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post #11 of 24
Yea, I'd agree with everyone else. Enjoy it for awhile than dump it off down the line. Plenty of pep left in it.
 
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post #12 of 24
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If amd keeps this up they will be behind intel 2-3years lol bulldozer is equivalent to a phenom x6 which is almost 3years old
You bet
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The Hex cores aren't even 2 years old guys.

Come on. Let's not turn this into another BD bash.
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k thanks for the info i will be keeping this for the next couple of years, btw i wanted to stick with amd which is the reason i got a am3+ mobo
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post #15 of 24
I would just keep your 955. If you want to upgrade while using amd still, get a 1090t or a 1100T. The FX 8-core chips use up WAY too much power and there poor performers.

Or you could go Intel like I am when I upgrade sometime next year.
post #16 of 24
i am waiting for price drop if it hits 200-220 i am in for a 8150, if it don't well always next gen and and hopefully it makes for everyone's happy.
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post #17 of 24
I was thinking about the same upgrade myself!

But my 955 is currently at 3.9Ghz and performs very well.
I still get the feeling that it may be bottlenecking my heavily overclocked GTX 570 in games such as Battlefield 3. Ive come to this conclusion from slight decrease in FPS when playing only the a full 64 player match
Anyone think that upgrading to a bulldozer 6 or 8 core and overclocking up to 4Ghz+ will solve this problem?
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post #18 of 24
i vote for "keep 955" (or get a 960t :thinking.gif: )
 
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post #19 of 24
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I was thinking about the same upgrade myself!
But my 955 is currently at 3.9Ghz and performs very well.
I still get the feeling that it may be bottlenecking my heavily overclocked GTX 570 in games such as Battlefield 3. Ive come to this conclusion from slight decrease in FPS when playing only the a full 64 player match
Anyone think that upgrading to a bulldozer 6 or 8 core and overclocking up to 4Ghz+ will solve this problem?

My 955 was also running at 3.9ghz without extra voltage butnever wanted to pass 4.0ghz whatever I've done wink.gif.

To see if your having some kind of CPU bottleneck, just open task manager to keep a record of your CPU usage while gaming, and see after your gaming session if the CPU was always near 100%-95%. If so, you might have a CPU bottleneck frown.gif

Oh! And I vote keep the 955 too, even if the thread is more than a month old tongue.gif
post #20 of 24
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My 955 was also running at 3.9ghz without extra voltage butnever wanted to pass 4.0ghz whatever I've done wink.gif.
To see if your having some kind of CPU bottleneck, just open task manager to keep a record of your CPU usage while gaming, and see after your gaming session if the CPU was always near 100%-95%. If so, you might have a CPU bottleneck frown.gif

Ive done that with MSI Afterburner and the GPU usage graph is a mess! mad.gif It doesnt go above 80% usage and dips to around 20% so many times the graph looks like a zigzag, And i can feel these dips when in-game. (but not terribly so , its sort of generalises the dips into an overall FPS decrease).

Ill try observing the CPU usage in task manager soon as i can like you said and see what it reveals
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