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Old November 26, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Alright I dunno how this always happens to me (impulse buys lol).

I have 2 AMD CPU's and trying to decide which one would be better to keep for the moment. Which one would you say overall would be the better performer.

AMD 980 BE ; Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ980FBGMBOX

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AMD 1055t ; Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX


Thanks in advance for any input guys!
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Old November 26, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Depends if you will OC and what you will use it for. For the most part the 980 will be faster except for highly threaded apps.

Comparison at stock clocks.
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Old November 26, 2011, 11:25 AM
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I would choose choose 980 for clock to clock speed, I will not benefit from the extra 2 cores, and that depends if you run multi threaded apps. and you can overclock the 980 easily because its a black edition cpu
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Old November 26, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Encoding/Decoding/folding? 1055T. Everything else? 980BE.
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gaming and everyday stuff 980

editing and encoding Photoshop 1055
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I would honestly get the 980.

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