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I have a question. From an overclocker's perspective, what would be the benefit of purchasing the 980 over the 955 or 965? It still shouldn't be able to handle over 4 - 4.2 GHz on air given it's the same architecture, right?? Does it come with large cache?
You have a C3 revision. Getting the new 980 when it comes out won't benefit you in any way.
 
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You have a C3 revision. Getting the new 980 when it comes out won't benefit you in any way.
There's a chance it might be some sort of new C4 revision, you might never know until it is out.
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I have a question. From an overclocker's perspective, what would be the benefit of purchasing the 980 over the 955 or 965? It still shouldn't be able to handle over 4 - 4.2 GHz on air given it's the same architecture, right?? Does it come with large cache?
It would be best for non-overclockers. If there was a Phenom II released at 4Ghz, that doesn't necessarily mean you will get a whole lot more.

As an overclocker, there would be no benefit in buying a higher binned Phenom II, as the wall on them is almost always heat. Once you start getting to the mid 50's you know you are just about done. With Intel you know you have quite a bit of slack left.

Even still, for someone that wants a drop in chip, just sell your old chip, board and memory(if it isn't DDR3) and buy something else. It would be easy to get enough to buy a $100 dollar board, and 40 dollar memory(4GB), since you're buying a processor anyways.
     
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Either way it realy doesnt matter-some just want the higher speeds period. As far as being worth it-like i have said befor in this forum, it is worth it to some, just becuz others think it is not, does not at all make the other person wrong.

i upgrade my systems as i go, and to be honest, i normaly dont rush out and buy the new shinny product right away-it is normaly down the road, so does that make me wrong for doing it? Plus i save a bundle by doing so.

But i sure dont call some one wrong for preodering products or waiting at the door so they can be the first to have it. I have done it once in awhile.
    
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There's a chance it might be some sort of new C4 revision, you might never know until it is out.
Ah, that's true, I didn't think of that . But what I meant was, it might get you slightly lower temps or ~200MHz higher OC (I doubt it, since he's sitting on 4.1GHz), but I don't think it'd be worth the price difference -- price difference being 'cost of Phenom II 980' minus 'amount you can sell 955 C3'.

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Either way it realy doesnt matter-some just want the higher speeds period. As far as being worth it-like i have said befor in this forum, it is worth it to some, just becuz others think it is not, does not at all make the other person wrong.

i upgrade my systems as i go, and to be honest, i normaly dont rush out and buy the new shinny product right away-it is normaly down the road, so does that make me wrong for doing it? Plus i save a bundle by doing so.

But i sure dont call some one wrong for preodering products or waiting at the door so they can be the first to have it. I have done it once in awhile.
When I say it isn't worth it, I'm only speaking to/about people who already have a Phenom II X4 (940-970).
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Ah, that's true, I didn't think of that . But what I meant was, it might get you slightly lower temps or ~200MHz higher OC (I doubt it, since he's sitting on 4.1GHz), but I don't think it'd be worth the price difference -- price difference being 'cost of Phenom II 980' minus 'amount you can sell 955 C3'.
Yup And you might just be able to hit 3.0GHz NB this time as well, maybe a touch higher just like Thubans xD
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I dont think that is what he meant-tradeing his 955 for a 980, i beleive he was talking about as a new system or upgradeing from a much lower cpu-that would it be worth buying the 980 over the 955.
    
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Yup And you might just be able to hit 3.0GHz NB this time as well, maybe a touch higher just like Thubans xD
Exactly-that would be cool-cant get mine past that 2800 wall on my 955be.
    
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Exactly-that would be cool-cant get mine past that 2800 wall on my 955be.
200Mhz isn't going to make much difference on the north bridge since you're already at 2800. Unless you're trying to squeak out an extra frame in a benchmark or something.
     
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200Mhz isn't going to make much difference on the north bridge since you're already at 2800. Unless you're trying to squeak out an extra frame in a benchmark or something.
No-i know its not much-its just one of thoses I JUST WANT IT TO things-lol. No real reason except i spend to much time pushing my systems rather than useing them for what i build them for
    
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