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Hey what do you think. I've seen benchmarks where the x4 840 gives similar performance to the q8200. Also what do you think about pairing this with a 6850. Will there be too much of a cpu bottleneck at 1080p? This build is not for me, so ignore my location tongue.gif
    
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It's probably gonna be a CPU bottleneck. Is this going in a AM2+ or AM3 board? If it's AM3, then its ok cause they can always get a better CPU later.
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The x4 840 is a higher clocked Athlon II X4 635. I used a system with a ATI 5830 and a AMD Athlon x3 @ 3.0GHz. When the CPU was upgraded to a 955 I saw little difference from the GPU.
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In most benchmarks a Phenom II x4 840 (or was it x4 640) just beats a QX6700 (2.66Ghz) in multithreaded/3D rendering. x4 840 would definitely win over a Q6600, even in single threaded, due to 1. 45nm architecture 2. higher clock speed
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/8/11 at 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12660418 
In most benchmarks a Phenom II x4 840 (or was it x4 640) just beats a QX6700 (2.66Ghz) in multithreaded/3D rendering. x4 840 would definitely win over a Q6600, even in single threaded, due to 1. 32nm architecture 2. higher clock speed

32nm??
Deneb is 45nm
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Never browse threads/pages concerning both Phenom II and Bulldozer at the same time...
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apparently YOU were doing it wrong. lol
on top of that, he said a q8200.
so whats faster ram master ?
nevermind. i found it !
Edited by pc-illiterate - 3/8/11 at 5:03pm
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Here is that review
The Phenom II x4 840 consistently outperforms even a QX6700. Clock speed/architecture wins here, but keep in mind the x4 840 also has 1/4 the L2 cache.
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