Have a sata3 intel ssd/450mb read, have a GeForce GTX550 Ti (1.5GB DDR3) sitting in a box, I have dual monitors and hdmi to my tv the gforce is 30% faster but is 2 mon max (despite the 3 connections in the back) so back in goes the amd driving 3 monitors no problem. I will end up with a complete 8gb/x4 955/gforce 550 system to ebay which will differ a big part of the 8320 costs..
Transcoding vid/photoshop editing are my toughest jobs and looking the benches I'm wondering if I'll even be able to tell? I choose the 970@3500 which should be similar to a 955 oc to 3600 and something I do all the time and phhtt...
x264 HD Encode Test - 1st pass - x264 0.59.819
Frames Per Second
I was thinking the fx 83's were going to be the tipping point on the old x4's but I'm not seeing it ;-( I'm commited to the am3+ socket at this point and not seeing a $/perf upgrade anytime soon, amazing I had this 955 for 3 years my longest relationship with a cpu EVER..