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    Member pimpanther's Avatar
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    But what BD?

    Currently got a 940 x4 and am thinking of upgrading to a bulldozer.looked at the PC Mark benches and the x4 is quicker than the x6.Or do i go to the 8120??.keep hearing good things then a ton of micky taking from AMD fans.going to do it on a sabertooth [ASUS] mobo with 16 gb of corsair vengeance and go to 64bt instead of 32 bt on my windows 7.gpu will be a ATI Radeon HD 6850 1GB.with my 1tb samsung spinpoint HD..so i guess my question is 4 ,6 or 8 cores lol??i game and oc.[cooling a corsair hydro h80

    Intel Core i5-2500
    7080
    $215 33
    Intel Core i5-2500K
    7080
    $219 32
    Intel Core i7-930
    7000
    N/A
    Intel Core i7-860
    7000
    $321 22
    Intel Core i7-2760QM
    6950
    N/A
    Intel Core i5-2400
    6940
    $189 37
    Intel Core i7-920
    6830
    N/A
    Intel Core i5-2300
    6740
    $184 37
    Intel Core i7-2820QM
    6630
    N/A
    Intel Core i5-2400S
    6540
    $191 34
    Intel Core i7-2720QM
    6310
    N/A
    Intel Core i7-2675QM
    6310
    N/A
    Intel Core i7-2670QM
    6310
    N/A
    AMD FX-8150 THIS IS WHATS BOTHERING ME
    6240
    N/A
    AMD FX-4100 SO IF YOUR GAMING THE 4 CORE IS AS GOOD....YES??
    6240
    N/A
    AMD FX-6100
    5900
    N/A
    Intel Xeon E3110
    5720
    $187 31
    Intel Core i7-2630QM
    5670
    N/A
    AMD FX-8120
    5660
    N/A
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    5480
    N/A
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
    5380
    N/A
    Intel Core i5-760
    5370
    N/A
    Intel Core i5 I5-750
    5200
    N/A
    AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
    5160
    N/A
    AMD Phenom II X6 1065T
    400gb wd sata 300 hd
    ram 4gb of OCZ reapers 6400 ddr2.
    ati 4670 hd.oc 775 gpu clock 1140 memory clock
    mobo ASUSM3A32-MVP Deluxe
    AMD phenom 2 940 be
    cooling artic freezer pro
    os.windows vista home basic. 32bt.ocz 800 watt psu

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    If you're willing to spend the money, go for one of the 8 cores. If you want to stay on a budget, get the quad core. If you want to go in-between, go for the 6 cores. The 8 cores are better than the 6 core, and the 6 core is better than the 4 core, but the 4 core is still a decent processor for this day in time. The 6 and 8 cores are probably more future-proof. If you are into overclocking then you can get more out of more cores, but don't forget you'll need more cooling. If you are willing to wait, then I'd suggest waiting for Piledriver as they will be better and more optimized than Bulldozer is.

    The quad core, although it's 3.6GHz just like the 8 core, can only handle half of the threads that the 8 core can. The "turbo mode" has a greater gain on the 8 core as well, but you'll be turning that off if you're overclocking it.
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    .PNY Optima 1333MHz RAM ADATA XPG 1866MHz
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    Just make sure that you put the old CPU in the new MB and update to the latest bios before you put the FX in it. ONLY the latest bios supports the FX processors.
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    32Gb G.Skill Sniper ddr3 1600 8G X 4, 9-9-9-24@1.55v
    ASUS HD7970-DC2T-3GD5, Cat 13.6 beta 2, Dell U3011 @ 2560x1600
    SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD SATA 6Gb, 250Gb SATA 6Gb, 2-1Tb SATA 6Gb
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