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September 4, 2012 9:12:54 PM

good quad cpu which is quite cheap but good for the money. something which can run quite fast. intel and AMd

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September 4, 2012 9:31:46 PM

Phenom II X4 965 BE, $110 one newegg/tigerdirect, beats most fx processors, or an Intel Core i3 2120, is the same, little better than the 965 is $125 on newegg.
P2X4 965 is native 4 cores
i3 2120 is a dual core with hyperthreading making it a quad core

2100 i3 is a little cheaper than the 2120 and u dont lose much in performance, same with a 955 BE vs the 965.
September 4, 2012 9:32:06 PM

any intel i5 core second or third generstion is a good quad cpu and worth the money! if you want to overclock get the ''k'' version!
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September 4, 2012 9:38:35 PM

^ the cheapest 2nd gen i5s like a 2320/2400/2500k. 2320 and 2400 are around $170to190, where the 2500k is the best 2nd gen i5 and has the k at $210
No point to look at first gen i5s as they cost more than some 2/3rd gen i7 lol

A 3rd gen i5 the 3570k goes for $220, and $200 for the non k 3570

September 4, 2012 9:46:43 PM

i5, is too exspensive.. im on a £200/$315 buget
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September 4, 2012 9:50:43 PM

then prob a Phenom II, or i3 is ur best bet.
September 5, 2012 3:03:51 AM

adamyjake said:
i5, is too exspensive.. im on a £200/$315 buget


A $315 budget? You have more than enough for an i5. Get the 3570k with a budget like that for the CPU.
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September 5, 2012 3:49:18 AM

Im going to guess he has a total $315 budget to upgrade whatever hes changing, or yes def a budget for even an i7
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September 5, 2012 3:53:48 AM

lazyboy947 said:

i3 2120 is a dual core with hyperthreading making it a quad core


A dual core with HT does NOT make it a quad core, not even CLOSE.

It simply makes it a dual core with four threads, this makes programs that utilize multiple threads load the two cores more efficently. Again, NOT a quad core.
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September 5, 2012 4:17:17 AM

i5-2500k
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
September 5, 2012 8:44:27 AM

lazyboy947 said:
Im going to guess he has a total $315 budget to upgrade whatever hes changing, or yes def a budget for even an i7


wait. so i have enought was an i5 or i7?? can you link me for all the motherboreds and graphic cards ect please?
ive already got a , harddrive, disc player and a powersocket.
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September 5, 2012 9:26:20 AM

adamyjake said:
.... £274.93 is $436 :pfff: 
:lol:  my bad i am from u.s. i don't know the difference :( 
September 5, 2012 3:02:34 PM

bigcyco1 said:
:lol:  my bad i am from u.s. i don't know the difference :( 


haha dont worry :L
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September 5, 2012 3:34:08 PM

adamyjake said:
i would like to overclock my cpu. how about an amd fx 4170.
got 4 cores which are 4.2ghz :o  also you can over clock them to about 4.6ghz. :p 


I would really avoid getting the Bulldozer. First of all it's not a quad core, it's a dual core with four threads just like an I3 but you would be better off with the I3 or a Phenom II 965 BE. Both are faster than the Bulldozer.
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September 5, 2012 3:54:51 PM

adamyjake said:
haha dont worry :L
o.k. thanks i try but failed haha :na: 
September 5, 2012 3:55:28 PM

yeh but 4.1ghz is fast? and ive heard bulldozer is good for gaming. is there any cpu which has 4 cores and isnt a duo core with 4 threads?
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September 5, 2012 4:45:25 PM

adamyjake said:
yeh but 4.1ghz is fast? and ive heard bulldozer is good for gaming. is there any cpu which has 4 cores and isnt a duo core with 4 threads?


