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might as well delete this before it starts into a pointless flame thread started by damric
Edited by knoxy_14 - 4/29/11 at 8:46pm
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Unless it overclocks higher, it's not going to perform any better. There's not that many games that use 4 cores all that efficiently, let alone 6.

What games are you getting this dramatic bottleneck in though? Have you done the proper testing to make sure that a CPU BN is really the problem?
    
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No I doubt that'll help, having an extra 2 cores won't remove the bottleneck_

You'll have to overclock that CPU to 4.0ghz + to remove the bottleneck or at least minimize it _

My 955 was a bottle neck to my GTX 560Ti_ Overclocking it to 4.2 help remove the bottleneck(Even 4.0ghz helped) All games ran much smoother at those overclocks)
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Besides, theres no point in buying an 1090T at this moment, since Bulldozer is close by(at least thats what we all think)
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Besides, theres no point in buying an 1090T at this moment, since Bulldozer is close by(at least thats what we all think)
thats what i thought and also ive done proper testing and during games and benchmarks etc my gpu usage drops down to around probly 70% or so
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thats what i thought and also ive done proper testing and during games and benchmarks etc my gpu usage drops down to around probly 70% or so
Are you running stock clocks or are you overclocked?

You should be in the 3.8Ghz range for steady usage...
    
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Honestly, you'll see a huge gain in just giving yourself a higher overclock than jumping to an x6 right now. Get your NB clocked as high as you can too, that helps a TON in some CPU intensive games (GTA IV, I saw a solid jump going from 2000MHz to 2600MHz NB).
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yes i got my nb at 2600 right now i know all i need to do is overclock higher i was just basically wondering if there was any difference in the cores between the x6 and x4
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yes i got my nb at 2600 right now i know all i need to do is overclock higher i was just basically wondering if there was any difference in the cores between the x6 and x4
No, the x6 is identical core for core, clock for clock with the x4's. The only difference is that its 2 more cores, and they tend to overclock higher. And given that you're on the MSI GD70 board, I wouldn't trust an x6 on it anyway. You'd be at a high risk of VRM failure, as that board has a very hard time with the x6 chips.
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yes i got my nb at 2600 right now i know all i need to do is overclock higher i was just basically wondering if there was any difference in the cores between the x6 and x4
Not in gaming. And in some benchmarks (& games), the X4 chips actually outperform the X6 chips.

Your main goal should be to clock your 955 as high as you can on both your cores and your CPU/NB.

At 3.8+ on the cores and 2800~ on the CPU/NB and you should see better usage out of your 480.
    
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