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955 C3 At 3.2Ghz VS. B55X3 C3 At 4.0ghz

Poll Results: 955 At Stock or B55 X3 4.0ghz

Poll expired: Apr 18, 2011  
  • 100% (3)
    955 At Stock
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    B55 X3 At 4.0ghz
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post #1 of 5
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Just wondering which one would be better for gaming? The 955 is in my nephew pc and I do really have time to oc it. The B55 is in my sig rig.
Nephew PC Spec.
Cpu : 955 3.2ghz
Cpu Cooler H50
Mobo : ASUS M4A89TD PRO
Memory : A-Data DDR3 2000 run at 1600
Video : 5830 1gb
Case : Antec 900
HDD : WD black 500gb
Please no advice to upgrade any expect for the swapping the cpu to what is listed here, because anything game he plays is perfect for him.
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post #2 of 5
The X4 for the setup. The X2 might have problems with that RAM (I mean at stock everything at 1600 mhz, might have to run 1333 mhz at stock).

So unless you're going to OC both systems over again you're going to slow down his computer.
Edited by evilferret - 4/17/11 at 4:41pm
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post #3 of 5
no matter how fast the B55 is it the 955 Has an extra core. 4 heads are better then 3.
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
no matter how fast the B55 is it the 955 Has an extra core. 4 heads are better then 3.
But if he doesn't take advantage of the extra cores it won't make much of a difference.

Though he might get peeved once 4 core optimized games come out.

I wonder what the difference is between the stock X4 and overclocked x3 systems are. Why not run IBT and get Gflops to get an idea on speed than swap CPU's and get Gflops again?
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Samsung 830 - 128 gig VelociRaptor 300gig Random Toshiba 3TB Liteon 24x DVD-RW OEM  
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Cosair H100 Windows 7 Pro x64 Xstar 1440p Realforce TKL 
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Samsung 830 - 128 gig VelociRaptor 300gig Random Toshiba 3TB Liteon 24x DVD-RW OEM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cosair H100 Windows 7 Pro x64 Xstar 1440p Realforce TKL 
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Seasonic x750 Arc Mini RAT7 Fiio E10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 BE Gigabyte 870a-UD3 XFX 6870 4 gig G-skills 1600 mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 gig Microcenter SSD / 1TB Samsung F3 Random DVD-RW W7 64 Bit Ultimate Asus VH236H 
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Just wondering which one would be better for gaming? The 955 is in my nephew pc and I do really have time to oc it. The B55 is in my sig rig.
Nephew PC Spec.
Cpu : 955 3.2ghz
Cpu Cooler H50
Mobo : ASUS M4A89TD PRO
Memory : A-Data DDR3 2000 run at 1600
Video : 5830 1gb
Case : Antec 900
HDD : WD black 500gb
Please no advice to upgrade any expect for the swapping the cpu to what is listed here, because anything game he plays is perfect for him.
You can't unlock the X2 to X4?

I would say it depends on what you want to do. For single threaded apps and games that only really take advantage of 2 or 3 cores. Your current CPU would be best. But if you really need that extra core, like for video encoding or something than the X4 is the obvious choice.
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OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Lite-On DVD Burner Windows 7 Home x64 ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p 
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