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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 #51 of 71
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regarding the 980BE, sorry about that. duly noted. i was simply more familiar with the ever popular 955BE as the de facto representative of the Deneb line.

as to FX, that's good to hear. i've been hearing some promising talk about overclocking and undervolting the FX 8120. i'm excited to see where that goes. not sure if it can save the chip, though.

originally all i really wanted was an FX-4100, a quad core chip that would clock well and get maybe 10-20% less performance than a 2500k in games. and then, things kinda blew up with FX. =/ but who knows, maybe someone can do some work with the chip and some nice, practical, real world benches to show what it can do. until then, though, i keep looking. i mean, why get an FX when i can get a 95W Zosma?
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post #52 of 71
Thuban. I was pegging 100% in BF3 with my X4. It's time for 6 cores.
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post #53 of 71
For those for you saying Deneb, you should be saying Zosma. It is a 4 core Thuban. As in, it has all of the advantages of Thuban except the 2 cores! Which is better than Deneb. It is only $125. I <3 Zosma
 
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post #54 of 71
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Thuban. I was pegging 100% in BF3 with my X4. It's time for 6 cores.
I never went over 60%, even with two cards nearly as fast as your single in SLI.


Perhaps instead of more cores, you just need faster cores?
    
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post #55 of 71
Best AMD "gaming" CPU right now is going to be the 960T. It'll do 4.0-4.5GHz relatively easily, the NB overclocks like mad, and it has one mean memory controller. It's a Thuban with only 4 cores, what else could you possibly expect?

I wouldn't get a Thuban, games won't use 6 cores. It wouldn't "hurt" to get the 960T and hope for a stable unlock though (free cores). I wouldn't buy it just to unlock it though, as it's a SOLID quad core already.

But honestly, Intel is the better option right now if you're getting an entire new platform.
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post #56 of 71
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I never went over 60%, even with two cards nearly as fast as your single in SLI.


Perhaps instead of more cores, you just need faster cores?
Of course faster cores would help. But we're talking about AMD cores here. They aren't very fast. If the game is fully loading 4 cores at 3.8ghz, I can't see 4 cores at 4.2ghz or whatever the newer chips run stable giving much headroom. 6 cores gives you some breathing room for anything running in the background.
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post #57 of 71
Can't go wrong with the 955BE or the 960T.
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post #58 of 71
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why is the 980BE not in the options?
it has the highest clock speed at stock and has the best chance of getting to 4 ghz stable.
Because a 980BE = 955BE. But with a factory overclock. Since most of the users here know how to overclock there's no reason to get a factory overclocked chip for more money.
post #59 of 71
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What if the 955BE is the same price as the FX-4100 though? I know Bulldozer is a fail but I'm quite perplexed. If there's no reason to buy a FX-4100 over a 955BE, AMD will go down in flames no?
If 955BE were the same price as a FX-4100 you still take the 955BE. Its a superior performing chip. But luckily AMD has fan boys who are so dedicated that they will still buy the Bulldozer to support the company.
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