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Going 960t or 955 from X4 840 good performance increase?

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Ok I thought about going Sandy Bride and a new i5 mobo for a while but instead of spending $300 bones on a i5 2500k and motherboard I can sell the 840 for $75 or something and just upgrade to a slightly better cpu for now.

How much improvement are we talking about going from a phenom x4 840 to a phenom x4 960t or x4 955 deneb?

Will it be a noticeable increase overall in real world performance?

Not really itching to upgrade at all but if I can do a slight upgrade for an additional $60 or so after I sell the old cpu, why not.
    
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Not a huge increase. For the love of Allah go Sandy Bridge, knocks the socks off anything AMD.
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You are much better off go for sandy
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I just upgraded from a athlon 620 x4 @ 3.2 (moving to HTPC) to a 960T. Got lucky and 2 cores unlocked so it's a hexacore.

Honestly it doesn't feel like much of an upgrade right now. But I have just been bouncing around in windows. I don't need top of the line (only reason I bought cpu/motherboard/ram was lightning took out my HTPC so needed to replace it).

You would probably be better served buying a SSD. That is just my 2 cents.
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I'd just grab a 1055, 1090, or an 1100 For an AMD upgrade. I don't think you'll get a ton of performance going from 840 to a deneb/disabled thuban. Grab a full thuban and enjoy near 4.0Ghz clocking. I am sure sandy is a great platform but they make for an expensive ground up build.
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It's a minor upgrade, same cores, slight higher OC's and L3 cache.

Not worth $60.
    
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I agree, it's not something you're going to notice unless you're benching and can visibly see the numbers change with the higher OC.
     
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Well if he overclock the thuban to 4ghz he would never be able to tell,
Also where are you going to get 75 bucks for the 840?
I have seen allot of denebs loose there value very fast.
at least here on ocn.
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I just don't think going SB is worth spending $300 over my current set up.
    
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I just don't think going SB is worth spending $300 over my current set up.
Oh, it is. It very much is.
    
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