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Is now the time to buy an AMD Phenom?

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August 18, 2012 12:05:40 AM

AMD Phenom II X4 965s are on sale for around $100. Is now the time to buy, or should I wait for Piledriver? Also, will AM3 motherboards stop selling when all of the Phenoms are gone? :sweat: 

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August 18, 2012 12:09:22 AM

production has stopped on both the phenom and AM3 mobos (bulldozer and AM3+ mobos are in production) so now would be the best time to purchase the phenom if you are in the market for one. i would still get an AM3+ mobo though for future upgrades (phenom II works fine in a AM3+ socket)

as for piledriver, im sure AMD will make some performance improvement (from bulldozer) but that really is not saying much
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August 18, 2012 3:11:53 AM

I have been building several rigs with the PhII X4 965BE. It still is a viable processor when O/C'd as mentioned above. And O/Cing it is usually as easy as simply increasing the CPU multiplier. You can turn it into a PhII X4 980 or better without it breaking a sweat. It's a $100 bargain. But if you want one, better hurry. They won't be around (new) much longer.
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August 18, 2012 3:16:11 AM

Absolutely, hop on the 965BE while you still can!
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August 18, 2012 5:31:25 AM

Too early to say exactly how much better PileDriver will be compared to Phenom II. AMD expects a 5% - 15% improvement for every new generation of CPU. A 10% guess-timate is reasonable. It's unknown what price a PileDriver CPU will be which has the same clockspeed of a Phenom II X4 965, but I know it will be more than $110.
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August 18, 2012 7:07:59 AM

Adding to the landslide here, if you can get one, do so
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