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is the x4 955 soon to be out dated?

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newegg has such a good deal but with speeds getting so much quicker will a 4.0 ghz oc even be respectable for a gaming rig anymore?
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post #2 of 32
It already is.
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... so dont waste my money?
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post #4 of 32
It's not about speed. It's about architecture. AM3 CPU's aren't a good deal for gaming anymore.
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Yeah of course, But be cautious that the new AMD bulldozer CPU's will be coming out sometime in Augest hopefully which will replace the Phenom II CPU's forever and AMD promises a bigger performance improvement with them too, If possible, wait for Bulldozer, or if your desperate now, I'd say go for it, and OC the hell out of it
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Depends on your setup. Single screen at 1980x1080? You'll be fine. Doing some 5760x1080 Eyefinity? You may need to upgrade.
 
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post #7 of 32
it's out dated
but that dose not mean it's a worthless cpu

my older C2Q will take anything I toss at it
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post #8 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by topog_z View Post
It already is.
This is true but misleading. It can still handle games just as well as really any other modern quad if you overclock it a bit.

They are being phased out but they are still capable.
    
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so then go intell if i want a gaming rig? or wait for bulldoser? i dont want to spend an arm and a leg!!!
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post #10 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
This is true but misleading. It can still handle games just as well as really any other modern quad if you overclock it a bit.

They are being phased out but they are still capable.
^^ This
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