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Athlon X2 5200+ vs Phenom X6 1045t

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June 26, 2012 9:13:07 PM

Okay, so a while back I bought a new PSU and GPU.. I bought the XFX HD 5770, but the problem is, I have a X2 core 2.7ghz processor at the moment. So I am getting bottlenecked. So my question is.. I am looking for CPU/MOBO/RAM, and I came acrossed the Phenom X6 1045t.. Now would this help me with the bottlenecking? And would it be worth buying? Its only $110(CPU). Im just trying to upgrade my stuff so that I can get decent use out of my video card.
June 26, 2012 9:20:47 PM

What are your current specs?

Mobo, PSU etc...

If you going to get new CPU+MOBO+RAM then I wouldn't recommend the x6 1045t. I would recommend that you go with intel.
June 26, 2012 9:23:14 PM

Only reason im going with the x6 1045t is the price. Im not wanting to spend that much, but I want to make it so im not bottlenecking at least.....

I have Antec 650w PSU
Athlon 5200+ X2 64bit CPU
4gig DDR2
HD 5770 GPU
Biostar MOBO, AM2 socket

and yes I know i need to get a new mobo too.. I am planning on buying CPU/MOBO/RAM.. I can get the 1045t with a mobo for only 150$ on tigerdirect. I can play alot of games.. but I can definitely tell my processor is holding me back with FPS.
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June 26, 2012 10:21:43 PM

for gaming the 1045t is typically a waste as most games dont even use 4 cores much less the 6 cores of the 1045t. you'd be much better off with a faster clocked quad core, like the 955, if gaming is your main use. Even the dual core i3-2100 will beat the 1045t in most gaming, loosing only when a game uses more than 2 cores like bf3 in multi-player.
June 26, 2012 11:16:23 PM

Well according to, the 1045t gets high scores then the 955.. does this mean anything? or is that only cause it has more cores
June 27, 2012 3:35:44 AM

So you're saying id be better off going with the Intel dual care, then the FX-4100? I am already only a dual core 2.7ghz..
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June 27, 2012 3:51:15 AM

schpen said:
So you're saying id be better off going with the Intel dual care, then the FX-4100? I am already only a dual core 2.7ghz..

the architectures are different. you cannot compare one architectures 3.0 ghz to another's 3.0 ghz.
June 27, 2012 4:00:21 AM

Well im trying to fix my GFX/CPU combo, because im bottlenecking..
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June 27, 2012 4:06:54 AM

an all around version that people would move to is an am3+ mobo with a 965be processor. on single or dual core operations, the i3 will have an advantage, but the 965 has open room to overclock and has 4 real cores for games like BF3 if needed. it should not bottleneck a 5770

any quad core phenom x4 i would think should not bottleneck a 5770. its not the most overly powerful card in existence.
June 27, 2012 4:18:03 AM

Hmm do you know where i can find the 965 without it being an OEM version? or do those not exist anymore?