Ghz isn't everything it's all about the micro architecture. 4.1 might sound fast but with Bulldozer's architecture it's really not. An older PhenomII or I3 at a "slower" speed like 3.7 Ghz will still beat out a Bulldozer at 4.1 Ghz. I don't know who you have been talking to but I can tell you that you are talking to the wrong people. The Bulldozer is a poor performing CPU and is not very good for gaming especially since it get's beaten out by older Sandy Bridges and Phenom II CPU's. Just look at the benchmarks they don't lie.









September 5, 2012 5:07:05 PM

thanks, could you build me a cheap i5 2500k? with a decent graphics card and mother bored. around £300? is that possible, less if you can. i would like to be able to play mw3 , bf3 and skyrim with around 60fps?
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September 5, 2012 5:17:59 PM

Not really. How much is the I5 going for in your area. Here in te US the I5 alone is 220 dollars and that would leave pretty much no room for a case, motherboard, videocard, HDD and optical drive.
September 5, 2012 6:23:36 PM

well do u know any good quad cores i could use?
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September 5, 2012 6:31:35 PM

By the way, the whole I3 trading blows with the 9XX phenoms is because most games currently use two cores. When your doing things like World Machine, 3D rendering or generating LOD for games, the quad core trashes the I3.

I recommend a 965 BE. Doubled my frame-rates with a 6670 DDR3 after moving up from a C2D, and everything is super fast.
I'd recommend the quad core 965 over the HT'd i3 2100.
September 5, 2012 6:42:27 PM

isnt the 965 be quite old and the cpu fan is loud? can you overclock it?
September 5, 2012 6:43:11 PM

I personally like the Phenom II X4 black edition its the processor that ive have for about a year now and ive had no problems.
{Except when I tried to overclock it at 4.0Ghz and my comp occasionally locked up.} But besides that i think its a great budget gaming CPU but i believe they discontinued it so i would go with the 965BE a little better and newegg usually has sales on them for about 90$. But if you don't live in the US idk how much their going for but it shouldnt be more 120$...I think?.

My Build in case you were wondering
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September 5, 2012 7:33:57 PM

adamyjake said:
okayy cool, check this inter core i7 980x vs amd fx bulldozer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=devZ8jETRJo&feature=rela...

the amd fx cant be that bad?


:pfff:  You seem to be hell bent on getting the Bulldozer. In all the three or four threads you created in the last day and a half you have found a way to work Bulldozer into the thread seemingly trying to convince us that the Bulldozer isn't that bad. I have to wonder if you really are looking for a new CPU or if you already have one and are trying to justify your buy by hoping someone will tell you it's a great CPU. It's not that great and the benchmarks prove it especially in gaming. If you want a good gaming processor go with the I5, I3, or 965BE. If you want to get a Bulldozer get it but don't complain when you get lousy performance and it bottlenecks your high-end video card.
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September 5, 2012 8:35:15 PM

Get the 965 be, its old, but not really i guess, its still a very powerful cpu, has 4 native cores, and can be overed easily cause its a BE.
965be, with a 970 chipset motherboard and 7770 or 6850, im not sure on prices for u but may be a little over.
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September 5, 2012 9:12:51 PM

lazyboy947 said:
Get the 965 be, its old, but not really i guess, its still a very powerful cpu, has 4 native cores, and can be overed easily cause its a BE.
965be, with a 970 chipset motherboard and 7770 or 6850, im not sure on prices for u but may be a little over.


I agree with Lazy. I would go with the I5 but if you really can't afford it my next choice would definitly be a 965BE.
September 5, 2012 11:28:04 PM

okay thank guys, im gonna try and get ever the i5 of or 965 be.
-rds1220, it just amazed me how many good reviews it had on saying its really fast and got it up to 4.6ghz. its 5 start with good reviews ect
" Pros: I cannot believe I hit 5.0 GHz on a $120 CPU. This CPU gave me extra wiggle room to invest in a radeon 7770 graphics card. This chip could easily be better than the i5 2500k and even the 3570k.

