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Thinking about upgrading my cpu in the next month or so...Would it be better to go with the FX 4100 or a comparable Phenom chip?
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Originally Posted by Phen1863 View Post

Thinking about upgrading my cpu in the next month or so...Would it be better to go with the FX 4100 or a comparable Phenom chip?

The Phenom all the way. You might even wanna wait for Piledriver.
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In my opinion the only worthy upgrade for you right now would be a Phenom II X6.
Better overclocking than your Athlon, 2 more cores, better memory controller, and faster per clock than FX.
Phenom II X4 may be a sensible upgrade if you can get one on the cheap. 6MB L3 cache can be beneficial and they usually overclock better than the Athlons too. Trust me, I went from an Athlon 630 to a Phenom 955 way back when and it was worth it. As I said though, price should be a big factor in going from one AMD quad to another.
Edited by metal_gunjee - 1/21/12 at 8:17am
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960T, no doubt, if you want to stick to AMD.

But hey, wait for PD. It's around the corner, and it should provide a nice performance boost over Bulldozer while cutting drastically power consumption.
   
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None of them would be a noticeable upgrade.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

960T, no doubt, if you want to stick to AMD.
But hey, wait for PD. It's around the corner, and it should provide a nice performance boost over Bulldozer while cutting drastically power consumption.

This.
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Is your current AthlonII x4 640 overclocked? I am thinking it's probably not worth the upgrade either.
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Is your current AthlonII x4 640 overclocked? I am thinking it's probably not worth the upgrade either.

A hexcore would only make sense if the OP encodes/streams often.
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post #9 of 28
Either get a 960T or a Phenom II x6, I'd just saved your money and wait for Piledriver.
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A hexcore would only make sense if the OP encodes/streams often.

Exactly, in case he does not, he'd benefit from the Phenom in the sense that they can be overclocked further than the Athlons, and that the L3 cache helps in heavily threaded apps.

Plus the 960T has a nice bonus of unlocking into an hexa smile.gif
   
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