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Old April 2, 2010, 10:49 PM
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but from early benchmarks i have read this is still slower then a 920 i7 in most cases.
Maybe so but at least you aren't forced to buy a $350 motherboard and $200 triple channel RAM kit. Overall, an AMD hexacore setup would provide much better value for the money as compared to an LGA1366 setup of any kind.

I hope AMD succeeds in putting pressure on Intel. I fully intend to upgrade one of my cottage machines to a hexacore setup just for experimentation's sake. :)

I've got 3 Athlon II 630, DDR2-based machines, 1 Phenom II 940 DDR2-based rig, 1 Phenom II 955 DDR3-based rig and the rest are either laptops or Intel based so they don't count.

I know for instance Gigabyte has introduced BIOS updates for most of their AM2+ and AM3 mobos but in terms of power circuitry would I need to buy a mid-end AM3 mobo to effectively OC a hexacore?

Currently I'm using all budget boards such as the MA78GM-US2H, MA785GM-US2H and MA785GMT-UD2H.
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