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Old 04-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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six core processor , should I get one?

I've Been thinking and right now my AMD Athlon 630quad core overclocked to 3.3 has been great on everything. But would upgrading to a six core do me any good yet in games? I cant decide if I should upgrade to a Six core or not.
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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quad core is good enough

most games don't even use 4 cores yet let alone 6
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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as of now? no, not yet, you probably will get a far more dramatic boost if you upgrade your video card, or if you move to a sandybridge processor
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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I've Been thinking and right now my AMD Athlon 630quad core overclocked to 3.3 has been great on everything. But would upgrading to a six core do me any good yet in games? I cant decide if I should upgrade to a Six core or not.
THE i7 920 AT 2.6 4 CORE SPANKS THIS IN REVEIWS
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
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imo wait for bulldozer
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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What I kinda thought, just was not sure if it was fully worth blowing my money on yet or not. My aTI 5870 is still holding up great so I wont be upgrading that anytime soon lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #7
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the i7 920 kills the six core amd has..ivy will kill the bulldozer
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:54 PM   #8
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the i7 920 kills the six core amd has..ivy will kill the bulldozer
i7 920 is a waste of money either way right now. if you go intel go sandy bridge.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:57 PM   #9
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I would love to go Intel, but I'm not buying a whole new motherboard just to do so lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:03 PM   #10
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You should probably tell us what your current processor is.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #11
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I did AMD Athlon II X4 630 quad. I bought it when I was on a low budget build but decided I would just overclock it. Been great so far and in no rush to upgrade. Just if I could get more use out of a six core for gamin then I would buy one.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:16 PM   #12
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Just get something in the Phenom II class and you'll be better off performance-wise.

Either Quad or Hex Core, doesn't really matter, just get the highest stock clock that you can get that fits your budget and will work on your motherboard.

What are the rest of your system specs?
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:30 PM   #13
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The Intel sandy bridge is the best bang for your buck atm, that is if intel fixed the boards.

And before you even think about upgrading to a 1055T-1100T you should check to see if your board has a bios update to support the 6 core cpu.

amd 6 cores, atm, are a hybrid cpu it can do gaming the same as a 4 core but has a lil extra power for processing. I have one because i take my work home with me. Its no super computer but it gets the job done for rendering 3d and big 2d stuff a little faster than a quad would.

As some have said above you can wait to see what the bulldozer brings, but I can tell you that the 50% increase they claim over the i7's is the old 1366, so they should be on par or maybe marginally better than the sandy's. Bulldozer is supposed to have an initial release june/july then once they find the bugs and fix them re-launch them around nov/dec. You can always play the waiting game :/

Since your gaming I would not recommend a 6 core amd, its not that usefull for gaming, only game I have & play regularly that uses all 6 cores on my 1090t is bc2. A 955(if your board supports it) will will be just as fast for you but, what is it like $100 less?
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:33 PM   #14
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The Intel sandy bridge is the best bang for your buck atm, that is if intel fixed the boards.
The OP wants best bang for buck. Sandy Bridge would require a new motherboard and such, so it's not a good choice in his particular case. Plus he already said he didn't want to go down this route because of having to get a new mobo and all.

The price difference between a Phenom II X4 955 (3.2Ghz) and Phenom II X6 1090T (3.2Ghz) is $60. Overall I would just get a higher clocked Phenom II X4 as the higher stock clock will benefit your more then the 2 extra cores would.

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Old 04-01-2011, 09:28 PM   #15
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My motherboard supports six cores why i bought it for future upgrade if i needed to.

I'll diffidently look into the Phenom II X4 955.

as for my other specs its.

GPU: ATI 5870
RAM: 6GB DDR3
CPU: already said what it was.
OS: Win7 ultimate 64.

My next build will be Intel though. But I think I'll look more into the bulldozer and see what all it brings to the field. Also gives me time to save for it XD sure it wont be to cheap.
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