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Old December 26, 2009, 09:56 AM
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To Olorin, you will see a night and day difference, although go with a x4 955BE ( save a few $)and after market hsf vendetta 2 or comparable. I went from a x2 6000 to the x4 940BE and it was a big difference.

Whiteangel, you'll see a difference in multi task but not all that exciting, depending on your budget try for a x4 955BE ddr2/ddr3, x4 940BE does ddr2 only or a x3 720BE ddr2/ddr3. If your in to gaming the a 4890 is a good budget card $180-200 max and packs a punch, 5770 packs less of a punch, if no gamiing most sale sub $100 card will do.

To both the BE version (black editions ) have unlocked multi so it's designed for easy overclocking, x4 940 and x4 955 should do 3.4ghz with ease.
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Old December 26, 2009, 10:52 AM
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why spend 350 on a lesser performing setup? both an i5/board and 965/board are the same price and the i5 destroys the 965 at both stock and overclocked speeds. I just went from an AMD 955 @ 3.9ghz and it has no where near the power of my i5 @ 4ghz.

Im all about best bang for the buck and at the moment the i5/i7 + p55 is the best bang for buck you can get.
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Old December 26, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Best bang for buck is different for every person, as their PC needs differ.

I know people that are happy with a P4, 512MB DDR333 and a ATI 9250 SE lol, because it does what they need.

The simple answer for this thread is being overlooked. Going from an AMD 64 to AMD Phenom? Yes it is a nice jump in CPU performance.

I still agree with everyone on the video, 8300 is like 2 gens newer then the 6600, and you will have "access" to Dx10 but it is a very meek graphics offering, the Nv 8600 or better or ATI 3850 or better would be great if you could afford it.
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There's some reference of scaling with higher end gpu on different cpu speeds and generations.
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I would go to the X3 720, the tri-cores offer the best value by far.
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Thanks for posting the links. I guess what makes things even more interesting is that some of those benchmark results are using AMD CPU's that are a generation old. The latest current CPU's will obviously beat the previous generation. Does anyone have a 6000+ or 6400+ x2 cpu to compare with the i5 750 for gaming :))

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Old December 27, 2009, 03:58 PM
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AnandTech Bench (beta): AMD Athlon X2 6000+ vs Intel Core i5 750

Don't know how reliable it is but it's a start.

Two New Cut-Offs: Core 2 Duo E7300 and Pentium Dual-Core E5200 Processors (page 6) - X-bit labs

Another site to read up on. Long and short the x2 6000 has been passed by, even the x3 720 ($133ish newegg)is a better cpu.

The i5 750 deals that are floating around make it look like a better buy for the long haul. It's a real toss up x4 955 or i5 750 depends on price I guess, if I was in the market now I'd prob go i5 750..
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