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X4 975 Cpu has L1 Cache, 970 does not. Does this make the 970 better?

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January 25, 2012 6:35:58 PM

X4 975 CPU:

I need to buy a CPU quick right now, since 975 is missing L1 Cache does that make it better? or worse? Thanks.

OH and the title is horribly wrong.. I meant "X4 970 has L1 Cache, but the 975 does not. Does this make the 970 Better?"
a b à CPUs
January 25, 2012 6:43:44 PM

Check the AMD website .

They are identical bits of silicon and have identical cache sizes .
January 25, 2012 6:49:27 PM

So should I buy the 975 or not? I need to buy this ASAP man, I'm in a rush. I would buy the 970 but it's out of stock at the moment, so I MIGHT buy something else.
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January 25, 2012 6:57:41 PM

what motherboard do you have , what are you using it for?

and do you feel confident overclocking ? If you are then the 970 can be reset to higher speeds easily
a b à CPUs
January 25, 2012 7:05:52 PM

I'd get the Phenom 955 and just overclock to 980 speeds on the stock cooler since all the phenom stock coolers are the same.
January 25, 2012 7:20:43 PM Motherboard

I went ahead and bought the 975 since the 955 AND the 970 are out of stock.

Maybe I can overclock the 975 to.. a 990? :D  Won't matter anyways to me, I'm a light gamer but my computer is too slow right now because of the CPU (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+)