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Since the Komodo CPU's have been cancelled, I suppose there's no sense in waiting around to upgrade.

One of the things I wasn't aware of when I first upgraded to the X4 965 is that it isn't capable of taking full advantage of things like 1600MHz clocked DDR3 RAM. What sort of "counter-intuitive" limitations does the X6 1100T "Thuban" Black Edition have?
    
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Honestly, I wouldnt upgrade to a 1100t unless you use apps that make use of the extra cores. If you wanna upgrade, you might wanna wait 2 weeks for Bulldozer benches to arrive and make your decision then.
    
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First, it probably wont beat your 965. Second, wait 10 more days for bulldozer. AMD Bulldozer CPU's will hopefully be alot better than Phenom II's
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Although I hate the idea of people constantly waiting for dozer to arrive, he has a point. Just give it a few weeks and see what like man
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Komodo was replaced, Not cancelled.
http://www.newso.org/ITNews/Trade/Th...e-5b3fb717d5e3
http://www.compix.org/hardware/1651-...h-vishera.html

But anyway, Wait for BD, No need to buy the 1100T for an extra 2 cores and a 100mhz speed bump.
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post #6 of 14
well Im not sure if you would feel a boost in performance, 2600mhz cpu-nb feels just like 3000mhz just shows in benchmarks. I am stable at 1840-1900mhz on my memory at 2900-3054cpu-nb but your gonna spend $190 for that? Try to wait a little for at least benchmarks of bulldozer
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Wait for bulldozer, Rumours are they will sell for an incredibly low price, if not then the previous gen (the 1100t) will be reduced in price. It's a win/win situation heh
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post #8 of 14
Yes, wait for BD. Some people had problems overclocking Thubans on the 790FX-GD70 anyway.
post #9 of 14
Wait for BD, the suppliers are hearing Nov now, but hey sometime this year right?

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Latest ETA update from my supplier is now early November
post #10 of 14
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Ok, then I need to upgrade my motherboard. I'm looking at the 990FX based ASUS Sabretooth. Will it natively support the Bulldozer chips or do I need to wait for manufacturers to start making boards specifically designed for them?
    
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