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I am recently have been doing some upgrades to my system. I am having a hard time pickng between a phenom II x4 or x6. I do plan on crossfiring a pair of 6850's in the future. I just would like to know if a quad core would be fine with the 2 6850's and if a 6 core would be overkill or not. I think the 6 core would be the choice, but the quad is cheaper which is why I am stuck on which 1 I should get. I would like to hear your guys opinion.
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Name 5 games that use even 4 cores effectively. Unless you do some major video editing or other data crunching, I'd go with the quad if the money saved helps your GPU upgrade.
 
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post #3 of 30
Your CPU now is fine, an upgrade to an X4 or X6 would be silly. Get a sandy bridge if you are going to do anything, or patiently wait for BD.
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There's no reason to move to a quadcore right now. Just hold off for a bit, save your money, and do a platform change in 6 months.
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So my CPU will be good for a crossfired 6850's I was told by several people it will bottleneck. I will be getting the cards in couple weeks. I don't think it wont bottleneck to much myself.
Edited by NeoVincent - 5/30/11 at 11:51pm
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post #6 of 30
I would get either just to have it.
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post #7 of 30
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That's my thought just figured I would get it and would last sometime. Although I know bulldozer will be out in time.
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post #8 of 30
May I ask, why crossfire 6850s?
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post #9 of 30
Just get an AMD Phenom II X4 955.

They cost $130 over here, that's nothing compared to the $230 for a 2500K.

From a dual core Phenom to a quad core Phenom, there is a massive difference in gaming overall. You can't even play GTA4 on a dual core, as in, there is not a single dual core CPU out that will play it smoothly enough at all times. (Even the new i3 2300 struggles).
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post #10 of 30
can't you just unlocked the 4th core?

And just wait for bd i think your motherboard should support it with a bios update
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