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955 with more factory overclock?
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post #82 of 135
Wow! This CPU is a beast, at least from the stock speed of 3.7GHz. Going up to 4.4GHz shouldn't be too hard with an aftermarket air cooler. Perfect gaming CPU!
But why buy the X4 980 when you could get the classical X4 955 and overclock to 4.1GHz for a lower price?
post #83 of 135
No guarantee it would clock higher though, seeing as most 1055T and 1090T's manage to reach the same 4Ghz a majority of the time. 955BE's can match or exceed 965BE's too. I'd like this chip for users whose motherboards aren't designed for overclocking, or an upgrade till the next generation without having to tinker with BIOS settings.
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post #84 of 135
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No guarantee it would clock higher though, seeing as most 1055T and 1090T's manage to reach the same 4Ghz a majority of the time. 955BE's can match or exceed 965BE's too. I'd like this chip for users whose motherboards aren't designed for overclocking, or an upgrade till the next generation without having to tinker with BIOS settings.
If the 980 BE drops down to 150 bucks usd.. id definitely get one over a 99er 955 be.. just because of the oc trauma I had with my system..

Not unless I find some source of income, I'd love some decent stock clocks to throw into this old system of mine.
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post #85 of 135
The only way I can see this processor being anything amazing is if it were made to work at 95w or made of a new stepping to allow for a higher/farther overclock. I can't see why they would try to release anything else by this point. Then again, the Phenom II line was just to fill the gap for the time being.
     
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post #86 of 135
I don't think AMD are trying to release anything "new" they are just creating price points for everyone. There shouldn't be anything new to come from the Phenom series, Bulldozer is here and that will be the focus of all revisions and changes very soon.

If AMD can do minimal work to introduce another processor, that just gives people more options, with very little cost to AMD. Something for everyone (well casual and budget minded types )
post #87 of 135
How many people are really going to build a new am3 system when am3+ is coming out in a month?

Pointless cpu is pointless, just a money making scheme.
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post #88 of 135
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How many people are really going to build a new am3 system when am3+ is coming out in a month?

Pointless cpu is pointless, just a money making scheme.
I even fail to see how they're going to make money with these chip. AMD should just get rid of all the K8 chips they have left and proceed with Bulldozer.
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If I built a system today, I would get a 980BE.
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If I built a system today, I would get a 980BE.
no, get a 2500k for only $20 more, this Phenom ii is horribly overpriced

Unless this $200 phenom ii is cheaper than the bulldozer cpus and you are getting AM3+ board, then maybe.
     
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