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post #1 of 15
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Is upgrading from an X4 to a X6 worth the money?

I do a little video encoding, not too much, mostly use the pc to game a surf the web.

But I have read reviews and the X6s are pretty sweet.
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post #2 of 15
if you can get an x6 for $150 go for it

if not wait for BD
post #3 of 15
No. Wait for Bulldozer.
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No. From a x2 to an x6 yes but not an x4 to an x6. Not enough applications make use of the extra cores. Even the multi-threaded games that DO utilize the x6 only get a 5%-10% increase.

I was considering the same with my unlocked 555, to get a 1090t. But I'm gonna wait for Bulldozer to come out... or more Sandy Bridge motherboards to come in stock xD
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your going to hear alot of "wait for bulldozer". i agree though if you cant wait, the 1055 is def. a great chip.
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I read a review that the 1090T pulls almost 500W under load! Do I even have a big enough PSU to handle that???
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post #7 of 15
Lol wut^^^
post #8 of 15
I wouldnt brother upgrading, Id wait for the bulldozer.
Like mentioned, 4x is perfectly fine cause there are not many games that even use all 4 cores, and not many games would even benefit from 6x.

Highly doubt 1090t uses 500w... thats more than 2gpus combined lol
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post
bad source.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...x,2613-13.html
    
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