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January 3, 2012 6:40:05 AM

i just want to know what is the best AMD cpu because i need to upgrade my computer

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January 3, 2012 6:54:59 AM

every nvidia and ati gpu are good for both platform amd or intel so first please mention your budget and which specs are you going to upgrade?
January 3, 2012 6:56:36 AM

for what purposes,
amd has discontinued their best cpu lineup, the phenom ii, but if you can find, they are great deal for money

if for gaming
amd phenom ii x4 960t
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125$

its a very nice cpu and is unlockable to a 6core

or if you want something new, you can also prefer this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for multitasking,
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$

or
amd fx 8120 8core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if you are planing for a gaming rig, i will advice you go witha intel build
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January 3, 2012 6:57:31 AM

We would need to know which motherboard you have to determine which CPUs it supports. Older AMD boards don't support all of the newer AMD processors. We also need to know what you do with your computer. Some software benefits from having more than 4 cores, but most software doesn't. For gaming the best AMD CPU is on of the Phenom II X4 900 series Black Editions. These are getting hard to find now as AMD has discontinued them in favour of their FX CPUs, which have been poorly received due to their poor performance in applications that can only use 1 or 2 cores. If you use software that supports more than 4 cores, something like the Phenom II X6 or the "8 core" FX CPUs may be more beneficial to you.
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January 3, 2012 6:57:38 AM

The Quad Core AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE.

There's the 6-core AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, but it is clocked slower than the X4 980 BE. Games barely use 4 cores; very few actually. Most games still only use two cores and some can use 3 cores. If you do something other than play games that can take advantage of more than 4 cores, then the X6 1100T will likely be the better choice.
January 3, 2012 7:51:45 AM

these are my specs:

CPU: AMD ATHLON II X2 250 OC'D TO 3.6GHZ

Motherboard: msi 870 C45

GPU: XFX HD 5830 OC'D RO 900/1200

RAM: Corsair 2x2GB DDR3




January 3, 2012 7:53:07 AM

Also my i want to spend on my Cpu between $100-150
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January 3, 2012 8:06:04 AM

mo0121 said:
will this cpu be good enough for playing high end games?

If your not afraid to overclock, the 1055T is the best option, $15 off from newegg, its 135, Promo ends today.

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

BE cpus are easier to overclock, but it can be done just as good as the non-BE

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-phenom...

Equal numbers not guaranteed, but its an idea of how to do it.

960T is possible, but for $10 gamble of getting an equivalent cpu, id just spend the $10 and have a guaranteed x6
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January 3, 2012 11:06:42 AM

If i was you just settle for the 960T, it will be a good upgrade, and i have one OCd stably to 4.0ghz using a hyper 212 cooler.
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January 3, 2012 12:24:21 PM

mo0121 said:
will this cpu be good enough for playing high end games?

of course! that cpu is amazing component and you can maxed games easiy.
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January 3, 2012 12:26:59 PM

mo0121 said:
will this cpu be good enough for playing high end games?


Provided the graphics card you select can handle the games.
January 3, 2012 2:19:00 PM

I have a 955BE and 560Tis in Sli
I am able to play crysis 2 almost above 50fps all the time(ultra dx11 1080p),
there are occasional drops, but have to bear with it

and get a cooler if you can, you won't regret it!
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January 3, 2012 2:43:58 PM

mo0121 said:
Also my i want to spend on my Cpu between $100-150


performance wise

the best is phenom 2 x4 980 black edition (but out of your budget)

or go for phenom 2 x4 955 black edition, and it in your budget and good for gaming and all purpose

or go for phenom 2 x4 960t and unlock it to x6 (good for all purpose and multithreading)
March 20, 2012 3:51:10 AM

manu 11 said:
for what purposes,
amd has discontinued their best cpu lineup, the phenom ii, but if you can find, they are great deal for money

if for gaming
amd phenom ii x4 960t
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125$

its a very nice cpu and is unlockable to a 6core

or if you want something new, you can also prefer this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for multitasking,
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$

or
amd fx 8120 8core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if you are planing for a gaming rig, i will advice you go witha intel build

