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Deciding Phenom II X2/4/6?

Poll Results: Which Phenom X2/4/6 is worth it?

Poll expired: Apr 28, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 25% of voters (4)
    AMD Phenom II X6 Six-Core Processor 1090T:$200.00
  • 12% of voters (2)
    AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition:$88.00
  • 62% of voters (10)
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition:$138.00
  • 0% of voters (0)
    AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition:$100.00
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post #1 of 15
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AMD Phenom II X6 Six-Core Processor 1090T $200.00

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $138.00

EDIT: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T $169.99

I really need help deciding which one to get..I keep thinking to go for 1090T or 955, but the prices is...essshh.... (P.S. I live in Hawaii so shipping is expensive, So I buy from Amazon most of the time).

I'm looking for that.."Best bang for buck." Or "Worth the money overtime" kind of thing. I'm in the process of planning on getting a new case(BitFenix Shinobi~$60) and a new SSD(~$130), so I want to try to conserve money as much as I possibly could.

Taking into consideration, I'm upgrading from this Athlon X2 255 (3.9Ghz). I play games like Crysis 1/Warhead/2, COD B.O, GTA4, Total War, and any other games similar to them. I lag somewhat whenever I play B.O, or Crysis, which i'm assuming its cuz of my Dual Core CPU.

P.S Sig Rig is below, just in case some hardware of those would bottleneck my performance.
Edited by Defend808Hawaii - 4/23/11 at 1:10am
post #2 of 15
The Phenom II X4 955 would be the best for the price in gaming,the X6 1090T BE isn't really worth it because it doesn't give a huge boost in performance vs. the X4 965BE,also things aren't optimized for 6 cores yet.
Btw,is your GTX460 overclocked?
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/23/11 at 12:53am
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To be honest, the Phenom II X4 925 is the best as it only costs $115 on Newegg, but alas, the newest version isn't available on Amazon. Get the Phenom II X4 955; most games are using three or four cores now. Don't bank on a Phenom II X2 unlocking; they only have a 60% unlock rate.
    
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I'd grab the 955. Quad core makes more sense than a dual with more games likely to support multiple cores in the near future. The 1090T seems to be overkill unless you plan on dabbling in video editing
    
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
The Phenom II X4 955 would be the best for the price in gaming,the X6 1090T BE isn't really worth it because it doesn't give a huge boost in performance vs. the X4 965BE,also things aren't optimized for 6 cores yet.
Btw,is your GTX460 overclocked?

Yes my GTX 460 is OC'd: 900/1800/1900
post #6 of 15
Why not get a 1055T? It's much cheaper and the same Thuban architecture as 1090t, you just have to overclock via HTT instead of multiplier. It's not really hard assuming that board can push the HTT, which I bet it would do okay. The hexacores have much better memory controllers and overclocking capabilities compared to the quads.
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post #7 of 15
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To be honest, the Phenom II X4 925 is the best as it only costs $115 on Newegg, but alas, the newest version isn't available on Amazon. Get the Phenom II X4 955; most games are using three or four cores now. Don't bank on a Phenom II X2 unlocking; they only have a 60% unlock rate.
I was close to getting unlockable x2's cuz from many reviews (Newegg/Amazon) about most of them have theirs fully unlocked. Although; some had problems..so this made me rethink.
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defend808Hawaii View Post
I was close to getting unlockable x2's cuz from many reviews (Newegg/Amazon) about most of them have theirs fully unlocked. Although; some had problems..so this made me rethink.
I would not bank on unlocking any dual into a quad, it's definitely not guaranteed and from my experiences the closer you purchase them to the launch date the higher the probability they unlock. When you wait a long time like this it's really a crapshoot of whether or not it will unlock. You might only get a triple core out of it, or it might not unlock any extra cores at all.
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Why not get a 1055T? It's much cheaper and the same Thuban architecture as 1090t, you just have to overclock via HTT instead of multiplier. It's not really hard assuming that board can push the HTT, which I bet it would do okay. The hexacores have much better memory controllers and overclocking capabilities compared to the quads.

Hmm, id take that into consideration. 1055t are about $170. But, ive been reading some threads here about 1055Ts and their difficult process to OC. But then again, I want to try to conserve $$ as I can.
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I was close to getting unlockable x2's cuz from many reviews (Newegg/Amazon) about most of them have theirs fully unlocked. Although; some had problems..so this made me rethink.
Well, in reality, the chance that all the cores unlock is around 60%. I wouldn't risk it.
    
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