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I've read that the AMD X4s will actually outperform the X6s in some applications. Say for like gaming as one example. Would you be able to lock two cores on the X6 and get the X4's performance while you were doing things that were better suited to an X4 and then switch back later?

This article is where i got some of my info:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...lack-edition/1
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post #2 of 8
The 965 beat the 1090t cause of the faster core clock speed not because the games were optimized for 4 cores and not 6.
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Right. But if i'm reading those charts right I'm seeing that the X4 creeped past the x6 even at stock speeds in crysis and terran conflict.
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Remember, even at stock speeds the 965 is 200mhz faster than the 1090t, and yes most games are optimized for 4 cores rather than 6, so thats why it may get a bit of a performance boost but still if i had to choose between those 2 i would choose the 1090t cause of a little future proofing. As for you original question about locking the cores, yes you can, i ran my dual core as a single core already, but again the main thing is why would i lock of my good cores.

Trust me it is a hassle to keep opening and locking cores
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Oh yeah. That's definitely true. Hm. Alright. Point taken. Thanks. The future proof thing is a good point too. So i guess I'll just oc the x6.
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Yea im sure that a 4ghz 1090t will be good for a few years to come with that you can run multiple gpu's and not worry about any major bottleneck
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post #7 of 8
Blah, another thread like this.


As far as I know, the X6 and X4 have the same cores, the only thing that's different is the clock speeds.

Simply put; Locking down the cores will not boost your performance, it'll just decrease.
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post #8 of 8
It should use the same amount of cores as the quad.
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