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FX-60 dual core is the future you must remember games like COD2 come with multi-core patches that play games just as fast as their single-core brothers
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indeed , so the premium support SLi at 8x for each card and a8n 32 has 16x for each card? whats the difference , is there a difference in FPS or what?
    
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indeed , so the premium support SLi at 8x for each card and a8n 32 has 16x for each card? whats the difference , is there a difference in FPS or what?
The benefet is doubled bandwidth to each card. What that means for you is a chance to get more FPS if your cards can take advantage of the extra available bandwidth. With present day video cards, the difference is minuscule.
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for the love of all things holy, why would you spend that much on a single core when dual cores are the way everything is going? its only a short matter of time before games are threaded for multi-core. if your gonna shell out the cash, get something that will last. fx-60 vote here. will you notice a big FPS difference between 57 and 60? on paper, yes. in reality while your gaming, no. get something will only get better. i dont get all these single core lovers. my old amd 3500+ was supposed to be just as fast as my 4400according to the single core proponants. same megahertz rating. NO COMPARISON. dual core performs and feels faster in real life usage. look to the future man.
    
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indeed , so the premium support SLi at 8x for each card and a8n 32 has 16x for each card? whats the difference , is there a difference in FPS or what?
1.Take the opty 170 rather than FX60 (for me FX 57 is out of the question, it's a single core man!)
2.It seems that the A8N32 sli mobo does bring some performance benefits from running 2x16 PCIe lines as opposed to 2x8PCIe lines.

Like skank said, there is no future for the single cores. The older games don't benefit from the dualcore, but I suppose thet since you're buying that kind of rig you won't be limited to last year's games. I'm going for the opty 170 because it if far cheaper than the fx60, and the performance isn't much lower. When you'll get the hang of it you may want to try to OC, and that opty will do the job. Even on stock the opty 170 will handle anything you throw at him for a while.
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FX-60's and FX-57s are rip-offs. You can get the same performance out of your opty with better cooling. Spend ~$1000 on good phase instead.
     
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post #27 of 28
the FX-57 beats (barely beats) the 60 in games only because its got a higher clock. Get the 170, or a 165 for that matter and clock it to 2.8. It will be faster than the 57 at stock, and cost alot less. And you probably won't get much more than the stock 2.8 out of the 57 with overclocking unless you have serious cooling.
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post #28 of 28
keep what you have get a decent w/c set up and clock it to fx-60 speeds
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