Cons: Runs hot. At 4.2 GHz the chip runs at 35 C with a corsair h40 water cooler. I will have to upgrade to a H100 soon, but won't care much with the money I saved buying this instead of an Intel.

Other Thoughts: Im not an AMD fanboy and have been with intel my whole life until recently. AMD is really showing their colors and will soon be ahead of the competition. I have recommended AMD to my friends, customers, and anyone reading this review."

and

"
Pros: Great speed for price. Highly recommended for those building a budget system that has been a few generations behind. I'm a big gamer, not much for productivity so this is a nice processor as far as gaming is concerned.

In all honestly, I don't see a BIG difference between this is the processor is replaced with was the Phenom II X6 BE 1100T. The biggest reason why I upgraded was because it was too cheap to pass up. I have another PC that I can put the 1100T in, so it won't go to waste."


so yeh, good reviews. but im probly can go with all your comments and get i5 2500k
cuz i want to over clock it. how much will a cheap i5 2500k budget system be? in dollars ??
September 5, 2012 11:35:00 PM

adamyjake said:

" Pros: I cannot believe I hit 5.0 GHz on a $120 CPU. This CPU gave me extra wiggle room to invest in a radeon 7770 graphics card. This chip could easily be better than the i5 2500k and even the 3570k.


The problem here is that 5GHz is not the same between processors. 5GHz on an Intel is WAY faster than 5GHz on an AMD. It has to do with the architecture, which is why Ivy Bridge is faster than Sandy per GHz.
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September 5, 2012 11:49:52 PM

It took like 5ghz+ for one of the FX's to match a stock SB.
September 5, 2012 11:57:15 PM

amuffin said:
It took like 5ghz+ for one of the FX's to match a stock SB.


Aye. I would be surprised if even then, at 5GHz, an AMD could match an Intel at stock. Only benchmarks hold the truth! :p 
September 5, 2012 11:59:46 PM

well im gonna save up for the i5 2500k
September 6, 2012 1:37:44 AM

adamyjake said:
well im gonna save up for the i5 2500k


Very good choice.
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September 6, 2012 2:54:23 AM

adamyjake said:
okay thank guys, im gonna try and get ever the i5 of or 965 be.
-rds1220, it just amazed me how many good reviews it had on saying its really fast and got it up to 4.6ghz. its 5 start with good reviews ect
" Pros: I cannot believe I hit 5.0 GHz on a $120 CPU. This CPU gave me extra wiggle room to invest in a radeon 7770 graphics card. This chip could easily be better than the i5 2500k and even the 3570k.

Cons: Runs hot. At 4.2 GHz the chip runs at 35 C with a corsair h40 water cooler. I will have to upgrade to a H100 soon, but won't care much with the money I saved buying this instead of an Intel.

Other Thoughts: Im not an AMD fanboy and have been with intel my whole life until recently. AMD is really showing their colors and will soon be ahead of the competition. I have recommended AMD to my friends, customers, and anyone reading this review."

and

"
Pros: Great speed for price. Highly recommended for those building a budget system that has been a few generations behind. I'm a big gamer, not much for productivity so this is a nice processor as far as gaming is concerned.

In all honestly, I don't see a BIG difference between this is the processor is replaced with was the Phenom II X6 BE 1100T. The biggest reason why I upgraded was because it was too cheap to pass up. I have another PC that I can put the 1100T in, so it won't go to waste."


so yeh, good reviews. but im probly can go with all your comments and get i5 2500k
cuz i want to over clock it. how much will a cheap i5 2500k budget system be? in dollars ??


I would take those so called reviews with a grain of salt at best. I wouldn't put much into them. You really want to to know how good or bad a CPU is look at benchmarks from reputable websites like Toms Hardware, Anandtech, and a few others. Clearly from the benchmarks you can see the Bulldozer is a poor performer in most games.
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September 6, 2012 5:53:22 AM

Newegg reviews.wmv
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