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post #21 of 124
Get the 980 if you refuse to overclock. But one day you will give in and overclock like the rest of us.
With that said, I would probably choose the 1045t over any of the choices listed. Bulldozer is just stupidly power hungry when it's overclocked and running all of it's cores.
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post #22 of 124
Since you said you don't care about price get an i5 or i7 much better than the 8120/980.
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375


Just built this
fx8120 Black Edition
8GB corsair vengeance 1866
sabertooth 990fx motherboard.

This thing is running on stock heat sink I could push it higher but temperature is an issue currently to go higher than that for doing anything processor intensive

However I have it at 4.4 and the temperature doesn't break 57c under a stress test.

AMD did a great job on the fx8120 black its well worth it because with a good cooler it would decimate the i7 970 extreme and that is a lot of CPU power.
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8120 is a good idea,and bf3 uses all 8 cores/threads,but like i say it would make a 6 core go 70%.
Edited by MrPerforations - 4/26/12 at 10:39am
    
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What CPU are you presently using ? I mean you should keep your money saved till Piledriver arrives. I am talking about 2nd Generation Bulldozer FX cpu which has been scheduled to be released in between July-Sep 2012. Those CPU will run on current AM3+ socket motherboards. Furthermore they will be performing up to 20% to 30% better than current FX 81xx/6xxx/4xxx CPUs. If money isn't a big issue to you and you really want to buy an AMD CPU, then I suggest you to hold a little more with what you presently have till new CPUs arrive.

I am telling this to you because the time you want to buy a new CPU like X4 980, x4 960T or FX 81xx doesn't seem fair to me as new Piledriver FX CPUs are not so far to come.
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[qoute]Originally Posted by Kvjavs
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.
Originally Posted by sumitlian
There is no possibility to unlock a Phenom II X4 980 to Six Core because it's design is 'Deneb' with native quad core.
Only 'Zosma' quad core CPUs (Phenom II X4 960T...etc) can be unlocked because they are based on 'Thuban' with two disabled core.[/qoute]

Talk about miss 'qoute'!!! What are ya, a broken record?????? lachen.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue1266 View Post

[qoute]Originally Posted by Kvjavs
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.
Originally Posted by sumitlian
There is no possibility to unlock a Phenom II X4 980 to Six Core because it's design is 'Deneb' with native quad core.
Only 'Zosma' quad core CPUs (Phenom II X4 960T...etc) can be unlocked because they are based on 'Thuban' with two disabled core.[/qoute]

Talk about miss 'qoute'!!! What are ya, a broken record?????? lachen.gif

Yeah It was my bad redface.gif
Now I have fixed it biggrin.gif
Edited by sumitlian - 4/26/12 at 10:59am
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post #28 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by sumitlian View Post

Yeah I was my bad redface.gif
Now I have fixed it biggrin.gif

Just Kidding brother!!!!! LOL lachen.gif I'd go with the 980 for now.. But if a person wants to see if they can pop open a 960 to 6C.. Well, to each there own...
As for the 8120Bull****** +#)%&%^(@_$*(&%( mellowsmiley.gif what ever!!!!! sleepysmileyanim.gif
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I plan on overclocking when i get a new PSU unless a cx 500 will let me OC it.
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Exclusively gaming/singlethreaded software? 980.

Extensive rendering/heavily multithreaded software using new instruction sets? FX-8120.
   
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