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 c 76 à CPUs January 25, 2012 6:43:44 PM Check the AMD website . They are identical bits of silicon and have identical cache sizes . m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Why does a better CPU have less L1 Cache? - Forum Asrock970 extreme4 ; does the sockel 1156 of a cpu fit in? - Forum I3 what difference does the cache make? CPU+MOBO advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a c 76 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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+) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !