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955BE --> 2500K How big of a performance boost?

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Im running my phenom ii X4 955BE at stock speeds (3.2) because of heat issues. Im thinking of grabbing a 2500k. proly Run stock or maybe OC dont know yet. How much faster would it be? Thanks smile.gif
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I don't have my new ram yet so idk personally. But I'm sure its going to be a pretty significant upgrade, ESP if you overclock it.
I had a 955 for a while at 4 ghz, and a x4 B60 ( unlocked x2 560 ) at 3.92 ghz..
Wish I had a solid answer for you..
post #3 of 21
Why are you getting heat issues with your 955? What temps are we talking about?

Your case and CPU cooler seem more than adequate. Have you reapplied your CPU cooler and thermal paste?

Honestly if you've not seen a PhII X4 running @ 3.8ghz with its NB running at 2.6ghz or higher then you are missing out on about 20-30% theoretical performance increase, and honestly what sometimes *feels like* closer to a 50% performance increase.

NB overclocks are imperative to the AM3 setup's performance. I wouldn't give up on your chip just yet, at least until you've seen what it can do first.
Edited by willibj - 1/10/11 at 6:13pm
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Here is the link shown some numbers between them.
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oh god another one of these
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Originally Posted by taystew;11965134 
oh god another one of these

What?
OP has a legit question.. This is the same question I asked myself a few days ago..
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There isn't much increase in games with hi resolution 1920x1080?
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Originally Posted by WIGILOCO;11966634 
There isn't much increase in games with hi resolution 1920x1080?

Probably not if it's multi-threaded, but if you added another gpu then you'd see a much bigger difference.

At high res and high settings a single card is almost always going to be the bottleneck.
    
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Huge, VERY huge difference in e-peen and benchmarks
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Originally Posted by DiNet;11966900 
Huge, VERY huge difference in e-peen and benchmarks

E-peen, benchmarks, Gaming, rendering, photo creation, encoding, transcoding, folding. Pretty much every aspect!

I always look at the single and multithreaded benchmarks as they are always the most telling and there are some pretty huge gains there.
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