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Phenom II X4 830 vs. Phenom II X6 1045T

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August 20, 2012 11:09:24 PM

As of now, I have the Phenom II X4 in my HP (P6620F) and found the Phenom II X6 1045T which also fits this AM3 board. Looking to upgrade to the 6 core. I also just swapped out the GT440 gpu for a GTX460. My question is, Will this 6 core blow the Quad away, or am I wasting money? This 1045T is hard to find now, so if it indeed is a better processor I guess I just need someone to say so! I do some gaming like, all the COD titles. Looking to maybe move on to newer games.

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August 20, 2012 11:16:01 PM

Well, the 1045T is 100Mhz slower than the 830 and the extra two cores don't really mean anything in most games, since most only use 2-4 (BF3 is a notable exception, though), so if you don't play BF3, it's really not worth it.

If you do some video encoding or or 3D modeling, then the extra two cores will help, but that's about all.
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August 20, 2012 11:39:43 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Well, the 1045T is 100Mhz slower than the 830 and the extra two cores don't really mean anything in most games, since most only use 2-4 (BF3 is a notable exception, though), so if you don't play BF3, it's really not worth it.

If you do some video encoding or or 3D modeling, then the extra two cores will help, but that's about all.



As I have no idea what video encoding and/or 3D modeling is (game design?), I guess it's a safe bet to leave well enough alone in other words? (unless I really feel the need to play BF3 of course.)
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August 20, 2012 11:46:17 PM

maxokll said:
As I have no idea what video encoding and/or 3D modeling is (game design?), I guess it's a safe bet to leave well enough alone in other words? (unless I really feel the need to play BF3 of course.)


Yeah, if you don't do those things, the 830 is just fine.
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August 21, 2012 12:09:11 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Yeah, if you don't do those things, the 830 is just fine.



Outstanding! I have a real bad habit of reading into some of the hype on this subject! Thus, almost hitting the "purchase" button without really asking anyone. Thank you very much!
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August 21, 2012 12:09:43 AM

Best answer selected by Maxokll.
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August 21, 2012 12:14:06 AM

You're welcome. :) 
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February 9, 2013 6:27:12 AM

I have the phenom 830 and a low end, non overclockable, oem motherboard (from a dell xps 7100 if it helps). Will I be able to possibly install a 6 core phenom processor into it, or any type of better processor into it without upgrading the whole system?
I am upgrading the SSD, GPU, ram, cooling, pretty much everything but the cpu and motherboard.

I assume the amd 8 cores won't work also. I can do a cpu-z or something if it's needed, haven't gotten around to do it yet.

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