AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 x4 vs. Phenom II X4 980 Tags: CPUs Bulldozer AMD Phenom Last response: October 6, 2012 6:27 PM in CPUs Share 0ldboy October 3, 2012 8:03:52 PM Hello everyone, I am looking to do do a little CPU upgrade. I currently have an AMD Phenom ii x2 555 Black Edition overclocked to 3.6 GHZ. I was wondering a few things I would like you to help me with... Is it worth upgrading to one of these - AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 x4 - or the - Phenom II X4 980 - And second, which one do I go for if I do? Thanks very much in advance More about : amd bulldozer 4100 phenom 980 whatsthatnoise a b à CPUs October 3, 2012 8:16:55 PM Phenom II X4 965, overclocks about the same as the 980, same chip, but a lower stock clock and therefore costs less. esrever a b à CPUs a b À AMD October 3, 2012 8:18:02 PM The phenom 980 is a good upgrade to the x2. The 4100 is slower than the 980 generally so I would stay away from that unless its significantly cheaper. Have you tried to unlock your 555? if not, its like a free upgrade if it works out. the deactivated cores in the cpu can be reactivated if there are so flaws. Related resources Amd phenom ii x4 965 or bulldozer fx-4100? - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 980T vs AMD FX-6100 - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 980 V.S AMD Phenom II X4 975 - Forum AMD FX-6100 vs AMD phenom II x4 980 - Forum AMD FX 8120 and 6100 vs Phenom II x4 980 and 955 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 0ldboy October 3, 2012 8:22:51 PM Thank you for that very quick reply. Yes I have tried indeed, twice and with bad consequences! I had to reset the Cmos each time after attempting to unlock it... big shame. So OK, the 980, would it be a highly noticeable upgrade from the 555? Again thank you esrever a b à CPUs a b À AMD October 3, 2012 8:35:19 PM Depending on what you are doing the 980 should be a good upgrade. As whatsthatnoise also said, the lower modeled phenom IIx4s like the 965BE are pretty much just as good if you overclock as most of them hits about 3.9 to 4.0 on air. 0ldboy October 6, 2012 6:43:22 AM OK well thanks for your help everyone, looking forward to my new processor (still haven't decided yet) amuffin a c 186 à CPUs a b À AMD October 6, 2012 6:52:20 AM 980BE was the fastest Phenom II X4 chip, it's faster than the FX-4100. sarinaide a b à CPUs October 6, 2012 11:14:23 AM Phenom II x 4 955 BE is all you need, all the others are just clock bumps thats about it. sarinaide a b à CPUs October 6, 2012 11:14:37 AM Phenom II x 4 955 BE is all you need, all the others are just clock bumps thats about it. 0ldboy October 6, 2012 11:26:21 AM So would you go for a 955BE over an FX4170 for example? esrever a b à CPUs a b À AMD October 6, 2012 5:46:18 PM 0ldboy said:So would you go for a 955BE over an FX4170 for example? definitely. FlintIronStagg a b à CPUs October 6, 2012 6:20:27 PM http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... there you go, a chart to tell you what category the cpus are in. the 980 BE is good, just a little pricy. the 965 is what i would go with tbh, give it a 400mhz bump with multiplier and youre set for a while. 0ldboy October 6, 2012 6:27:57 PM Thanks very much fellas, I will look into this Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AMD Phenom II X4 980 vs. AMD Phenom II X6 1090T for Gaminng & Editing Forum AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz vs. AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE Forum AMD Phenom II X4 980 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Forum Phenom II X4 965 vs AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 vs FX-4170 Forum AMD Phenom II X4 960T VS AMD FX 4100 Bulldozer? Forum SolvedSell my Phenom II x4 980 for better AMD CPU? Forum SolvedAMD FX-Series FX-4100 or Phenom II X4 970 Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II x4 980 Overclock To avoid GPU Bottleneck Forum SolvedBetween AMD Phenom II X4 980 and FX 4100 Forum SolvedFx-4100 vs phenom II x4? Forum FX-4100 VS PHENOM II X4 965 BLACK EDITION Forum AMD Phenom x4 ii 980BE Forum Fried AMD phenom II X4 980 Forum FS AMD phenom II x4 980 system Forum FX-4100 vs. Phenom II X4 965 BE Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !