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Upgrade from Athlon X4 630@3.5GHz to X6 1090 worth it?

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I'm not chaning my mobo, so bulldozer/intel in not a alternative. Will this upgrade give me a good fps boost cod:black ops? (it supports six cores)

I will ofc max oc the 1090 with my ALC ECO watercooling using 2x 120mm push pull. Should easyly hit 4ghz i think.
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post #2 of 18
You will see some gains due to the K10 more cache but it won't be a night/day difference.
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post #3 of 18
should be significant. More cores, more clockspeed, and more cache.
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by plogservice View Post
I'm not chaning my mobo, so bulldozer/intel in not a alternative. Will this upgrade give me a good fps boost cod:black ops? (it supports six cores)

I will ofc max oc the 1090 with my ALC ECO watercooling using 2x 120mm push pull. Should easyly hit 4ghz i think.
My suggestion to you would be if you are willing to spend that kind of coin on a new CPU upgrade your mobo first. That board you have just won't do justice to a 1090T.
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post #5 of 18
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If my mobo becomes a problem, then I'll buy a Formula VI. But I can't afford that uppgrade atm.
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post #6 of 18
Yes, or even 1055T.
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I've heard that some board's mosfets aren't able to cope with the AMD sixcore CPUs. Since your board's mosfets aren't cooled, this could be the case.
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by hyujmn View Post
I've heard that some board's mosfets aren't able to cope with the AMD sixcore CPUs. Since your board's mosfets aren't cooled, this could be the case.
This. Thubans also require dual-plane power on the motherboard, as they pull a great deal of juice-I believe the OPs board has this though.
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post #9 of 18
You can get mossfet coolers for cheap but honestly you should be fine if your not gonna overclock. may even want to consider a 965 quad core instead because gaming performace compared to the 1090t is going to be very similar
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post #10 of 18
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Yes, or even 1055T.
The 1090T at a local shop here in Norway, leaving it only a few bucks away from the 1055T! The 1055T would be more fun to overclock tho
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