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So im in the process of a deal and it partly involves trading my X4 955 (B) for a 1055T. I dont think i need/want the extra cores but i guess i can just lock them down. What do you guys think, would it be an upgrade or a downgrade?
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I think that's a great deal. You're getting a chip that has two more cores AND generally gets better overclocks than the old denebs. It's a great trade, especially since you're basically doing a free upgrade.

However, there's only a few games that take advantage of all six cores, such as source engine based games (CS:S, L4D1/2, TF2, etc.) and BF:BC2. Eventually, more games will add support for six cores.
    
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I think that's a great deal. You're getting a chip that has two more cores AND generally gets better overclocks than the old denebs. It's a great trade, especially since you're basically doing a free upgrade.
Not when you know about the other parts of the trade. Which involves me trading my great clocking DirectCU 5850 for a ref GTX 465, but i think ill do it anyway.
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So im in the process of a deal and it partly involves trading my X4 955 (B) for a 1055T. I dont think i need/want the extra cores but i guess i can just lock them down. What do you guys think, would it be an upgrade or a downgrade?
I'd say go for a 1090t if you can and it's not expensive.

I have a B55 like you (according to your sig rig) but I cannot OC. Considering a similar upgrade due to video rendering and wanting to OC some.
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How well does your 955/Unlocked Dualie overclock? I used to have a similar setup (1055T + HD5850 TOP) and it worked great. I'm not sure if I would trade a decent clocking 955 + 5850 for a 1055T + 465.
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Not when you know about the other parts of the trade. Which involves me trading my great clocking DirectCU 5850 for a ref GTX 465, but i think ill do it anyway.
If you're going to do that, then I would forget about the trade. The downgrade in your GPU just doesn't justify the upgrade in your CPU, especially with 6 core support in games not being common right now.
    
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Wait for the AMD FX series processor, out in August or early-mid September. Your motherboard will run it via a beta BIOS.
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