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post #1 of 12
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Hello OCNs

well originally i was going to wait until the price of 720BE drops to MSRP and buy it with 790x gigabyte UD4 board.

However, i found this guy who is selling x4 920 for 200$ (Canadian)
and my friend goes to toronto near where seller leaves tomorrow..

now i am wondering if i should buy 920...or 720be..

is 920 way better than 720be?

720 be's suggested price is 145...USD so around 175 CAD? with tax of 5%~13% 183$~196$..

help me out here..
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post #2 of 12
If you OC the 720, you'll probably get some killer performance in games. 920 is decent but the seller might be getting rid of it because it doesn't clock well (who knows).

You're system is half decent already. Why not save a few more bucks and go with the 940?
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post #3 of 12
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he is selling 940 for 250 as well. but i heard that you can heat 3.5~3.7 with 920 as well... which is good enough for normal use?
so 720be is better than 920 in games:? why? 920 has more cache too...
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post #4 of 12
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he is selling 940 for 250 as well. but i heard that you can heat 3.5~3.7 with 920 as well... which is good enough for normal use?
so 720be is better than 920 in games:? why? 920 has more cache too...
With the 720 theres more cache per core, and since most games only use 2 cores having more cache per core plays out pretty big it seems. The 720 should also get a bigger overclock than a 920. also since most games only use 2 cores, the rest of your system can use the other core while gaming.
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post #5 of 12
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so how much better is 720 in games than 920? is it big enough to see?

and well down the road, wouldnt 920 be better since other games will start using 4 cores like gta4?
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post #6 of 12
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really need help here now...

with 720be and 790x ud4, with tax + shipping it would be 314.51$ CAD

but with 920 for 200$ and mobo it would be 342.55$ which is a better deal?
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post #7 of 12
It really depends on what you are going to use the rig for. The 720 BE might be slightly better in gaming (because of the extra cache per core, and the fact that it will likely OC better), while the 920 will soundly beat it in the multithreaded stuff.

In the short term, the 720 might be a better deal, but long term I think the 920 will be more beneficial, and since the price difference is so small I personally think that you might as well jump on it.

Dont get me wrong here though, the 720 BE is a killer chip (I'll be getting one myself soon actually), but on a good mobo, the 920 will get a nice OC as well, and has a whole core on the 720.

Good luck man
post #8 of 12
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okay going with 920
the guy who is selling it said, he hit 3.6~3.8 on air

although he is selling it without hsf, i have vendetta2 for myself.

Thanks guys Rep+1 to everyone XD
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post #9 of 12
Logan what kind of mobo are you getting? 790gx3?
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post #10 of 12
I would go with 920 personaly.
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