Originally Posted by Lxcivic2k1
So according to most of the haters in here....my 940 is the exact same as the 980.
They're both Phenom II!!!!!!!!!!! They are the exact same processor! Considering mine does 3GHz at 140watt and the 980 does 3.7GHz at 125watt should show there is a reason there are price differences. Each chip is different, just the same architecture(granted my 940 is not the exact same being AM2+)
I'd be more then happy to buy a 980 if I wanted to upgrade...700GHz extra while running cooler with less power, I'm sold. But my machine can do anything the more expensive machines can do for what I use it for so why upgrade before BD.
It's just doing the math. They are charging $20 more for each 100Mhz speed bump. Not even Intel does that.
Besides, you are missing the point on this one. Your chip is the older revision. All new 955, 965, 970, 975 and 980 chips are the newer 125w revision, and ALL of them have an overclocking wall at around the same clockspeed. It's the manufacturing process + architecture saying that. You suddenly weren't able to achieve a much better overclock with a 980BE than with a 955BE or 965BE. You might get lucky with a golden chip that will go a little further, but it won't be by much, and in fact you migth come across a golden 955 or 965. So, for the asking price, you might as well go with a 125w 955BE or 965BE. Anything more expensive is just ridiculous.Edited by tpi2007 - 5/3/11 at 6:59pm