I have a friend who would be willing to trade me a his AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE for my AMD Phenom II X6 1055T. The reason I am considering this is twofold.
First, because of the unlocked multiplier the 965 SHOULD overclock more easily, something of interest to me considering I can't get my 1055T to go beyond stock speeds at all.
Second, most games don't take advantage of 6 cores, let alone 4, so the higher clock rate would be very beneficial. By the time games can effectively use 6 cores, I'm sure I'll just upgrade to Piledriver (assuming it's the real deal) or Haswell as 6 cores slowly become more mainstream.
Would this be a worthwhile upgrade? The games I play are Crysis, Crysis 2, BF3, Alan Wake, Skyrim, etc... Would the initial 600MHz increase help with CPU heavy games like Skyrim, especially since I think I can turn a 600MHz increase into 1200MHz?