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Hey guys, I am ready for an upgrade, on my sig rig, should I go with a Phenom x4 black edition, or a regular Phenom x6, 1055T I think it is..

I have herd alot of people saying they can easily bump the 1055T to 4 Ghz on air without the use of a multiplier.

Then I was thinking... Well... maybe I could go with a better x4, then I realized well, I will take it to 4Ghz anyways... so the cheap x4 or the expensive one doesn't really matter.


Finally, I was thinking, well, my x2 unlocked to x4 is the same thing as a native x4 correct? or will I see performance increase to going to a native x4 CPU?





Above all, the question is, stick with my x2 unlocked to x4. Get an x4, or get a non black edition x6. Honestly I kind of want the x6

and no I cannot wait for bulldozer, not an option, and im not going intel. Besides, I am assuming BD will be very expensive, until ivy bridge.

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ok,

so what are you doing with your rig? If you're just gaming then go with an x4 to keep the cost down until you can get the BD processor later. I'd probably go with the 955.

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Gaming, photoshop, illistrator, after effects, some other programs.

Will I see a performance increase from my processor to a 955?
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Yes You'll se performance incerase
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No.

There's no point in upgrading to a 955 as it only has an extra 1mb cache in comparison to your current CPU. It's practically identical and a side grade.

The X6 is not needed really as you will not see any performance improvements in what you do. I'd stick with what you have.


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Yes You'll se performance incerase
I'd love to hear your reasoning behind this.
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Gaming, photoshop, illistrator, after effects, some other programs.

Will I see a performance increase from my processor to a 955?
Perhaps a margin of you pick the hexacore. But I wouldn't.
I'd rather pick something else (yes, Intel. Not even considering it, makes you look narrowminded) or wait a month or so for a new CPU.

Going from an unlocked x2 (x4) to a native Phenom II quadcore will presumably not be any noticable improvement .. A little perhaps. No improvement in gaming.
Edited by p4p3r - 5/8/11 at 5:16am
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Sure, want to see my i7 "proof" haha... Dude, I used to have X4 920 and it was faster than any Athlon X2 lol
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Going from a unlocked X4 to a 955? No performance change, at all.
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@ Sp4wners Athlon VS Phenom
pIIx2 unlock to x4 vs pIIx4

Almost no difference (if there are one, it's incredibly small).
    
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Phenom 2 X4 B55Be = 955BE
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