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About to buy my new chip and was just wondering if the 970 is worth the extra $20? Any help would be great.Thanks.
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But you already have a 955, why would you want either?
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Is for a dif build
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post #4 of 10
No. It's a 100MHz increase, nothing special. Hardly noticable.

Honestly, every PII x4 above the 965 is usually a waste of money. Unless you're buying it for pure overclocking.
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If your going to keep them stock, then i would go for the 970 as it will yield alittle bit of a performance increase. If you plan on overclocking, get the 965 because they are both going to overclock about the same.
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Isnt worth the extra money, you can easily OC the 965 to that clock speed, most likely with no Vcore bump either.
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Is for a dif build
Oh ok, I would say no. The extra performance would be negligible in anything other than benchmarks, and OC'ing performance should be roughly the same.
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If your in no rush too buy-and your going to get a 4 core, might want to see if the 980 will be out soon, it should be, and there saying it will be at 185, and that it will bump the cost of the other 900 deneb cpus down again.
    
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post #9 of 10
Not worth it.
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post #10 of 10
Get yourself another 955

Save the money_ Seriously you could bump it up to 3.6ghz - 3.8ghz without even touching voltages_ I know I can on both my 955 processors_
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