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Upgrade from 955 to 970 or 1075T worth it?

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Have a chance to get one for a few bucks + my CPU. At the moment, I'm considering the 970 a bit more since a lot of applications do not support 6 cores (yet). Any insight or opinions? Or should I just sit tight with my current CPU?
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1075T for sure. The 970 would be a terrible upgrade, you wouldn't even notice. It doesn't matter if you use 6 cores or not, get the 1075T it will last you longer in the long run.
    
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Well, am I going to notice any performance gains from the 1075T? My point is that I do not want to upgrade at all if I'm not going to gain anything now. I can always just upgrade whenever 6 cores are being used more by applications and games.
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when I went from my 945 to my 1055t I noticed no difference really. Sometimes I kinda wish I would have kept my 945, and gotten a cheaper crossfire board.
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Well, am I going to notice any performance gains from the 1075T? My point is that I do not want to upgrade at all if I'm not going to gain anything now. I can always just upgrade whenever 6 cores are being used more by applications and games.

If you're like me and run multiple applications(photoshop,video editing, a couple games) all at once then you'll want the 1075T.

Take a look at your task manager and if you ever see the usage go over 80% that's usually time to get a CPU upgrade(unless you render, fold, or do things that make the CPU get up high usage wise on purpose).
    
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Don't think I've ever noticed it go above ~30%. Thanks for the replies, just gonna hold onto my 955 and upgrade something else.
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Crossfire ftw!
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Originally Posted by donutpirate;12214013 
Have a chance to get one for a few bucks + my CPU. At the moment, I'm considering the 970 a bit more since a lot of applications do not support 6 cores (yet). Any insight or opinions? Or should I just sit tight with my current CPU?
I just upgraded to a 970 a few weeks ago and easily OC to 4.1 on air, but like it was said earlier, just depends on how many and the type of task you are using. When I game I usually have nothing else running as far as resource hogs.
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