well why by a quadcore and hope it will be stable as a 6 core? I bought my phenom ii x6 1100t for £149 and in my opinion it is the best amd cpu for gaming it is fast as lightning
March 20, 2012 3:54:08 AM

manu 11 said:
for what purposes,
amd has discontinued their best cpu lineup, the phenom ii, but if you can find, they are great deal for money

if for gaming
amd phenom ii x4 960t
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125$

its a very nice cpu and is unlockable to a 6core

or if you want something new, you can also prefer this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for multitasking,
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$

or
amd fx 8120 8core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if you are planing for a gaming rig, i will advice you go witha intel build

also my 1100t is awesome at gaming for a fraction of the price and runs ALL games on high settings just with a HD6770 graphics card so I believe that when people say intel is better for gaming it is a myth when will people learn 'more expensive doesn't mean better performance'
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March 20, 2012 3:55:41 AM

steelninja said:
also my 1100t is awesome at gaming for a fraction of the price and runs ALL games on high settings just with a HD6770 graphics card so I believe that when people say intel is better for gaming it is a myth when will people learn 'more expensive doesn't mean better performance'

Fail trolling.
March 20, 2012 3:59:17 AM

jaguarskx said:
The Quad Core AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE.

There's the 6-core AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, but it is clocked slower than the X4 980 BE. Games barely use 4 cores; very few actually. Most games still only use two cores and some can use 3 cores. If you do something other than play games that can take advantage of more than 4 cores, then the X6 1100T will likely be the better choice.

my 1100t blitzes any game and on high settings with just a 6770 gpu and just co's games don't all use more than 2 or 4 cores doesn't mean next year they wont 'futreproofing' and also what do you mean it's clocked lower than a 980 BE? I assume it's co's it has 2 more cores so doesn't need 3.6 ghz or whatever the 980 is but it can overclock way past 3.6 ghz safely anyway :non:  :non:  ;) 
March 20, 2012 4:02:10 AM

mo0121 said:
Also my i want to spend on my Cpu between $100-150

phenom ii x6 1100t mine was £149 so maybe too much for your budget but it should have come down in price now and it is an awesome CPU that blitzes all games on high with my HD6770 but dunno with a 5830 it may be better than a 6770 I dont honestly know
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March 20, 2012 4:02:48 AM

steelninja said:
my 1100t blitzes any game and on high settings with just a 6770 gpu and just co's games don't all use more than 2 or 4 cores doesn't mean next year they wont 'futreproofing' and also what do you mean it's clocked lower than a 980 BE? I assume it's co's it has 2 more cores so doesn't need 3.6 ghz or whatever the 980 is but it can overclock way past 3.6 ghz safely anyway :non:  :non:  ;) 

Phenom ii x6 1100t @3.3ghz

Phenom ii x4 980 @3.7ghz
March 20, 2012 4:07:48 AM

noob2222 said:
If your not afraid to overclock, the 1055T is the best option, $15 off from newegg, its 135, Promo ends today.

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

BE cpus are easier to overclock, but it can be done just as good as the non-BE

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-phenom...

Equal numbers not guaranteed, but its an idea of how to do it.

960T is possible, but for $10 gamble of getting an equivalent cpu, id just spend the $10 and have a guaranteed x6

1100t is better dont you think mine was cheap £149 and performance is awesome
March 20, 2012 4:17:50 AM

Uther39 said:
If i was you just settle for the 960T, it will be a good upgrade, and i have one OCd stably to 4.0ghz using a hyper 212 cooler.

will that cooler work well with my 1100t x6 cos my freezer 7 pro exceeds 60c while running prime (I cut it off then to avoid damage but it is on it's way up pretty fast) been thinking about a hyper 212 but don't wanna get stung again co's people/reviews said the arctic cooling freezer 7 pro was good but it's awful
March 20, 2012 4:19:53 AM

amd955be5670 said:
I have a 955BE and 560Tis in Sli
I am able to play crysis 2 almost above 50fps all the time(ultra dx11 1080p),
there are occasional drops, but have to bear with it

and get a cooler if you can, you won't regret it!

