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amd phenom ii x6 1090t or 24inch 1080p monitor from bestbuy?

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I got $200 and wanted to know if I would see a good performance boost if I upgrade to the best amd six-core processor from my current 955BE. By "good performance boost" I mean more than just 5 more fps in games also.
    
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nope, just stick with the 955. What monitor do you have now?
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nope, just stick with the 955. What monitor do you have now?
A craptacular 1366x768 18 inch one. I just wanted to know if I would see somewhat a good performance boost if I were to switch.
    
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monitor for sure
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Since you're moving to a higher resolution with the monitor, you'd lose some performance because it requires more power to push them pixels.I'd take the monitor though. You won't really notice a difference between a quad and a hex in gaming. I'd take the hex if you are doing heavily threaded apps though.
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post #6 of 8
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I'm gonna go with the monitor thanks guys.
    
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post #7 of 8
Dont buy anything from Best Buy!
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Originally Posted by grandestfail9190 View Post
Since you're moving to a higher resolution with the monitor, you'd lose some performance because it requires more power to push them pixels.I'd take the monitor though. You won't really notice a difference between a quad and a hex in gaming. I'd take the hex if you are doing heavily threaded apps though.
I think he'll be fine, if anything it should take some of the stress off his cpu and put it back on the gpu where it belongs.
    
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