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Poll Results: Best AMD gaming chip?

 
  • 47% (95)
    PII x4 955 BE Deneb
  • 16% (33)
    PII x4 Zosma
  • 1% (2)
    AII x4 Llano
  • 35% (70)
    PII x6 Thuban
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post #11 of 71
If I were you, I'd go for the Thuban. Else the 955.
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post #12 of 71
955 is more than adequate for gaming. There's hardly any games out that support more than that, if that many.
From what I've seen, most 955's OC like beasts. Better than 965's.
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post #13 of 71
Between the chips you are looking at, i would if it was me just get a good deal on a 1090t. over all that is the best one. But as far as chooseing from a 955be all the way up to the 1100t, to be honest since your not being real picky, choose your high end spending limit and than what the bottom end chip is that you would take and split the difference.

I have a 720be-955be and 1090t systems in my house, you will be happy with wich one you can afford, ofcource it will depend on your other hardware.
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post #14 of 71
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*Edit* ganja, so you'd take the 955 over the 960T, even when it's just a 5 dollar different? does the 960T not OC as well?
I would. You can find the 955 cheaper than $120 easily, brand new also.

The 960T has a better memory controller and such but performance clock for clock is basically identical to the 955. So why not spend less up front?
    
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post #15 of 71
If you plan on playing BF3 the six core might be the better option tbh. I know 4 cores will run the game pretty darn well but even my 6 core was getting high loads on all cores in beta.
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post #16 of 71
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nah, no FPS' for me. i'm more of a StarCraft and MMO kind of guy, with the occasional action adventure ala Arkham.

GPU would be a single high end card, like a 570.

so why do people recommend the 6 core Thubans over the 955?
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post #17 of 71
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nah, no FPS' for me. i'm more of a StarCraft and MMO kind of guy, with the occasional action adventure ala Arkham.

GPU would be a single high end card, like a 570.

so why do people recommend the 6 core Thubans over the 955?
They really shouldn't at this point, as the performance is nearly identical to the quads. So believe the extra cores will help in the future, but even today's games being released will only use two-to-four cores.

Sure, BF3 may be an exception. We'll find out in three days.
    
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post #18 of 71
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ok, thanks! we'll see how things shake out over time. right now, i'm leaning toward the Zosma just because it intrigues me being a Thuban chip and a 95w Quad. but depending on how prices roll, i'll continue to eye the ol' standby 955. =)

intel may have the superior chips, but i want something that'll be fun to play with, ya know? =) i've also always had intel, so i was looking forward to going greenside.
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post #19 of 71
Kids have 955, I have a 1055t, in games there is no real world dif. So the 955 is the better bet.
post #20 of 71
i vote for zosma or thuban..with a bit of luck..the zosma may BE a thuban ..thenn you know..OC the snot out of it ..hrmm..i have a 965 deneb **lapped** for $70..IF you're in the continental US
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