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AMD FX 8120 and 6100 vs Phenom II x4 980 and 955

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February 2, 2012 4:16:15 AM

Hello

What is the main difference between the AMD FX 8120 and 6100 cpus and the Phenom II x4 908 and 955 cpus?
Which is better for mid level gaming? Which will better for next 4 years?
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February 2, 2012 4:43:11 AM

I don't know for the second question, though quad cores tend to give better gaming performance. From bulldozer performance and benchmarks etc, I would never get one for gaming. Phenom 980 would be a better option, if you want to be futureproofed up to 2014/2015 switching over to intel would be a good option.
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February 2, 2012 4:48:25 AM

amuffin said:
I don't know for the second question, though quad cores tend to give better gaming performance. From bulldozer performance and benchmarks etc, I would never get one for gaming. Phenom 980 would be a better option, if you want to be futureproofed up to 2014/2015 switching over to intel would be a good option.


We have to stick with AMD. So its best to get the 980 or 955 than?
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February 2, 2012 4:52:46 AM

Problem here is;

1] Phenom 2's are by and large all gone forever and ever so to say that the P2's are better is not really going to help much.

2] Upgrading to a antiquated P2 setup is also not smart in the least.

If I am brutally honest here; i3 2100 + H61 + GTX 560ti + requisite PSU + DDR 1333 = FTW if you want gaming at lower cost and get great results in the process. FX is just a no-no unless you have a existing AMD setup thats compatible already.

From your choices I would just go with the 955 and save buck.
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February 2, 2012 4:55:53 AM

sarinaide said:
Problem here is;

1] Phenom 2's are by and large all gone forever and ever so to say that the P2's are better is not really going to help much.

2] Upgrading to a antiquated P2 setup is also not smart in the least.

If I am brutally honest here; i3 2100 + H61 + GTX 560ti + requisite PSU + DDR 1333 = FTW if you want gaming at lower cost and get great results in the process. FX is just a no-no unless you have a existing AMD setup thats compatible already.

From your choices I would just go with the 955 and save buck.


We're getting a grant and we have to buy AMD stuff. So its either the FX or Phenom II x4 series. So the Phenom II is still better than the FX's?
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February 2, 2012 5:15:05 AM

Yes. However we don't know what performance piledriver or windows 8 will have. What are you going to be using this system for?
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February 2, 2012 5:16:54 AM

amuffin said:
Yes. However we don't know what performance piledriver or windows 8 will have. What are you going to be using this system for?



Windows 7
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February 2, 2012 5:20:38 AM

g335 said:
Windows 7

Just windows 7? No games, software? Please elaborate :ange: 
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February 2, 2012 5:31:42 AM

amuffin said:
Just windows 7? No games, software? Please elaborate :ange: 


Sorry

Using it for gaming and video editing(not professional). Will play games like Star Wars Old Republic, WOW, Starcraft 2,DOTA 2 it comes out, Rift, Brink, Dungeon Siege III, etc.
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February 2, 2012 6:18:37 AM

Phenom 980.
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February 2, 2012 7:08:06 AM

amuffin said:
Phenom 980.


Thanks



What if I have only the choices of the Fx 6100 and 4100?
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February 2, 2012 7:11:57 AM

g335 said:
Thanks



What if I have only the choices of the Fx 6100 and 4100?

6100 is obviously better than the 4100, but to see any real performance or comparibility to a phenom 980 you would really need to overclock.
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February 2, 2012 7:21:45 AM

amuffin said:
6100 is obviously better than the 4100, but to see any real performance or comparibility to a phenom 980 you would really need to overclock.



Ok


Thanks

Is the 4100 worth getting at all?
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February 2, 2012 7:48:48 AM

NO.
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February 2, 2012 7:51:38 AM

don't get the FX if you can help it. any of the phenom chips are generally better than the FX counterparts.

I say get the any of the 9XX would be good.
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February 2, 2012 9:00:17 AM

I am going to re-asses this, I would put the Phenom II's in a box and send them buy buy, they are old and you will be lock in making your next upgrade expensive. Go for the 8120 which for the most part is m'kay but gives you the Piledriver path.
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February 2, 2012 5:46:00 PM

the phenoms can be put into any motherboard that supports FX or piledriver.
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April 18, 2012 2:36:28 PM

get the 960t if you want p2 so you might get the x6 and it is away better chip then any of them maybe besides the 8120
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June 6, 2012 11:14:38 PM

get the fx 6100 with 990x chipset mobo and hd 68xx or 78xx
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June 6, 2012 11:15:46 PM

reader as this guy bought all ready
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July 4, 2014 5:07:44 PM

phenom ii 955 vs fx 8120? i think fx will do better because of how well they overclock
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