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post #11 of 18
The CPU is great for people who can ride 100% usage on all 4/8 modules/cores. But until the software optimizations happen and the chip gets a little age to work out the kinks its not in your best price interest to buy over a 1090T. Especially just for gaming.

Id say hang tight for the next revision and be happy with a 4Ghz OC on your current if you do not have the abundant funds to play with one. This chip has a lot of potential once the software aspect gets worked out.

Good Luck.

EDIT: There is a bright light at the end of the Tunnel though. Some water cooling overclock numbers are scaling really well if you can handle the heat and power draw... which is a lot right now
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I had my 1055t running 3.8G in my m4a77td (Sata II, 770, 4+1's..) and it wouldn't go past there for nothing!! So I was hoping to future proof, lol ya right,as well as upgrade, so I upgraded to the Crosshair V.

Runs prime95 no errors with everything on auto @250... no time to tinker, yet so....
Just for S&G's I bummped, the bus to 272, no v's all on auto still, and adjusted HT and NB buses and the damn thing ran, not well, mind you but no BSODs, could surf and work in office, and it would randomly reboot..... should have np hitting over 4G's
But now I have a decent board collecting dust..... Do I put an $80 chip in it or a Zambezi in the Crosshair! ?? (too early for retirement)
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Orl:
Yeah I agree with your notion!!
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Originally Posted by crashdummy35 View Post
This. Go push/pull with some Yate Loons on that Hyper 212 and go for 4GHz while you wait for future revisions to BD.
More waiting for the people who waited for Bulldozer?

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put a 65-95-watter in the 77 (it's not a heavy-duty OCer) tired of playing with the 1055?
umm...i dunno..i just ordered an fx4100..but i'm not expecting any performance miracles..
 
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It charges more than the i5-2500k but performs worse than the Denebs. So no.
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post #18 of 18
Your 6-core is better than BD. If you build a new rig, build a 2500k.

Even a quad-core i5-2300 is faster than an 8-core BD.
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