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8120 hands down. I have mine OC'd to 3.6Ghz with stock cooling plus its 8 cores... idles at 29 and never hits above 60 but i of course suggest a HS cuz i did have it turn off on me due to overheat... was trying to push to 3.9Ghz on stock cooling. o and did i mention how easy it was to Overclock? I have never messed with AMD til i realized its more bang for the buck. i threw it in my rig and booted to bios. *CLICK CLICK* and bam 3.6Ghz. the chip is a beast. i think youd be happy with it. its so easy to OC that an idiot can do it

PROS: Extremely EASY to OC even on a budget board
8 Cores- Only program capable of bringing it to its knees is when i run LinX with ALL RAM


CONS:
Turbo seems to do the oposite... it takes my 3.6Ghz and lowers it to 3.3Ghz and it drops to 1.6Ghz on 2 cores i have to wait for people to finish loading now thumb.gif

Sorry to keep going on and on but gotta say getting an 8120, im buying AMD from now on especially since i got a bundle deal at microcenter and got a mobo (not the greatest especially since i have to use HYPERSLI to run SLI) for $40 and its pretty nice. it also allows for AUTO OC in intervals of 5%

Paid $140 for my 8120 at MicroCenter in michigan
Edited by JNielson - 5/3/12 at 1:32pm
post #52 of 124
Rendering the 8150 will beat it, but for gaming in an AMD environment, you cannot go wrong with ANY quad core phenom. I have a slower version than you, (965) which is at 3.4ghz stock, and it chewed up everything i threw at it (coupled with my GTX 570 OC ). Physics in Crysis, and Crysis warhead? Piece of cake. All was fluid and wonderful.

Yours is clocked at 3.8ghz, which means you could OC it higher than me, mine is currently at 4.2ghz, I dont see why you can get yours to 4.4+ghz, and that would be more than enough for years to come.

To conclude, take the 980 while they are still available. I wanted to get my hands on a 1100t but i couldnt because they had no more in stock because AMD has discontinued Athlons and Phenoms. GET TI WHILE YOU CAN! Just get an AM3+ compatible board so later down the road that is one less expense hitting your wallet.
post #53 of 124
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Rendering the 8150 will beat it, but for gaming in an AMD environment, you cannot go wrong with ANY quad core phenom. I have a slower version than you, (965) which is at 3.4ghz stock, and it chewed up everything i threw at it (coupled with my GTX 570 OC ). Physics in Crysis, and Crysis warhead? Piece of cake. All was fluid and wonderful.
Yours is clocked at 3.8ghz, which means you could OC it higher than me, mine is currently at 4.2ghz, I dont see why you can get yours to 4.4+ghz, and that would be more than enough for years to come.
To conclude, take the 980 while they are still available. I wanted to get my hands on a 1100t but i couldnt because they had no more in stock because AMD has discontinued Athlons and Phenoms. GET TI WHILE YOU CAN! Just get an AM3+ compatible board so later down the road that is one less expense hitting your wallet.

nah bro. How can you pass up an 8 CORE CPU which can hit 3.7Ghz on stock cooling. btw my 8120 is running with a budget board that has a 4+1 power phase. once i get a better HS this thing will shred everything. and ive got it paired with 2 GTX 260's... might as well go with the 8120 cuz microcenter has a bundle deal going and i got my FX-8120. ALSO, its stock at 3.7Ghz and guess what? I got my 8120 for the SAME price. so why not go ahead and get the extra 4 cores?
post #54 of 124
BD's are worth it at the low price, newer games are going to be multithreaded like BF3. .
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BD's are worth it at the low price, newer games are going to be multithreaded like BF3. .

Thank you. im done trying to tell OP to get the 8120. i may be new to amd but im pretty sure that an 8 CORE processor is capable of doing more than a quad. why buy something that is obsolete?! all i have to say is anyone who takes a 980 over an 8120 is just retarded. o the 980 runs a little faster. well guess what? within 10 seconds i had my 8120 running faster with ALL 8 cores enabled and STABLE. thing is a beast when it comes to Overclocking. keep in mind that i hit 3.7Ghz on stock cooling. ill post results after i put my new mobo and HS in...

EDIT: and like i said i got mine for $140 which is the exact same price as the 980. on newegg its only $35 more
Edited by JNielson - 5/3/12 at 1:31pm
post #56 of 124
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Thank you. im done trying to tell OP to get the 8120. i may be new to amd but im pretty sure that an 8 CORE processor is capable of doing more than a quad. why buy something that is obsolete?! all i have to say is anyone who takes a 980 over an 8120 is just retarded. o the 980 runs a little faster. well guess what? within 10 seconds i had my 8120 running faster with ALL 8 cores enabled and STABLE. thing is a beast when it comes to Overclocking. keep in mind that i hit 3.7Ghz on stock cooling. ill post results after i put my new mobo and HS in...
EDIT: and like i said i got mine for $140 which is the exact same price as the 980. on newegg its only $35 more
More cores doesent equal power if the application is singlethreaded..
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More cores doesent equal power if the application is singlethreaded..

This, also quad cores are no where near obsolete.
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I was simply suggesting if he is getting a good deal ($150) then do it.
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I was simply suggesting if he is getting a good deal ($150) then do it.

The original question:

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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.

The 980 is better unless he is doing heavy multitasking, even then the 980 will perform closely compared at STOCK(which is what the question was) in multitasking environments.

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The original question:
The 980 is better unless he is doing heavy multitasking, even then the 980 will perform closely compared at STOCK(which is what the question was) in multitasking environments.
/end thread.
I don't care, if you can get a FX-8120 for $150 do it, in the long run you will benefit.
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