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The difference between the 960TBE and 970BE

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January 30, 2012 4:19:58 AM

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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January 30, 2012 4:28:20 AM

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.
January 30, 2012 4:40:41 AM

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
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January 30, 2012 4:55:27 AM

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=N82E168...
January 30, 2012 4:58:55 AM

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=N82E168...



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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