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I have a x6 1055t that does 3.6ghz stable at 1.4v.

I currently have also a X4 965be that does atleast 3.8ghz on 1.45v.

One is going in my gaming rig other in office rig.
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The higher clocked one - most games won't take advantage of the extra cores, so the extra speed will help.
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I'll say keep the 1055t for gaiming.
I use to game with that CPU and its good enough. If you plan on playing BF3, My guess will be that 1055 will help a bit more.
Edited by age_ruler1 - 10/20/11 at 7:48am
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2 different answers

Luckily I have 2 exact same motherboards so Incase the 965be starts to bottlenec in games I can swap for the 1055t, as it seems to me that in most games the 965be is actually better
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In most cases I'll say the x4 core. But since BF3 uses 4 cores, having 2 extra cores for background Apps and stuff, may help. My answere was related to BF3.

BTW, Doesn't 964 bottleneck a bit those 6950's? Or am I wrong?
Edited by age_ruler1 - 10/20/11 at 7:52am
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Coming from someone who moved from a 955 @4Ghz to a 1055t @3.9Ghz, go with the 1055t. Less L3 cache per core, but better IMC means you can crank up the NB to about 3000Mhz.

This link shows overclocked performance in gaming. At equal clock speeds, the 1055t wins.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...g_7.html#sect0
    
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Originally Posted by WildcatWhiz View Post
Coming from someone who moved from a 955 @4Ghz to a 1055t @3.9Ghz, go with the 1055t. Less L3 cache per core, but better IMC means you can crank up the NB to about 3000Mhz.

This link shows overclocked performance in gaming. At equal clock speeds, the 1055t wins.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...g_7.html#sect0
TBH the 965be actually wins the min fps and max fps for the first 2 games.
The last 2 games min fps is identical the 1055t has better max fps.

If BF3 only uses 4 cores I'm leaning towards having 965be in gaming rig.


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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
In most cases I'll say the x4 core. But since BF3 uses 4 cores, having 2 extra cores for background Apps and stuff, may help. My answere was related to BF3.

BTW, Doesn't 964 bottleneck a bit those 6950's? Or am I wrong?

I run eyefinity and the resolution is so high that even at 3.4ghz it's not bottleneck.

I only measured DIRT3 where the GPU's had close 100% load while the cpu was 30-70%, At peak the CPU all 4 cores hit 84-91% but that is rare.
Edited by grandpatzer - 10/20/11 at 10:59am
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
In most cases I'll say the x4 core. But since BF3 uses 4 cores, having 2 extra cores for background Apps and stuff, may help. My answere was related to BF3.

BTW, Doesn't 964 bottleneck a bit those 6950's? Or am I wrong?
It only bottlenecks because the programs used or games used already favor Intel CPUs.... either way there'll be a tremendous performance increase, regardless of CPU.

As for the OP:
Go with whatever is cheaper. If you can get the new 960T you should be good, as it's a nice X4 CPU that can unlock extra cores, and it's not much more expensive than the 965BE.

If you're really hardpressed for money, go with the 955BE, it's the same as the 965/970/980 or whatever else the X4 has out right now... except the 960t... that is a Thuban with cores locked. The others are all dedicated quad cores at different clock speeds.
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post #9 of 13
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TBH the 965be actually wins the min fps and max fps for the first 2 games.
The last 2 games min fps is identical the 1055t has better max fps.

If BF3 only uses 4 cores I'm leaning towards having 965be in gaming rig.





I run eyefinity and the resolution is so high that even at 3.4ghz it's not bottleneck.

I only measured DIRT3 where the GPU's had close 100% load while the cpu was 30-70%, At peak the CPU all 4 cores hit 84-91% but that is rare.
Not sure where you're seeing min/max fps...
    
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Originally Posted by WildcatWhiz View Post
Not sure where you're seeing min/max fps...
oops, my bad I missed it was stock and OC, I thought it was min/max.

In that case the X6 is actually better.
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