The difference between the 960TBE and 970BE

Is the only difference between the 970 and 960T (performance wise) the clock speed?

Like, lets say, I OC the 960T to 3.5GHz, would that yield the same performance as the 970?

Thanks for your help.
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  1. yes but you can OC the 970 even higher.

    the 960t is a 95w 3ghz 4 core. while the 970 is 125w 3.5ghz 4 core.

    the 960t also has a chance to unlock into a 6 core if you want to try, chances are not 100% and maybe or may not work.
  2. the 960t is based on thuban core...so it is a 6core with 2 cores disabled
    the thuban has a better imc so it will allow for higher ram freq and cpu-nb clocks
    as previously stated it has a chance of unlocking to a 6 core
    the 970 will outperform the 960t in most cases even unlocked to 6 core but oc'ed they pull closer

    heres a comparison with the 960t unlocked
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=186
  3. mrinnocent said:
    the 960t is based on thuban core...so it is a 6core with 2 cores disabled
    the thuban has a better imc so it will allow for higher ram freq and cpu-nb clocks
    as previously stated it has a chance of unlocking to a 6 core
    the 970 will outperform the 960t in most cases even unlocked to 6 core but oc'ed they pull closer

    heres a comparison with the 960t unlocked
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=186


    Well it looks like the 960T is better, but I will just have to OC it when I get it.

    Btw, would this be a good board to OC with? It's the board I'm getting.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733
  4. Nimble_80 said:
    Well it looks like the 960T is better, but I will just have to OC it when I get it.

    Btw, would this be a good board to OC with? It's the board I'm getting.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733



    not bad...have a buddy with one and a 960t he runs at 3.8ghz cpu with 2800mhz cpu-nb on air
    and thats with all 6 cores


    will work just fine :)

    remember to get some decent cooling for it ;)
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