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Phenom II x4 925 from x2 560?

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I have a Phenom II x2 560 right now (as shown in my sig) not YET oced. It seems like now you need a quad core for gaming. Would an upgrade to a 925 be better than my 560? (im on a tight budget, nothing over $130, so no 955BE) or maybe even an Athlon II x4 645?

And finally if I dont upgrade my cpu and buy another GTX 460, will the x2 560 bottleneck?


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/off-topic: have you tried to unlock extra cores on the 560?

OCing should be fairly easy with the 560 and the performance bonus can be important. Right now there really isn't a real need of quads for games, fast dual core CPUs are better than lower clocked clocked quads. Also L3 cache (like the 560's) helps a lot. If you push the details high I don't think the processor (after OC) will limit the 460 SLI, maybe you'd gain some 5-10% with a similarly clocked Phenom II x4. Up to you if it's enough to upgrade.
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oh sorry i didnt mention it, yes i did try unlocking and no go

Thank you for answering, i will probably OC and upgrade when bulldozer is released, thanks again
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