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As you can see from my rig, I have unlocked an Athlon II x3 435 to a Phenom II x4 B35 (L3 cache not unlocked unfortunately) and I OC'd it to 3.55 GHz.

What is currently the best AM3 chip? I'm thinking of upgrading to a 6950/6970, and I want to see how much leeway I have to upgrade the CPU without having to buy a new mobo.
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I know you asked for the best chip, but I'd say the best two chips at this point are the 960T (Zosma) and 1090T/1055T/1045T (Thuban).

Alternatively, you could always try to see if a BIOS update will allow you to use a Bulldozer CPU. thumb.gif
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Thanks guys. How much of an improvment in FPS do you guys think I would get going from 6970 + current CPU to 6970 + 960t? Since my CPU is unlocked, a B35 doesn't have any benchmarks on the internet, so I can't really compare. It's a Propus C2. What's a good benchmark for CPUs?

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So, basically it's an Athlon II X4 right?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=362
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-l3-cache,2416-6.html

The improvements will probably be minimal, but (depending on the game), still noticeable.
 
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The 960T if you can OC... got mine to 4.15GHz with a 3.1GHz NB - SWEET

1100T/1090T is nice too but won't OC as well usually due to the fact that they create more heat.

For gaming, 960T OC'd. For video editing, compression, etc - 1100/1090T with a slight OC.

We should play SC2 sometime, BTW> Overclock.net can use a SC2 community.
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no bios update will let you use any fx chip. imo, the best is a thuban x6. but if you like to take a chance with the 960T and overclock the hell out of it, then it will be a good upgrade to your current chip. it really becomes a bargain when it unlocks.
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FX-8120 4.6 ghz stable on air the cooler is a thermal-take frio ock its in a haf 932 on an asus TUF motherboard with 1866 mhz ram. You can get it there with the fsb but you will need to up the voltage a bit. I can go to about 4.8 and tweak it to stable but there's really no need.

Draw back is the first ram slot is blocked you you have to trim the fins off the top of the ram if it has them no biggie.

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