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post #31 of 45
It's got to be the Thuban cored chips, the memory controller is much better than on the Deneb chips. But make sure your board is an AM3+ so you can move to the new chip if it's good.
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Couldn't agree more.

I've had my 1100T @ 3.85ghz for about 8months. It's an absolute powerhouse, and people who say otherwise really bother me. No, it doesn't bottleneck my SLI setup, and I'm tired of being told it does. The **ONLY** instances where my 1100T does bottleneck my SLI setup is in games that use literally **ONE** CPU core.

Battlefield 3? 80-120+ FPS throughout the entire campaign, running ultra, with 4x AA and 4x supersampling forced in the Nvidia control Panel. Witcher 2? 70+ FPS ultra -- 40+ FPS utlra with ubersampling on.

If you get an 1100T, 1090T, or 1055T you can expect an easily stable overclock in the 3.7-3.9ghz range. You should be able to set this OC once for him and he'll be set. I can 3.7ghz on stock voltage, and only need 1 bump to hit 3.8ghz.

I keep it at 3.8 for that reason. Temps are low, voltage is low. No need to push it harder just for another 200mhz.
    
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post #33 of 45
Since is for video editing and it benefits from more threads then a X6 is the way to go, but if you are going for only a 4 threaded CPU then I will say go with the i3 2120 since it does go on par with PII quads clocked @ 4.0 ghz gaming wise but don't know if gaming and video editing is comparable, anyways the i3 is a really good option since they run cool, don't overclock and low power
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post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

The CPUs in question were a Phenom II X4 980 and a Core i7 920.
If you have two CPUs that are roughly the same performance stock, but one will OC 15% and the other one will OC 50%, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the CPU with more OC headroom, in this scenario, is going to be faster.

I thought he was saying that a higher overclock instantly means that its faster. like if i clocked my 990X to 4ghz it would be just a 600mhz jump whereas if a 920 was clocked to 4ghz its a 1.3ghz jump. so i was thinking he was saying that the higher the ghz jump to 4ghz, the faster it is. i clearly misunderstood.
 
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post #35 of 45
If you are overclocking the 920 is going to be better or at the very worst 'trade blows' with any AMD cpu on the market.

If you really want an AMD chip wait for Piledriver. Nothing out now is worth buying unless your buying low-end or an APU.

Also BF3 is not a CPU limited game. I have no idea why people always bring up GPU limited games to talk about their CPUs. If you want a good benchmark for your CPUs performance play Starcraft 2 or something else in the same vein and get back to us.

It's like saying your 3dmark graphics score is great because of your awesome bulldozer chip. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

If you are overclocking the 920 is going to be better or at the very worst 'trade blows' with any AMD cpu on the market.
If you really want an AMD chip wait for Piledriver. Nothing out now is worth buying unless your buying low-end or an APU.
Also BF3 is not a CPU limited game. I have no idea why people always bring up GPU limited games to talk about their CPUs. If you want a good benchmark for your CPUs performance play Starcraft 2 or something else in the same vein and get back to us.
It's like saying your 3dmark graphics score is great because of your awesome bulldozer chip. rolleyes.gif

In most cases you are right and it's not.

But when you start doing 64 player maps, a i5-2500K is going to wreck havoc upon something like an Athlon II X2.

Single Player? A i5-2500K is no different than an Athlon II X2.
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post #37 of 45
go with the fx 8150 it rocks
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post #39 of 45
For gaming, pretty much none.
For video editing, I would say go with a good AM3+ board and a nicely overclocked 8150 with about 16Gb of 1866Mhz RAM (or 1600Mhz with a very low timing).
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What about the FX-4170? that looks like one hell of a CPU.
other than that, 1090T/1100T thumb.gif

http://www.techspot.com/review/452-amd-bulldozer-fx-cpus/page8.html

I7 920 is faster than FX-4170 specially in multi-threaded benchmarks
Edited by ThePath - 4/11/12 at 12:29am
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