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Worth it to add $90 to upgrade my 955BE to a 1090t?

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  • 34% (10)
    Get 1090t
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    Keep the 955BE
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post #1 of 20
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I've had my 955BE in my sig rig for a few months now. It's been decent for gaming.

I do have an opportunity to trade-in my 955BE and get a used 1090t. I just need to add a little over $90.

A few questions:

1) Would it be worth it to upgrade given the cost above?

2) I don't really have the best cooler at the moment. That's why I only have a 3.7GHz OC on stock voltage for my 955. With the 1090t, can I reach higher than 3.7GHz on stock voltages?

3) Currently using a 550w psu on my sig rig. Do I need to get a higher wattage PSU if I'm to get the 1090t?

4) Do the X6's really run cooler than the X4's?

Thanks in advance guys.
    
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1. It depends on what you use it for. For gaming, there is absolutely no difference. Perhaps a small difference with certain games like BBC2 and GTAV, but thats only two games of many.

2. I doubt it, the 1090 is a six-core part, it may require a bit more voltages to reach the same speed. At the very least, it should over lock the same as your 955 on the same cooler.

3. No.

4. About the same, but then again its a 6-core part so I can't imagine it running cooler than a quad-core part on the same 45nm manufacturing process.

It all depends on what you do with your rig. If you are rendering or encoding then go for it, but just for gaming, I would say no its not worth it.
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post #3 of 20
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Thanks man. Good points. +rep

The thing I keep hearing about and I'm also considering is future-proofing. Is it likely that games would start to utilize 6-cores? My next rig upgrade would probably be the one after BD/ ivy bridge so if I could make my rig last til then, would the 955 be enough for that?
    
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Thanks man. Good points. +rep

The thing I keep hearing about and I'm also considering is future-proofing. Is it likely that games would start to utilize 6-cores? My next rig upgrade would probably be the one after BD/ ivy bridge so if I could make my rig last til then, would the 955 be enough for that?
Yea

By the time games start utilizing 6+ cores, you've upgraded your CPU by then.
    
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post #5 of 20
a 6 core wont really help gaming much, but it could still be useful if you do video editing and stuff, possibly.
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1. It depends on what you use it for. For gaming, there is absolutely no difference. Perhaps a small difference with certain games like BBC2 and GTAV, but thats only two games of many.

2. I doubt it, the 1090 is a six-core part, it may require a bit more voltages to reach the same speed. At the very least, it should over lock the same as your 955 on the same cooler.

3. No.

4. About the same, but then again its a 6-core part so I can't imagine it running cooler than a quad-core part on the same 45nm manufacturing process.

It all depends on what you do with your rig. If you are rendering or encoding then go for it, but just for gaming, I would say no its not worth it.
yup, nice point.
post #7 of 20
yes it would be enough for Bd/ivy bridge i'm sure games are goin to start using more cores but its still not for another while i don't think anniways i would most likely get a better cooler if you can and just push your processor higher no point getting a 6core if u aint rendering or encoding

my CPU is already way to bad ass for gaming
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post #8 of 20
ATM, it's not worth upgrading to a 1090T.

The MSI890GXM-G65 has a problem overclocking the 1055, 1075, 1090, and 1100 for whatever reason. It was on the MSI forums; overclocking those can burn up your motherboard.

Most games only use 2-3 cores anyway, so there's no real reason to upgrade now if your cpu can last you a few more years while still not being a bottleneck.
    
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post #9 of 20
Don't think its worth it. I'm hanging on to my 955BE for now, will probably keep it for a while. 1090t is same architecture, cache size, etc. they just added two more cores. You could invest in a better cooler, but 3.7ghz on a stock cooler is really good IMO. Unless you feel like your 955 is somehow limiting you or you just have money to burn, then I would wait for something better.

For people that say games don't use all 6 cores, there is an article that was published here which shows a couple games that do benefit from it, but I still think the difference isn't that great.
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post #10 of 20
depends on your purpose..well a 955 can still do common task such as vid editing, desktop publishing, games and as well Multimedia streaming..unless your using your PC to render stuff or as a host server..take into consideration that new platforms are rising again and its just a matter of few months before they get released so i advise you to save that money up and wait for the next platform or so before beefing up..
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