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Well the end of this week I will be needing to get a new chip.

The 1090T is fine but I promised it to a friend after bulldozer came out. He gave me 2 6850s months ago and now I don't want to go back on giving him the 1090T.


Should I get an 1100T or an 8150P(or 8120 though its lower clock speed than my 1090T)

Suggestions thoughts?
 
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The FX 8120 is the bargain chip to get. It's unlocked, so you can easily get the same OC as the 8150s.

I don't mind paying the extra money on say the 8150 in hoping to get a better binned chip for a better OC.

But take into account that every chip OCs differently and the one 8120 could certainly OC higher than another 8150 chip.

Decisions? LoL
    
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Honestly, get the 1100T. The price isn't worth the performance with bulldozer I'm afraid to say.
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
The FX 8120 is the bargain chip to get. It's unlocked, so you can easily get the same OC as the 8150s.

I don't mind paying the extra money on say the 8150 in hoping to get a better binned chip for a better OC.

But take into account that every chip OCs differently and the one 8120 could certainly OC higher than another 8150 chip.

Decisions? LoL
did you see the power consumption once you start overclocking those bulldozers? Its ridiculous. I dont overclock. I always run at stock speeds because I prefer reliability and functionality over pure raw speed.

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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
Honestly, get the 1100T. The price isn't worth the performance with bulldozer I'm afraid to say.
This has been my line of thinking I am hoping that some bulldozer owners will post up and let me know their results from upgrading from the phenom 2 x6 series.
 
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Honestly I don't think I could bring myself to buy an FX right now. I've even followed some people who went from x6 to BD and all their scores showed a drop even with higher OC's then they had on their Thuban. Just buy your friend a new 1090t so you don't have to take your computer apart and be done with it.
     
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1100t
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1075T BE and above would do.
FX 8150 isn't really worth the money right now.
The quad and hex BD may not be unlock able.
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You should get the FX8150,it is an 8 core chip and it is not expensive. It also seems to have great overclocking potential.
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You should get the FX8150,it is an 8 core chip and it is not expensive. It also seems to have great overclocking potential.
It doesn't matter if it overclocks higher, in a great many cases even when clocked higher then a thuban it can still lose the test, it's just not worth the extra cost and power draw.
     
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Hey man do yourself a favor, get the i5 2300. It has a limited overclocking potential up to 35x multiplier and a turbo multiplier up to 38x I think, but it's better than anything AMD has to offer
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