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SLI with those cards with a phenom is going to lead to bottlenecking.

Sell your CPU and Mobo, cut your loses get a 2500k and a small SSD and notice a better faster PC
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going BD would be such a bad idea. 450w power draw by itself..lmao

go SLi. it wouldnt bottleneck much, if at all, on a 955 at 4ghz.
 
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Lol, judging by most peoples reactions I can see that BD is rubbish. I knew I was right when I said BD was gonna be no competition for likes of 2500k and 2600k, but pople were still like, "Oooh you dont know anything, its gonna be so good".

Clearly its a bag of crap! AMD
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Originally Posted by Rumilsurion View Post
Since the reviews of the new Amd FX cpu are low.

Should I keep my Phenom II x4 955 oc to 4.0ghz and just buy a second MSI GTX 560ti Hawk and go SLI?

I mostly just play games and surf the web.


Any help would be much appreciated.
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SLI with those cards with a phenom is going to lead to bottlenecking.

Sell your CPU and Mobo, cut your loses get a 2500k and a small SSD and notice a better faster PC
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No not necessarily. The term bottleneck is thrown around way too much. Some games that are CPU intensive, you will see a slow down. In some others...no.

He will still see a large boost SLI'ing his card. People need to stop making recommendations for other people to throw money away by getting the latest tech.
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sorry I just of to laugh, lol!!!! isn't it obvious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GPU upgrade
    
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No not necessarily. The term bottleneck is thrown around way too much. Some games that are CPU intensive, you will see a slow down. In some others...no.

He will still see a large boost SLI'ing his card. People need to stop making recommendations for other people to throw money away by getting the latest tech.
I wouldn't say "large" boost with SLI and a phenom II. Ever try it? It's futile.

OK, so it's not as bad as I remember it with my phenom II x4. I just looked at a comparison here Although that's with x6, and a 990 board.
Edited by anubis1127 - 10/12/11 at 12:07pm
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This review from bit tech makes for good reading - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...8150-review/13

They sum it up by saying that even though they believe BD is aimed at being used for servers, even then its not that great. And at £40 (FX 8150) more expensive that the 2500k and being slower than it, in some cases an overclocked fx 8150 was slower than stock 2500k...

The final statement sums it up pretty well. "Turns out we were right: the FX-8150 is a stinker."

And the 8150 is meant to be the big powerhouse of the new releases!
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I wouldn't say "large" boost with SLI and a phenom II. Ever try it? It's futile.
I read quite a bit about it. TRI sli is very poor. But with his overclocked CPU, he should be fine for the most part.

Have a read here:
http://www.legionhardware.com/articl..._part_2,4.html

When overclocked to 4.0ghz or more, it is still quite capable.

Intel is better. But I don't see the justification in spending the money to change platforms now. Remember, I said that it depends on the games as well.
Edited by AMC - 10/12/11 at 12:14pm
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