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Hi, ive been planning to get an 8120 for a while, but many have sugested that i go with a 960t get a 9 series chipset mobo and wait for piledriver (or steamroller if backwards compatable). What do you think? While ive used a 6100 and think it was better then the reviews, i guess ive come to think of bulldozer as like a beta chip- testing the concept. So wht do you think? Should I get a 6100 or 8120, or get a 960t and put the money to a future upgrade? How many people are actually able to unlock it? Has anyone here had a fairly cheap 990fx board and unlocked a cpu on it?
 
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Hmm well if you're sure that you will upgrade to Piledriver then get the 960T but if you're not really sure and don't want the hassle get the 8120.
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Id go ahead and get the 8120, its still a great processor.

The reason Bulldozer got so much bad press and hate is that it took forever to get here and when it finally released, it wasnt much faster than Phenom II and slower than Sandy Bridge. In that sense, its a disappointment. But at the end of the day, its still a very good processor and will power your rig just fine. Plus theyre a lot of fun to overclock. I was gonna wait for Piledriver myself but if the 8120 comes down in price any more, I might jump on one with a nice water cooling setup and have a little fun with it.
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post #247 shows an am2+ board unlocking it and overclocking it. if you have the money to shell out . . .buy the BD. surely you will not be disappointed.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club/240

if i own an 8 it will be at 8 . . . GHz.smile.gif
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I'd go with the BD...honestly I don't see why people are slandering it as much as they are...if you benchmark all day the 960T is better, but if you want a processor you will actually use...get the 8120, half the time my 4100 only gets 60% usage (in games)
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I'd go with the BD...honestly I don't see why people are slandering it as much as they are...if you benchmark all day the 960T is better, but if you want a processor you will actually use...get the 8120, half the time my 4100 only gets 60% usage (in games)

What you are saying doesn't make sense.

You are stating that half the time your 4100 only gets 60% usage yet the 960T isn't good enough and he needs an eight-core.

it's kind of contradicting no offence what exactly do you mean?
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I'd go with the BD...honestly I don't see why people are slandering it as much as they are...if you benchmark all day the 960T is better, but if you want a processor you will actually use...get the 8120, half the time my 4100 only gets 60% usage (in games)

So what you're saying is "Why settle for more?"...
    
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I'd go with the BD...honestly I don't see why people are slandering it as much as they are...if you benchmark all day the 960T is better, but if you want a processor you will actually use...get the 8120, half the time my 4100 only gets 60% usage (in games)

Id argue that even if you benchmark all day, the FX would still be a better way to go and especially if you overclock cause youll be able to overclock the FX a lot further than the 960T. Yeah I totally agree that the AMD hate is getting a little out of hand. I was as ticked off as the next guy when Bulldozer was released but this constant nerdrage has actually turned me back into a fanboy if for no other reason than just to defend them a little.
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Depending on what your doing, id actually recommend the 960T due to price. Its only 112 on deal right now, and it oc's pretty good. Odds are you just dont need 8 cores right now, and if you do down the road, piledriver should be out by then.
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I'd go with the BD...honestly I don't see why people are slandering it as much as they are...if you benchmark all day the 960T is better, but if you want a processor you will actually use...get the 8120, half the time my 4100 only gets 60% usage (in games)

I have no response for this post, I was probably stoned drunk when I wrote it cause I don't remember redface.gif

Anyway i'm sober now so let me make a meaningful post:

Both chips are good in their own right some people would say BD is crap and what not, but honestly it is a good chip, just not in the benchmarks. If you are going to game and u are strapped for cash go for the 960T, after all u have the chance of it being able to unlock it to a X6 or X5.

If you need to run heavily mulch-threaded apps or need to run alot of apps at once by all means the 8120 is the way to go and u will have some futrueproofness, if that is a word biggrin.gif Both are good chips in their own ways it's up to u to decide what you need it for and then make the buy.
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