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post #1 of 9
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955, 965 or a 980?

I can get the 980 for $154

Not sure which to go with, Is there a huge difference between the three besides the clock speeds?
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post #2 of 9
Not really. You can overclock them all to ~4.0ghz and they will perform identically.

If you're starting from scratch wait for BD or look at Intel. The i3-2100 is ~$120 and faster than anything from AMD atm.
    
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post #3 of 9
The 955 BE would be the way to go.
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post #4 of 9
you will be able to buy a 4 core bulldozer on saturday I would wait....
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you will be able to buy a 4 core bulldozer on saturday I would wait....
Really? What are the prices?
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post #6 of 9
better wait till bulldozer release ... cos no one knows how 4x bulldozer performs against the older version 9XX series...
    
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post #7 of 9
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I thought they said bd was announced for next wednesday?
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post #8 of 9
Wait for Bulldozer, but if you decide to choose between the CPUs you listed then got with the 955BE. A 955 becomes a 965/975/980 with a simple overclock and are basically the same CPU.
post #9 of 9
Do not cave for a phenom now. Amd might truly be close. I gave up and sold out to the darkside a while back. I had a 990xa the day it was released. If you've waited this long, is stick it out just a bit longer.

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