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You can unlock the full amount of the 820 deneb's cache it has 4mb of l3 stock. The only thing is the multiplier I got my freinds to 3.8
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If I'm not mistaken you could always go with the 970 and try to unlock to 6 core (guaranteed 4). Of course now were talking $170ish range. Just fyi
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If I'm not mistaken you could always go with the 970 and try to unlock to 6 core (guaranteed 4). Of course now were talking $170ish range. Just fyi
They don't unlock. The only X4s to unlock to X6s were sold to OEM builders.
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If I'm not mistaken you could always go with the 970 and try to unlock to 6 core (guaranteed 4). Of course now were talking $170ish range. Just fyi
Retail 970 isn't based on an X6 and only has 4 physical cores.
You can deduct this from the "Deneb" codename.

Plus, for the exact same price of the 970 you could easily just get the 1055T and call it a day..
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If I'm not mistaken you could always go with the 970 and try to unlock to 6 core (guaranteed 4). Of course now were talking $170ish range. Just fyi
youre mistaken

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They don't unlock. The only X4s to unlock to X6s were sold to OEM builders.
they didnt sell any as it didnt make sense for AMD to do so....
OEM's don't have X4's that could unlock to X6's and nobody other than AMD does either
    
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Don't get the 840 it doesn't have L3 cache amd screwed up the numbering. The cheaper X4 you would want is the 820 which is a Phenom II with 4mb l3 cache. C2 stepping so it should clock to around 3.5-3.8. Would be a better CPU than gambling on the 555 for a similar price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-824-_-Product

COD:BO is a cpu intensive game that runs much better on quad cores. I would strongly suggest you buy a quad core instead of trying to unlock a 555 to a quad core. I had an X2 555 and it did not unlock and had difficulty with COD:BO and BFBC2 along with some other games (Warhamer 40k-DOW2, ME2, Dragon Age, GTA4).

Not all games benefit from a quad core but the ones that do it makes a huge difference. More and more new games are taking advantage of quad cores.
yeah im gonna go 955. also ik its the wrong section but im trying to find a good ocing mobo for >$110 peferbly >$100. think i found a few but not sure. also how much of an oc gain would i get from an FX over a G or GX?
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FX = 2x 16x PCIE
GX = 2x 8x PCIE (still 16x slot form factor)
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FX = 2x 16x PCIE
GX = 2x 8x PCIE (still 16x slot form factor)
thats the only dif? what a racket lol the cheapest 890gx is $90 where the cheapest fx is 140! a 790gx is 65 and a 790fx is 150!
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OK I see now. Thanks for giving me proper info. Sorry OP didn't mean to hijack.

Don't the GX all have onboard video as well (where the fx do not)
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16 extra lanes that can harbor 500 MB/sec full duplex each isn't too much to fuff about.

Usually you want FX if you're looking for every last drop of crossfire/SLi performance.
8x CFX/SLi doesn't take a huge performance hit, generally 2-4% depending on game.
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