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Old 01-21-12, 07:02 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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
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Intel Core i5-2400
6940
$189 37
Intel Core i7-920
6830
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Intel Core i5-2300
6740
$184 37
Intel Core i7-2820QM
6630
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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

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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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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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