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August 4, 2012 6:00:11 PM

can you tell me which processor is the faster of the 3....and which one of the following is the best deal?

FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6GHz Quad-Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor


Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz Six Core Socket AM3 Boxed Processor



Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Boxed Processor

tried looking on the hierarchy chart for cpus in 2012 but did not see all of these listed. Thanks for the help. Computer will be used for gaming.

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August 4, 2012 6:05:08 PM

965 black edition for gaming, general use. 1045T would technically be better for multithreaded work, however its a locked multiplier with a low clock speed, most likely the 965 would be able to overclock high enough to compensate for the 2 less physical cores as the 1045 will probably have a much more limited overclock potential, and the FX-4100 is just plain trash.

And the guy who made the CPU hierarchy chart for the AMD side was on drugs, possibly dyslexic, or just hates AMD so much that he was being a smartass. He put the FX-4170 above all the Phenom II x4s, which.. is.. well... stupid.
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August 4, 2012 6:20:08 PM

nekulturny said:
And the guy who made the CPU hierarchy chart for the AMD side was on drugs, possibly dyslexic, or just hates AMD so much that he was being a smartass. He put the FX-4170 above all the Phenom II x4s, which.. is.. well... stupid.


The guy that made the AMD side licks windows

he also left out some important ones
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August 4, 2012 6:30:45 PM

Its the same guy who shows AMD CPUs getting 1 or 2 FPS less than i3-2100 and somehow hes "shockingly left without an AMD CPU to recommend at any price point". He must be easily shocked, considering you have to have at least a 10% difference to really have a noticeable difference. So, that about shows where his loyalties lie doesn't it?

He also gave the FX-4100 an "honorable mention". Theres nothing honorable about an FX-4100 lol. Like I said, just some tongue and cheek humor on his part.
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August 4, 2012 7:25:41 PM

Of the three the Phenom II X4 965 is both the best and fastest AMD CPU.

The Phenom II X6 would be great for programs that can make use of 6 cores, but most average people do not really use any programs that can do so other than when encoding video and only if the codec used can take advantage of 6 cores.

The FX-4100 is more or less a waste of money and should be avoided. The FX CPU worth getting are the 8120 and 8150, but since the FX-8150 is just a slightly faster FX-8120 most people would recommend overclocking the cheaper FX-8120 to make up for the performance difference.
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August 4, 2012 10:43:46 PM

jdajjarapu said:
can you tell me which processor is the faster of the 3....and which one of the following is the best deal?

FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6GHz Quad-Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor


Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz Six Core Socket AM3 Boxed Processor



Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Boxed Processor

tried looking on the hierarchy chart for cpus in 2012 but did not see all of these listed. Thanks for the help. Computer will be used for gaming.


Your best option is defo the Phenom 965, although if you bought the X6 you could join our club,
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/343245-10-club#t260...
Also on a side note i do no of people managing to OC the 1045t to 3.2 - 3.4 ghz. on the MSI mobos what have those OC switches on the board.
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August 5, 2012 8:42:49 PM

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