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2 part question guys, 1st which would be better for games the 4 core phenom or the 6 core? Which can overclock higher??? And 2nd part I noticed the phenom is am3 and my motherboard is am3+ are the 2 compatable? I've found the 4 core phenom black edition for a very good price and I figured id pick one up since they are getting harder to find what do u guys think? Do I need to buy another board to go with it or can I use my m5a97? Thanks
     
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2 part question guys, 1st which would be better for games the 4 core phenom or the 6 core? Which can overclock higher??? And 2nd part I noticed the phenom is am3 and my motherboard is am3+ are the 2 compatable? I've found the 4 core phenom black edition for a very good price and I figured id pick one up since they are getting harder to find what do u guys think? Do I need to buy another board to go with it or can I use my m5a97? Thanks

I've had a 1090t. I liked it.

Its a bit better than the quad core.

I'm not sure which overclock higher.

The am3 cpu's will work just fine in an am3+ motherboard.
     
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What ever you can clock the highest. Games care about your Chips Single Thread Performance and not about how many cores you have. If a game can use more then 4 cores then the 6 core will help. I would get the 6 core and clock is as High as you can. 4ghz or higher would be best.
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for games get a 955be near 4ghz, 4 cores is enough

keep in mind a i3 2100 is like a 955@3.8ghz most of the time in games, so you might wanna go intel and save the headache of oc
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for games get a 955be near 4ghz, 4 cores is enough
keep in mind a i3 2100 is like a 955@3.8ghz most of the time in games, so you might wanna go intel and save the headache of oc

I agree with this......
     
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Not ready to switch to intel just yet,iam saving that for a few months down the line when I can go all out and get whatever I want, but for now iam sticking with amd while iam on a budget.it hasn't let me down yet so why fix it if it ain't broke that's just the way I see it.wanted to have a spare cpu incase my fx gave out thanks 4 feedback guys
     
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What's wrong with your FX6100?
     
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What's wrong with your FX6100?
Windows sees a FX-6100 like 3c/6t.
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Windows sees a FX-6100 like 3c/6t.

Well thats pretty much what it is. I consider a module to be more or less a full core as it only has 1FPU. Thats why a Quad Module AMD should be compared to Quad Core HT from Intel. As really a Module is nothing more then to compete with HT. Not the best idea when It comes to single thread performance, or at least till they find away to combine the two integer cores in a module to act as one during heavy single thread tasks. A cool concept but makes for a weaker gaming chip and a stronger media/encoding chip. Though Until AMD fixes the big problems with the architectural it will be noting more then a Cheaper alternative to getting a intel chip.
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I have studied the benches, FX performance in games is about 10-15% worse at equal clocks compared to phenom II. FX also clocks 10-15% higher easily, so I don't see the issue here. I can't fathom wasting a dime on a sideways move. As far as gaming performance is concerned, the best place for the money that is about to be spent here is in a bank account, waiting for an actual reason to buy hardware.
     
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