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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition vs AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz

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October 10, 2012 3:43:18 AM

Hey what is the best Cpu out of those two? and will it be able to run gtx 660 ti to its full potential?? Thanks :??: 

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October 10, 2012 4:10:42 AM

965BE is the better of the two.

Keep in mind that it will still bottleneck the 660ti.
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October 10, 2012 4:24:21 AM

Really? but the six cores wouldnt make a difference? and what if i oced the 965 be ? what then? if not,is there a affordable amd processor that would NOT bottleneck 660 ti?Please dont give me intel options thanks.
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October 10, 2012 4:40:29 AM

catchme247 said:
Really? but the six cores wouldnt make a difference? and what if i oced the 965 be ? what then? if not,is there a affordable amd processor that would NOT bottleneck 660 ti?Please dont give me intel options thanks.


More cores doesn't help. A 8120 would bottle neck a 660 Ti too.

Get the 965BE and overclock it.
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October 10, 2012 4:48:31 AM

Ok. So the best amd option is 965 BE and OC it? What is the max I can oc it to anyways? I have evo 212 cooler.
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October 10, 2012 4:49:55 AM

catchme247 said:
Ok. So the best amd option is 965 BE and OC it? What is the max I can oc it to anyways? I have evo 212 cooler.


There's no set max, really because every chip is different, but 3.8 to 4.0 is a safe bet.
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October 10, 2012 5:04:02 AM

An FX-4100 at 4.6GHz would be very similar to a Phenom II x4 that's clocked at 3.8GHz in performance. 4.8GHz on the FX-4100 would be similar to 4GHz on the Phenom II x4. I think that both cases would have the FX using less power. IDK if I'd recommend a Phenom II x4 over that unless it was more than $30 cheaper.
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October 10, 2012 7:32:58 AM

luciferano said:
An FX-4100 at 4.6GHz would be very similar to a Phenom II x4 that's clocked at 3.8GHz in performance. 4.8GHz on the FX-4100 would be similar to 4GHz on the Phenom II x4. I think that both cases would have the FX using less power. IDK if I'd recommend a Phenom II x4 over that unless it was more than $30 cheaper.


Your Wrong but I cant be bothered spending another hour argueing with your made up facts

OP get the 965BE and overclock it to within an inch of its life or get an 8120 and do the same

OR

Wait for Piledriver to release
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October 10, 2012 7:35:08 AM

wr6133 said:
Your Wrong but I cant be bothered spending another hour argueing with your made up facts

OP get the 965BE and overclock it to within an inch of its life or get an 8120 and do the same

OR

Wait for Piledriver to release


FX in its stock core configuration needs a roughly 20% higher frequency to match Phenom II in performance. You can't prove me wrong because I'm not wrong.

I agree on the wait for Piledriver if possible sentiment.
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October 10, 2012 7:54:21 AM

The 965 :sol: 
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October 10, 2012 8:40:04 AM

Neither, wait for Vishera chips at month end then buy.
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October 10, 2012 11:32:42 AM

The Phenom II X4 is the better buy and NONE of them would bottleneck a GTX 660 Ti in realistic gaming scenarios.Just take a look at the CPU scaling of the HD 7970 which is more powerfull than the GTX 660 Ti so you should notice a even smaller bottleneck.
But as the others said i advise you to wait and buy one of AMD's upcoming CPU's.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7970_cpu...
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October 10, 2012 11:44:45 AM

Again you don't want to be buying a Zambezi or Deneb right now, Vishera is out 19-20 October so this is all rather moot.
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January 20, 2013 11:39:38 PM

wr6133 said:
Your Wrong but I cant be bothered spending another hour argueing with your made up facts

OP get the 965BE and overclock it to within an inch of its life or get an 8120 and do the same

OR

Wait for Piledriver to release


I think the best way to figure this out is with some benchmarks, so here we go.
CPUBenchmark
FX-6100
965BE
FX-4100


So please, do not give biased opinions, give this man fact.
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March 23, 2013 10:22:08 AM

I've been running a 965BE for over 3 years now. Been OC to 4.1 for most of its life and haven't had a issue with it yet.
As far as bottle necking.. The human eye cannot see the difference between 60 fps and 600 fps.
So as long as the setup will run smooth what does it matter. It could get a CPU/ GPU setup that didn't bottle neck.. You would still have other bottle necks else where in the system.. ( ie, ram,hdd,ect.... )
The only time a bottle neck is really going to be a issue is if you just sit there and run benchmarks all day. The only time I every run benchmarks or more or less just stress test is when I am steering up a new setup and OCing it. And the only redone I even do that is to make sure it's stable at those setting and nothing get to hot in the process.
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