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Hi!


My brother wants an X6, and the cheapest

Now the difference in clock speed is not big, but which one, would you say is good enough for gaming a some OC'ing?

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T or AMD Phenom II X6 1075T?



THanks!
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post #2 of 19
Get the 1055T. It overclocks very well and will perfectly meet your brother's needs.

The 1075T does not have the advantage of an unlocked multi and is thus somewhat pointless. The extra few MHz you may get out of it will offer no noticeable performance difference.
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Get the 1055T. It overclocks very well and will perfectly meet your brother's needs.

The 1075T does not have the advantage of an unlocked multi and is thus somewhat pointless. The extra few MHz you may get out of it will offer no noticeable performance difference.
Thank you I'm very excited since it's my first AMD build
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gaming? any decent quad,save the money and go for a beast video card instead
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T is awsome! Overclocks brilliantly! Got mine running @ 4.0GHz
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gaming? any decent quad,save the money and go for a beast video card instead
If he plans on playing games more than overclocking, and doesn't already have money set aside to get a nice GPU, then this is sound advice. The extra two cores in the X6 processors will likely not be used in gaming for some time and you will see better performance increases from a powerhouse GPU.

Media encoding, rendering, those will all see benefits from more cores.

Sorry for not directly answering your question, but it is something to think about if the rig is primarily aimed at gaming.
    
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If he plans on playing games more than overclocking, and doesn't already have money set aside to get a nice GPU, then this is sound advice. The extra two cores in the X6 processors will likely not be used in gaming for some time and you will see better performance increases from a powerhouse GPU.

Media encoding, rendering, those will all see benefits from more cores.

Sorry for not directly answering your question, but it is something to think about if the rig is primarily aimed at gaming.
I agree with the above. I have a PH II x2 555 BE at 4043 and NB at 2839MHz along with a GTX 275 and play with everything on the highest settings just fine. Why waist the money on a Hexacore for games is beyond me.
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I agree with the above. I have a PH II x2 555 BE at 4043 and NB at 2839MHz along with a GTX 275 and play with everything on the highest settings just fine. Why waist the money on a Hexacore for games is beyond me.
Hmmm you list an 1090t X6 @ 4043 in your sig
    
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he has 2 rigs
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Hmmm you list an 1090t X6 @ 4043 in your sig
Yes I do have two rigs lol. But, I had the 555 in both rigs. the last time it was on my CHIV Formula instead of the M4A785-M and the CHIV board had the GTX275 installed that's when I could play COD BO's and Starcraft II with everything set to max. I just purchased the 1090T a few weeks back for better OC'ing. No way would I spend that much on a cpu to play games, it was awesome with just the x2 plus it runs a lot cooler and easier to manage. Heck, with the Mugen II with P/P GT AP-15's it would idle at 30-31c and under full load (24 hrs Prime95) never went above 38c. Now with this 1090T it's idle is 29c but under full load it spikes at 52c with basically the same OC I had the x2 set at. Still working on that OC as we speak here lol.
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