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768 is 720p which is considered the very low end of the HD Spectrum 1080p is the much higher spectrum giving sharper images and so on then the 720 spectrum in turns it's more Demanding compared to 720p
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post #22 of 35
if i have a x6 @ 4.3ghz, boots @ 4.6ghz and i want more. am i just SOL?
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post #23 of 35
get a Phenom II x4 955+ or x6 if u already got an am3 mobo
if not get a 2500k

getting a fx-81xx you'll most likely need a PSU upgrade and have less FPS than a Phenom II
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post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by JunkoXan View Post
768 is 720p which is considered the very low end of the HD Spectrum 1080p is the much higher spectrum giving sharper images and so on then the 720 spectrum in turns it's more Demanding compared to 720p
I actually bought a 1080p monitor and then returned it and kept the 720p lol. I like the 720p better. Nice big 32 inch screen too.
    
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Does your Motherboard have a bios upgrade for AM3+ compatibility?

I got the 8120 and i can say it is definitely faster than my previous 1055T for games at least. Of course i am overclocked to 4.8Ghz, Which is easy for these chips.
Don't even start me on bulldozer overclocking. Can you say, world record?
    
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post #26 of 35
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What about some high end gaming? Very high end gaming I mean.
Higher than 1080P? Bulldozer seems to excel at multithreaded games with ultra high resolutions.
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Don't even start me on bulldozer overclocking. Can you say, world record?
Most of the modules were shut off to achieve the 8Ghz overclock,but that is nothing new for world record overclocking.
BD OC's well,but right now it consumes way too much power,and it is a bit slower core for core than a Phenom II. There is word going around that a B3 stepping will fix some of the issues,but I haven't heard anything about a expected release date,or even what the B3 stepping will fix. Perhaps a software patch will improve BD performance.
I would grab a Phenom II X4 965 BE,because they're pretty cheap right now,and I believe your X4 840 is actually just a re branded Athlon II.
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post #28 of 35
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By high end gaming I mean 1360x768 resolution 8xmsaa 16xaf max settings.

plus gtx470 overclocked.
Lol, I swear I thought he was trolling when i saw this.
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It's High Definition so I don't understand what you mean.
1366x768 is far far away from high end.

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post #30 of 35
someone asked is there a bios update for your board to work for BD? you never answered.

all this talk about saving by not buying another brand won't hold water if you end up upgrading the mobo.

in that case you are better off going intel. i am not a fanboy.
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