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Which cpu would be better for gaming? Thanks
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    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-8120-6100-4100_6.html#sect0

    Based on this, the Phenom > Bulldozer for gaming. Though I'm sure you could overclock the heck out of the FX 41xx to make up some of the performance based on the things on this forum :)
  2. BBN8 said:
    Which cpu would be better for gaming? Thanks


    Most folks will say that the 955 would be better for gaming. As for me, I'd go with the FX CPU because I can overclock it to at least mid 4Ghz range on air. Whichy would be superior to the 955. The frame rates in games would be fairly similar, but if the 955 is cheaper than go ahead and get that.
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  4. Unfortunately, you've already selected the best answer, but the 4170 FAR outpaces teh 955. The 4170 is not a higher clocked 4100. It is a 125w part, where the 4100 is 95w. This allows an even larger overclock relative to it's base speed than the 4100. At 4.8 ghz, My 4170 is posting slightly higher numbers than a 2120 in a similar configuration. The 955 just can't match that.
  5. quilciri said:
    .......... The 4170 is not a higher clocked 4100. It is a 125w part, where the 4100 is 95w. This allows an even larger overclock relative to it's base speed than the 4100....


    No, that is not how it works. They ARE the same part. The 4170 has a higher power rating because it uses more power due to the higher stock clock speed. That's a power usage rating. Don't know where you got the idea that power usage equals more overclock.
  6. FALC0N said:
    No, that is not how it works. They ARE the same part. The 4170 has a higher power rating because it uses more power due to the higher stock clock speed. That's a power usage rating. Don't know where you got the idea that power usage equals more overclock.



    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-4170%20FD4170FRW4KGU.html


    says 125 watt design...


    vs...

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-4100.html

    95watt.


    i did hear that the fx 4170 does clock well starting at around 4.2ghz though...
  7. you could spend a bit more ($40) and get the FX-6100...just a thought. I just went from the Phenom II X4 to the 6100
  8. buzznut said:
    Most folks will say that the 955 would be better for gaming. As for me, I'd go with the FX CPU because I can overclock it to at least mid 4Ghz range on air. Whichy would be superior to the 955. The frame rates in games would be fairly similar, but if the 955 is cheaper than go ahead and get that.



    MID 4ghz range ??? Its already got a stock clock of 4.2ghz !
  9. aznplayer213 said:


    No, it says its TDP is 125 watts. There is a difference. You obviously don't understand what those ratings mean.

    Those ratings are a measure of expected power usage. It has nothing to do with their design, other than the overall arch performance and stock clock and voltage.

    A Phenom II 65 watt part and 140 watt part, provided they are from the same revision, are of identical design. The 140 watt part is simply clocked faster and therefore uses more power.

    Put simply, its a power consumption measure AT THE STOCK SETTINGS. Not some magical overclocking rating.
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