X4 975 Cpu has L1 Cache, 970 does not. Does this make the 970 better? Tags: New Build Cache CPUs Systems Product Last response: January 25, 2012 7:20 PM in Systems Share aarock January 25, 2012 6:35:58 PM X4 975 CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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?" More about : 975 cpu cache 970 make 970 Outlander_04 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 . aarock 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. Related resources AMD Phenom II X4 970 BE vs Intel Core i5 760 - Forum Is the Phenom 2 X4 975 compatable with the ASUS CM1630 Desktop PC? - Forum Why does a better CPU have less L1 Cache ? - Forum Is Asus M4A785T-M compatible with Phenom II X4 975 ? - Forum Core i7 970 X? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a b à CPUs 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 samuelspark 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. aarock January 25, 2012 7:20:43 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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? 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+) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Overclocking AMD X4 975 Phemon II On M5A97 Forum I3 2100 vs Phenom II x4 970 Forum Motherboard for a phenom 2 x4 975 gaming build Forum Phenom II X4 970 vs i3 2100 Forum 6 Cores - Buy Core i7 980x or 970 ? Forum Building a pc, i5-760 or Phenom II x4 975 ? Forum Installing a amd phenom ii x4 970 on a m2n78-la MOTHERBOARD get CPU not supporte Forum AMD Phenom II 970 or AMD A603400 CPU Forum PCI compatibility question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !