance.



I agree with this ^ If it was me, I would just get the 955 and OC it to the 980 speed (3.7ghz)...:p 
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November 15, 2011 12:13:33 AM

paying attention to the OPs needs in bf3, he will get more out of the X6, especially overclocked to the same speed as a 980 and higher.
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November 15, 2011 12:26:58 AM

noob2222 said:
paying attention to the OPs needs in bf3, he will get more out of the X6, especially overclocked to the same speed as a 980 and higher.


He might get a few FPS higher, but I still say go for something like the 965, which is on sale for like 114. Or even the 960t which is 125 and has a chance of being unlocked to a 6 core. At this point, go the cheaper route, even if you have to sacrifice like 5 fps that you wont even notice. There is a whole new generation of CPUs up and coming, and Thuban is, in an electronic sense, old. Just my opinion :) 
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