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Calling on people with past experiences with the athlon x2 5000+BE. I have a phenom 9500 and I am considering trading it for a 5000+ BE. I use my rig primarily for gaming, and seeing how 95% of the games out there currently only support two cores it would make sense that a higher clocked dual core would outperform a quad core at stock. How does the 5000+ BE stack up against the phenom at let's say.. 3.2 ghz? As it is I am unsatisfied with my current processor and i'm long past the RMA date on newegg.

Would it be a worthy upgrade? Any input is appreciated.
    
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Phenom 9500 need to be at lest 2.6Ghz to beat it in games. Other then that its faster. I would keep the Phenom if i was you.

Edit: I sow you have 2 GPU so Quad will be much better. X2 will bottleneck them.
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It would be probably worth it since the clock speed is higher and the x2's beat the phenoms core for core. (at least that's what i think...)
    
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The K10 is alot better than the K8.
The 2.1GHz Toliman beats a 2.6GHz Brisbane.
Try OCing your B2 Phenom, or sell it and buy the 9850+ Black Edition.
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It depends. I'd say because you own 2 GPU's, each of them will require a fair amount of raw cpu power to push them. The newer Phenom processors have this power. The 9500 does overclock (albeit not very well) so give it all you've got and stick with it The newer games should (hopefully) start supporting quad cores and you'll be happier in the long run.
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Get a 9850 BE.You will not be disappointed then.
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I've tried more than once, I was able to get it semi stable at 2.35(ish) when 2gb of memory is removed, and that's only with windows XP. In vista it blue screens above 2.3 ghz. Atm i'm just holding out for the 95w 9850be or the 45 nm revision of the phenom.
    
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Originally Posted by 9voltchicken View Post
I've tried more than once, I was able to get it semi stable at 2.35(ish) when 2gb of memory is removed, and that's only with windows XP. In vista it blue screens above 2.3 ghz. Atm i'm just holding out for the 95w 9850be or the 45 nm revision of the phenom.
well with that being said i'd say keep the current phenom until one of those comes out
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The 45nm's are only going to be on socket am3.
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The K10 is alot better than the K8.
The 2.1GHz Toliman beats a 2.6GHz Brisbane.
Try OCing your B2 Phenom, or sell it and buy the 9850+ Black Edition.
yep. thats the best idea. sell yours for $150 or so and then spend another $85 and get a 9650 BE which will hit 3ghz and destroy a 5000+
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