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I kinda want to jump on the bandwagon and get a Bulldozer, cause my C2 is really outdated, and I want something a little better that I can OC more tongue.gif

I am going to probably just get a Quad core!

Here are the ones I have been looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671%20600213781%20600030236&IsNodeId=1&name=Quad-Core&Order=RATING&Pagesize=20
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8150!! do it
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Don't get an FX quad. I've played BF3 on a 4100 and I've played it on my X4 965 and you'd be downgrading so badly it's not funny. A 4100 doesn't handle 64 player servers well.

Your 955 is only beaten by very highly clocked 8 core Bulldozers. I don't even think it'd be worth the cost of one of those either.
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If you can wait I would get the FX-4200 when it's released if your set on a FX series x4.

These are said to perform much closer to a Phenom II x4 and much better than the FX-41XX.
4 modules with 4 cores instead of 2 modules and 4 cores. This means it's basically a FX-8XXX series with 1 core from each of the 4 modules disabled.

These make me wonder if there could be a chance to unlock to a FX-6XXX or FX-8XXX like Phenom II's.

I might pick one up myself just to check once they release which is soon since they are popping up in the CPU compatibility sheets with all the new bios updates from most major board manufacturers.


http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-4200%20(FD4200FRW4KGU).html
Edited by cmac68 - 4/11/12 at 8:25pm
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post #5 of 8
Running a 955BE @ home and a 8150 @ work and I would not go from the 955 to the 4xxx.
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Originally Posted by cmac68 View Post

If you can wait I would get the FX-4200 when it's released if your set on a FX series x4.
These are said to perform much closer to a Phenom II x4 and much better than the FX-41XX.
4 modules with 4 cores instead of 2 modules and 4 cores. This means it's basically a FX-8XXX series with 1 core from each of the 4 modules disabled.
These make me wonder if there could be a chance to unlock to a FX-6XXX or FX-8XXX like Phenom II's.
I might pick one up myself just to check once they release which is soon since they are popping up in the CPU compatibility sheets with all the new bios updates from most major board manufacturers.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-4200%20(FD4200FRW4KGU).html

is that confirmed or is it just a typo on the spec sheet lol
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post #7 of 8
AMD is about to release 2nd generation Bulldozer FX CPUs (Piledriver) till the end of 2012. Just hold a little longer with your x4 955, bcoz 955 is really faster than current quad FX. Reason behind not buying a quad/hexa fx is the massive performance decrease due to disabled modules. Remaining cores/module of quad and hexa core FX cpus are not as fast as true quad/hexa Phenom II cpus. But if you can't wait till piledriver and you really need a new cpu, then I want you to buy FX 8120 (95watt). It runs less hotter, good overclockable, less power hungry and a true 4module/8thread design.
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Not a typo. Take a look at the Gigabyte CPU compatibility list. 1mb x8 L2 cache and it runs at 125w.

It also shows it as being B2 stepping which means it's not a redesigned silicon with extra L2 cache, it's them using existing silicon to fill a performance gap like the Phenom II's and what made AMD great.


http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3894

This could very well be the new 960t.
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