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More and more games are taking advantage of the extra cores, so Thuban is justified over Deneb with them being soo slightly more expensive (1055T is at the price tag of X4 965).

They also overclock a bit better.


But if you already have Deneb, I see no sense on going to Thuban.
   
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More and more games are taking advantage of the extra cores, so Thuban is justified over Deneb with them being soo slightly more expensive (1055T is at the price tag of X4 965).

They also overclock a bit better.


But if you already have Deneb, I see no sense on going to Thuban.
I can't think of any game that fully utilizes 6 cores, which ones are you thinking of?
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I can't think of any game that fully utilizes 6 cores, which ones are you thinking of?
From what he wrote I understood he was saying that games are beginning to take advantage of more cores. I guess he was mentioning this because its possible that future games may run better on 4-6 cores. Didnt see where he mentioned games needing 6 cores, just saying, thats what I interpreted.
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I can't think of any game that fully utilizes 6 cores, which ones are you thinking of?
Blacks Ops, Napoleon/Shogun 2: Total War, FSX, BC2, RUSE, Civ5, Dragon Age, all Source games, etc.

*Edit*: While I'm sure they're not totally strained evenly over all six cores, those are just a few of the games that scale well with hexacores.
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Just a few? I'm sure that was 80% of the total list
    
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post #16 of 39
Games are starting to use quad cores. It does not mean they necessarily use every core to its full potential.

It would probably be wiser to save up to get Bulldozer or something else.
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Blacks Ops, Napoleon/Shogun 2: Total War, FSX, BC2, RUSE, Civ5, Dragon Age, all Source games, etc.

*Edit*: While I'm sure they're not totally strained evenly over all six cores, those are just a few of the games that scale well with hexacores.
What I meant was that it sounded like he was saying games were beginning to get some significant benefit from 6 cores, which to my knowledge none of those do. So while they use the cores, they don't gain any benefit from using them, which makes the 'use' less interesting to me.

I don't know all the games you listed off the top of my head, but quick googling says Dragon Age I/II (the newest after shogun) performs almost identically on an X6 as an X2. Civ 5 gives the same results on an X6 as an X4, and almost the same as an X2 (though its hard to compare as the X2 is clocked lower). BC2 performs roughly the same on any number of cores 3+.

I suspect the other games will follow this trend.

The reason I make this distinction is that the OP is asking about 4core performance vs 6core.
Edited by ocpokey - 3/23/11 at 3:06am
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post #18 of 39
x4 actually performs better (ever-so-slightly) than x6 for gaming from what i've read. Your FPS would likely take a 1-2fps hit in most games if you went Thuban.

With Bulldozer round the corner and a 2500k at very low price it would be crazy to go from x4 to x6.

955 C3 always has been and always will be the best Phenom II chip out there imo!
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if for example- game uses only 4cores, you should gain little more with thuban than deneb.
not because of 2 unused cores, but because of turbo

anyway, bulldozer is coming closer..
    
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Wow so many responses! Thanks everyone.

Let me clarify a bit--I should have made this more clear. I can upgrade to a 1055t FOR FREE. I probably won't be upgrading to Bulldozer anytime soon, which is why I am considering this "upgrade" (sidegrade?) in the first place.

Does that change anyone's opinion?
    
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