I have an 1100t x6 with one HD 6770 and can play crysis over 50 fps with one GPU?
March 20, 2012 4:30:09 AM

amuffin said:
Fail trolling.

er scuze me but why would i lie call me a troll but i have been playing BF3 all day on high can link you a video today sometime if you like :)  StarWars The Old Republic on maximum settings lol full AA can prove it with a video too
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March 20, 2012 4:34:06 AM

What resolution? You even are saying the 1100t outperforms the 980 in gaming, and even saying that intel cpu's cost more. Infact intel cpu's that cost less than your 1100t are outperforming it.
March 20, 2012 4:35:25 AM

amuffin said:
Fail trolling.

lol u dont like it though do you? core i7 fanboi pmsl !! I play just as good as you on a PC that cost me £600 to build and your CPU cost half that lol
March 20, 2012 4:35:31 AM

amuffin said:
Phenom ii x6 1100t @3.3ghz

Phenom ii x4 980 @3.7ghz

yes but with 2 extra cores it's surely better and just OC it to 3.7 Ghz as I have :) 
March 20, 2012 4:35:35 AM

truegenius said:
performance wise

the best is phenom 2 x4 980 black edition (but out of your budget)

or go for phenom 2 x4 955 black edition, and it in your budget and good for gaming and all purpose

or go for phenom 2 x4 960t and unlock it to x6 (good for all purpose and multithreading)

why not go for an 1100t x6 like I have it's great for gaming and cheap @ £149
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March 20, 2012 4:37:31 AM

steelninja said:
yes but with 2 extra cores it's surely better and just OC it to 3.7 Ghz as I have :) 

Anything more than 4 cores will gimp your performance. The 980 is a better cpu than the 1100t in gaming.
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March 20, 2012 4:38:18 AM

steelninja said:
lol u dont like it though do you? core i7 fanboi pmsl !! I play just as good as you on a PC that cost me £600 to build and your CPU cost half that lol

My $500 dollar i5-2500k build outperforms yours. All I would have to do is add a 6770 and it beats out your system.
March 20, 2012 4:40:40 AM

amuffin said:
Anything more than 4 cores will gimp your performance. The 980 is a better cpu than the 1100t in gaming.

doesn't gimp my performance if it did I'd disable 2 are you telling me if I disable 2 of my cores I'll get better performance co's I can but I expect you will say that that 'wouldnt work' will send you those vids if you ask nicely :p  :p 
March 20, 2012 4:42:47 AM

amuffin said:
Anything more than 4 cores will gimp your performance. The 980 is a better cpu than the 1100t in gaming.

disable 2 cores & overclock to 3.7 Ghz I have a 980 lol
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March 20, 2012 4:43:15 AM

In gaming, Quad > Hex > Octo. If you did turn off 2 cores you would get higher performance.
March 20, 2012 4:48:33 AM

amuffin said:
My $500 dollar i5-2500k build outperforms yours. All I would have to do is add a 6770 and it beats out your system.

we'll never know co's you live in the states but mine has my magic touch see and it plays games as i said so it would have to do backward somersaults to outperform mine and when i upgrade the gpu :kaola:  :kaola: 
March 20, 2012 4:51:39 AM

amuffin said:
it's hard arguing with someone who does not know that a $100 dollar i3-2100 outperforms his 1100t in gaming. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=203

everyone knows intel always wins in benchmarking but I'm not saying mine will outperform yours but I am saying it will hold its own it's 5:49 am here and too late to be getting into arguments like this but mine is great at gaming :kaola:  :kaola: 

i3 2100 outperforms an 1100t :)  I like that you should do the edinborough comedy festival
March 20, 2012 4:54:23 AM

amuffin said:
In gaming, Quad > Hex > Octo. If you did turn off 2 cores you would get higher performance.

