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What are the real advantages over each other gaming wise? Coupled with a decent GPU too (I'd say a XFX HD 5870 AMD / ATI Graphics Card) because it's confusing me, for a while I've been trying to decide between the two and it's damn hard.

So guys, thoughts?
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Hex core currently has no advantages in gaming.
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Hex core currently has no advantages in gaming.
^ this.

Unless you play Supcom which is the ONLY game that supports 6 logical cores.
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I did research on the 1100t before buying my 965. My quad has gotten much much better reviews then the hex I was looking at. I personally am completely in love with my quad core processor and would not switch it for a hex, even if it were free.
    
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Hex core currently has no advantages in gaming.
Pretty much this...

There are very few games that take advantage of the hexcores, and even then the performance increase is negligible, like less than 10% increase.
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The only games that benefit from more than 4 cores are all RTS games.
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With so few games taking full advantage of even quads fully (tho that is rapidly improving) it's really pointless going hex core for gaming, and by the time games are capable of using 6+ cores effectively the 1100T will be so out of date.

You are better off currently buying the quad and spending any saved money on better cooling for higher clock speeds, or a better GPU.
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With so few games taking full advantage of even quads fully (tho that is rapidly improving) it's really pointless going hex core for gaming, and by the time games are capable of using 6+ cores effectively the 1100T will be so out of date.

You are better off currently buying the quad and spending any saved money on better cooling for higher clock speeds, or a better GPU.
Completely agree. Exactly what I did.
    
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Currently Phenom II hexcores overclock better, have a way better IMC and if you lock up 2 cores you have a quadcore that overclocks better than a golden Phenom II 965.
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Quad for gaming. Depending on the speed of the hexacore and other aspects it might be faster, meaning if you had a 2.5ghz quad a 3.2ghz hexacore would outperform it with 4 cores, unless the quad offered some other non frequency related performance increases, which is why we benchmark in addition to speculate.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/2/11 at 7:42am
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