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My vote is also for the 955 unless you can get the 960T.
    
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post #22 of 22

I wouldn't vote for any in particular for a general situation.  It completely depends on what your friend is up to.

 

  • The 955 provides better multithreaded performance but at significantly higher power consumption.
  • The FX-4100 does not provide as good multithreaded performance regardless but can provide similar/equiavlent (or better) single threaded performance when both are overclocked as the 4100 overclocks much higher.  It consumes signifiantly less power than the 955 and the 960T, and costs less.  It maintains better multithreaded performance than Intel's competition at the same price range. It can be considered optimized for gaming.
  • The 960T is somewhere in between and above in that it costs more and consumes more power still but has the opportunity to unlock another two cores for even better multithreaded performance.  Opportunity only - not guarantee.
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