Okay mate I'm only messin with you anyway co's I just love winding people up on the net :kaola:  :kaola:  but I will try turning off 2 cores and see co's will be interested to see and if I do get better performance fairshout my man. I will get back to you
March 20, 2012 5:20:00 AM

amuffin said:
In gaming, Quad > Hex > Octo. If you did turn off 2 cores you would get higher performance.

besides mate even the core i7 940 in those benchmarks is only a couple seconds faster on each comparison 'maximum' so what is that gonna equate to in gaming? not much i doubt
March 20, 2012 5:25:44 AM

The best AMD CPU WAS the Phenom II but they have discontinued making them in favor of the Bulldozer. If you can find a Phenom II get it if not I would wait for Piledriver
(though I really don't think it's going to be much better) or go Intel.
March 20, 2012 5:30:00 AM

Slickrick214 said:
The best AMD CPU WAS the Phenom II but they have discontinued making them in favor of the Bulldozer. If you can find a Phenom II get it if not I would wait for Piledriver
(though I really don't think it's going to be much better) or go Intel.

I have an 1100t x6 and heard it was better than bulldozer but wasn't sure never heard of piledriver tho is that a joke lol
March 20, 2012 5:39:08 AM

steelninja said:
I have an 1100t x6 and heard it was better than bulldozer but wasn't sure never heard of piledriver tho is that a joke lol


In most programs the 1100T will be faster, the Bulldozer only shows better performance in heavily threaded programs. Piledriver is the next CPU that will replace the Bulldozer. It's still based on the Bulldozer architecture though and unless they really mess with the IPC it probably won't give anywhere near the 15% performance that AMD is throwing out there.
March 20, 2012 5:59:18 AM

Slickrick214 said:
In most programs the 1100T will be faster, the Bulldozer only shows better performance in heavily threaded programs. Piledriver is the next CPU that will replace the Bulldozer. It's still based on the Bulldozer architecture though and unless they really mess with the IPC it probably won't give anywhere near the 15% performance that AMD is throwing out there.

cool will this piledriver 'lol' (sounds painful) fit in my standard AM3+ Mobo? I believe it will take the FX range (bulldozers) so might
March 20, 2012 6:02:02 AM

amuffin said:
In gaming, Quad > Hex > Octo. If you did turn off 2 cores you would get higher performance.

Okay which 2 cores shall i disable 5 +6? and I can do it in the bios on an asus mobo right?
March 20, 2012 9:19:08 PM

steelninja said:
cool will this piledriver 'lol' (sounds painful) fit in my standard AM3+ Mobo? I believe it will take the FX range (bulldozers) so might


I don't know, I don't think anyone does right now. Some have hinted that it will but we won't know until AMD releases more info. My guess is it probably won't use the AM3+ socket.
March 22, 2012 1:22:09 AM

well Mobo's are cheap enough, I have an asus m5a78l but would like to get a better model even now, but may wait for confirmation on what these next gen chips will be supported on first co's my boards fine for what I need at the moment as is my 1100t, well I just built the thing so would hope so lol I think I did a good job for a beginner at building PC's it also has 6 gb ram (was 7 but took one out for dual channel co's i heard 6 gig dual channel is better than 7 gig not dual channel) It has a Radeon HD 6770 GPU which I would like to upgrade in the futre for a newer model but that also allows me to play all games at high settings with that chip so as a whole I am really pleased with it's performance and also just got the mars blue gaming case which is cheap but looks awesome :) 
July 15, 2012 5:42:35 AM

amuffin said:
In gaming, Quad > Hex > Octo. If you did turn off 2 cores you would get higher performance.

Hi I just came back here to tell you I disabled 2 of my cores in the BIOS and saw no noticable performance increase to when I had all 6 cores! Only difference is it ran (Slightly) cooler but I didn't gain any fps or anything. Plus I can't do anything in the background while gaming which I can do with 6 cores so imo the 6 core beats the 4 core hands down
July 15, 2012 5:54:36 AM

amuffin said:
What resolution? You even are saying the 1100t outperforms the 980 in gaming, and even saying that intel cpu's cost more. Infact intel cpu's that cost less than your 1100t are outperforming it.

And that was @ 1080p resolution but as I said no noticeable change when I disabled 2 cores. Plus I honestly do know that the i5 & i7 are better CPU's but I probably wouldn't see any visible difference in gaming quality right? I don't sit and count the fps lol. As long as I can play BF3 on high settings at 1080p I'm happy and won't be wanting an intel chip anytime soon or even another AMD chip the 1100t is a beast
!