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x4 965 VS x6 1090 purely for gaming

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If I don't get a BD in my current MB, I'll get a x4 955 - x6 1090 for gaming

I know most games don't use 3-6 cores, and for the price small difference, I'd get a 965 over the 955, for the likely purer silicon.

The x6 1090 has a higher OCing CPU-NB normally right.

So what are the real numbers on 965 VS 1090 in games, thinking of a 6950 CF

And which OCs higher most of the time
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Id say get the 955, there isnt any "purer silicon" in the 965 its 100mhz higher clocked than the 955, grab the 955 and dont look back.
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If it's PURELY for gaming, then the 1090T will offer marginal benefit over a 965 since very few games actually use the full power of 6 cores. However, both chips would still bottleneck a 6950 CF configuration I believe.
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For pure gaming, I'd also go for the 965 x4. As far as I know, not many games can take advantage of the extra two cores. Then of course there's the issue of higher heat output with the 1090t, which ultimately means lower OC headroom due to heat output. I'd grab the 965 x4 instead and go for a higher OC.
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Why would you upgrade from your current unlocked Phenom II X4 to another Phenom II X4? For the .2-.3ghz in overclock?

If upgrading for gaming then 2500k or wait for bulldozer.
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Why would you even consider a 965 when you're already an CPU unlocked to quad? Do you think a few hundred mhz higher of an overclock is worth the money? I don't. You'd be better off buying a new cooler....
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Why would you upgrade from your current unlocked Phenom II X4 to another Phenom II X4? For the .2-.3ghz in overclock?

If upgrading for gaming then 2500k or wait for bulldozer.
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Why would you even consider a 965 when you're already an CPU unlocked to quad? Do you think a few hundred mhz higher of an overclock is worth the money? I don't. You'd be better off buying a new cooler....
You know, I don't know, thats a good point

except for the +4Ghz OC....so if I really wanted to spend, just get a 955 and OC it I guess
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