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AMD FX-8120 vs Phenom x4 960t

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January 25, 2013 9:47:35 PM

Basically, I do a lot of audio work, and my Digital Audio Workstation DOES take advantage of as many cores as I have available.

I've been using a Phenom x4 960t for a while now, and had no issues with choppy audio, crackles, pops, or any of the telltale signs that your CPU is getting maxed out.

Now, I upgraded to the fx-8120, had it overclocked and stable at around 4ghz, and it never got much past 50% CPU, however, at about 40%, i would get choppy, laggy audio and super slow response time when working on a project.

Any explanation as to why my 8-core is shitting on me at 50%, while my quad handles it flawlessly?

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January 25, 2013 11:33:02 PM

the FX-8120 may have eight cores but its internal architecture does a lot of sharing among those cores. do you still get lag and choppy play back if the FX-8 is at stock speeds?
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January 25, 2013 11:37:03 PM

Yup.

I spent 3 days trying to figure stuff out, tried almost everything.

I'm actually hearing that a couple other people have had issues with distorting and crackling audio with the 8120.

know of any reasons why the 8120 would have issues with audio only?
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January 26, 2013 12:01:55 AM

are you using the same mobo as with the 960T? I honestly do not know why the FX-8120 would have that specific effect although it does seem to happen to other people from your reply.
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January 26, 2013 12:04:14 AM

I've actually tested both of them with an ASrock mobo and an ASUS mobo.

Even without the extra cores unlocked, the phenom outperforms the FX for audio work.
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