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I have absolutely no knowledge when it comes to statistics on AMD chips, but i heard somewhere that phenom II x4 processors are better for gaming than a 1090t

This guy i know is buying parts for his first gaming rig, he wants to play crysis 1 and warhead before he gets crysis 2...

so going with x4 better than a 1090t?
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post #2 of 29
No the 1090T will perform faster. It will also overclock higher, and has 2 extra cores. When I say faster, I mean as fast OR faster.
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games aren't optimized to use 6 cores yet, some don't even use 4 cores. So a 6 core processor is kind of overkill for playing games, since it won't be used to its fullest extent. Might as well get it and futureproof the system a little more
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post #4 of 29
The 6-cores are said to OC better than the 4-cores.
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the 1090T is almost a Phenom II X4 with 2 extra cores. If you push the 1090T to the same speed of the PII X4 the performance per core of them both will be almost the same. As most modern games don't use that many cores, you may go with the X4 and save a few bucks for your next upgrade.
As for OC, both will get you past the 4Ghz easily.
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post #6 of 29
The price of AMD hex cores is amazing considering the performance you can get. They also OC quite well. The only game I know of that will use 4 threads atm is BFBC2, but I'm sure there are others out there.
    
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post #7 of 29
if 4 core is overclocked more than the 6 core and the game doesn't use more cores, then yes, the 4 core will be faster

many games still do not utilize even 4 cores, but those that utilize 4 and more cores run better

so, no the 4 core is not better than 6 core
but is cheaper (not much today but still is)
and for gaming it will do just nicely
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post #8 of 29
ive seen bf2142 utilize all the cores, same with cod black ops.
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Originally Posted by luckypunk View Post
ive seen bf2142 utilize all the cores, same with cod black ops.
BF21242 uses only 1 core (or was 2 cores). It definitely does not use 4 or more cores.


Lower your clock to 1GHz and see if the bf2142.exe goes over 25%.
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I was looking at this

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fx,2613-9.html


I saw some threads on here where people complained about the 1090t bottlenecking some cards, is this a wide spread issue or is it limited to what GPU used?

Plus this guy is a complete idiot, non tech savy person..... he ain't going to over clock jack.
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