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a c 179 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 6:47:46 PM

I saw somewhere that an FX 4170 stock 4.2ghz, can get to 5-5.4ghz. I understand that fx rnt amazing processors, but at 4.2ghz stock how does this still only compare to an i3? also at 5ghz ish would that actually make a big increase in its performance, also saw that the 4170 in some/most situations beat and i3 and a fx 4100 is on par or little more than than most commonly used i3s.

Im not upgrading cpus any time soon and if i was it wouldnt be a fx from a X6. another questions is how would the 4170 compare to a x4 955 and 965 BE? overclocked and stocks speeds? Im just curious is all

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a c 109 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 6:58:12 PM

The FX-4170 may be able to stand a chance in some applications against its X4 counterparts...but OC the X4 955's and heck no, I wouldn't take the FX over them :lol: 

**EDIT**
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/344920-28-4170
Great thread with links :) 
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a c 103 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 7:02:15 PM

Any of the Denebs over an Fx :) 
945,955,965,970(If you can find one) 980, all brilliant chips
I built my Rig planning for Bd to be awesome, when it wasn't as good as we all hoped it was going to be, I immediately dropped in a 975Be instead, and I was lucky enough to get one that hits 4.5GHz, most will hit 4Ghz pretty much guaranteed with some work
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 7:07:45 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Any of the Denebs over an Fx :) 
945,955,965,970(If you can find one) 980, all brilliant chips
I built my Rig planning for Bd to be awesome, when it wasn't as good as we all hoped it was going to be, I immediately dropped in a 975Be instead, and I was lucky enough to get one that hits 4.5GHz, most will hit 4Ghz pretty much guaranteed with some work
Moto

4.5Ghz... :ouch:  -immediate envy/jealousy- :lol: 

My 955 couldn't hit 4Ghz without immense volts :(  I was pretty sad :lol:  My brother's chip can easily do 4.1Ghz, however..
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a c 179 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 7:27:31 PM

alright so an fx is only close to a phenom and after and oc the phenom wins, i guess i kinda knew that alrdy.

My friend is building a new pc and he was wondering y the 4.2ghz stock 4170 loses to a 3.2ghz 955. those were his two choices of cpus in his build. If someone wouldnt mind explaining
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a c 103 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 7:30:32 PM

Basically because the PII has four real cores, the Fx has two modules consisting of a real core and a 'kind of' core, so its really a dualcore
google bulldozer architecture for a more techy explanation but thats how I word it,
four real cores wins over two real and two kinda cores
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 9:49:12 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Luck and more than a bit of water were involved hehe
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2330656
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2393107
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no real difference performancewise betweem Refclock clocking and multi only clocking, refclk slightly more twitchy :) 
Moto


Dang! :ouch:  Super jealous...haha

Man I admit I do miss RefClock overclocking on my PII :D  that was quite fun...all that tweaking you could do.
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a c 186 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 10:38:16 PM

A 5ghz FX is equal to a stock SB cpu.
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a c 179 à CPUs
August 28, 2012 4:22:08 AM

Best answer selected by Lazyboy947.
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