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post #11 of 47
True a quad would probably be better value for gaming and maybe performance too.

However if you really like overclocking the Thubans (hex cores) are really good at that and will hit 4Ghz a lot easier than a Deneb for example, even with those extra cores. And if you lock down 2 cores as Devilmaypoop suggested you can probably overclock even further (provided you pick the best 4 cores).
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post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop View Post
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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I disagree, I have recently upgraded my system from a AMD Phenom II x 2 550 Black Edition to my sig rig, My Phen II was giving me bottlenecks whilst gaming with my 6870, was getting 45 fps in BFBC2, now I'm on a hex I am getting 75 -85 fps. I am getting almost double the framerate on all games I play.
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post #14 of 47
If you upgraded to a 4-core CPU, you would have the same performance like the 6-core... I think none of the games which are on the market now have support for so many cores.
Edited by te0o - 6/2/11 at 10:15am
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dude...an x6 is better in terms of overall performance when you're overclocking it. my x6 clocked at 4.2ghz with cpu-nb 3200ghz beats my 965 x4 clocked at 4.2ghz with cpu-nb 2600 on everything i do. that was the max i can go on the x4. for a person that said i wouldnt trade my x4 for a x6 is probably in denial. 1090t= better IMC and can run higher speed rams.
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I've heard of a few people buying the Hexes and then diabling the two cores that overclocked the lowest. Made their system run cooler too. However, I cannot speak for this myself as I don't have a hex core CPU.

Then they had access to a hex core should they ever want it, but really when games start using hex cores the current hex cores will be rather obsolete. Kind of like how so many jumped on the Q6600 when it came out. It has only been in recent days that Quads have started to get used well in gaming...and in software in general. The Q6600 is not considered that great of a CPU now days (though it will likely get the job done just fine).
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post #17 of 47
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I disagree, I have recently upgraded my system from a AMD Phenom II x 2 550 Black Edition to my sig rig, My Phen II was giving me bottlenecks whilst gaming with my 6870, was getting 45 fps in BFBC2, now I'm on a hex I am getting 75 -85 fps. I am getting almost double the framerate on all games I play.
You're comparing apples and oranges. Your FPS increase is mainly due to faster processor!!!!
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post #18 of 47
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I disagree, I have recently upgraded my system from a AMD Phenom II x 2 550 Black Edition to my sig rig, My Phen II was giving me bottlenecks whilst gaming with my 6870, was getting 45 fps in BFBC2, now I'm on a hex I am getting 75 -85 fps. I am getting almost double the framerate on all games I play.
Look at your CPU usage...you had two cores before.

BC2 is one of the few games that really benefit from a quad core...and I mean REALLY benefit. I believe the benmarks of that game double when going from dual to quad cores.


Though remember those other cores don't have to be a waste...you could fold on them while playing games or something. They are usable for something, but just won't really be used by only one application.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/2/11 at 9:26am
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You're comparing apples and oranges. Your FPS increase is mainly due to faster processor!!!!
Errrr no! Friend of mine has a hex amd and a 6870 and he was getting 85 odd fps in BC2, I also tried BC2, black ops and crysis on stock clock with my i7 and bang higher FPS plus my Phenom II was OC'd to 3.7Gnz.
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Look at your CPU usage...you had two cores before.

BC2 is one of the few games that really benefit from a quad core...and I mean REALLY benefit. I believe the benmarks of that game double when going from dual to quad cores.
It's not just with BC2, it was with black ops, crysis, dirt 2....... all got almost double fps.
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