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I dont care about price I want to know stock which one is better. Is the 8 core at 3.1ghz better or worse then the quad core 3.8ghz? I don't care about price.
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Depends on what you're doing. Gaming?
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Which ones better for gaming? Which ones better for rendering?
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For gaming?
If you can get a great deal on the Phenom II X4 go for it.
That being said, Bulldozer's prices just got cut $15-30 in response to the new Intel CPU's.

Here are some newer games.
If your not talking about gaming but another specific reason forget this post! smile.gif

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If you had AMD would you go for the FX-8120, X4 980, or FX-6200?
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Originally Posted by RedScorch View Post

If you had AMD would you go for the FX-8120, X4 980, or FX-6200?

The 980 is faster than the 8120 in games at stock by a good margin. It is also faster in all single threaded programs. BD is for multi-tasking, and at stock I'm not even sure if it would be better since it is clocked 600MHz lower.
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hello,
if your going amd,its by the looks of it,its six threads in bf3 and soon it will be 8 and 12. my cpu is only using 50% at bf3.
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I do play BF3 and I wanted to but the 8120, should I just go with it or think about the 6200 or 980?
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I do play BF3 and I wanted to but the 8120, should I just go with it or think about the 6200 or 980?

Battlefield 3 actually likes the 8120, but overall I'd go with the 980.

The extra money spent on the 8120 isn't worth it.

The 960T is on sale: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

It has the possibility to be unlocked to a 6 core, and of course you can just overclock it to 980 levels.
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I do play BF3 and I wanted to but the 8120, should I just go with it or think about the 6200 or 980?

If you go BD do not get anything less than a 8120. The 8120 has 8 integer cores but it only has 4 FPU's like a normal quad core. BF3 does utilize more than 4 threads/4 cores but to the degree that it actually uses those is little to none and not worth bothering for.

I still suggest X4 980 unless you do anything besides gaming and do not plan on OC'ing
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