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StefanWylde February 26, 2012 05:03 AM

Upgrade to 1055T
 
So I'm looking forward to upgrade my Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition RB-C3 125 WATT to Phenom II X6 1055T 125WATT... I have my 955 OC-ed to 3.4, because my motherboard is weak as fuk (880G northbridge). Since 1055T is not Black Edition, and its multiplier is locked, I can only OC the bus frequency.
I'm an enthusiast, but I can't afford to get SandyBridge processor and motherboard, that's why I'm sticking with AMD for now.
Will 1055T be any better than 955 for gaming and video rendering? (If I push it up to 3.4 GHz) {I have a decent cooling, CM Hyper 212 in a push pull configuration}

Your_friendly_gamer February 26, 2012 05:17 AM

yea you can push it to 4.0ghz easy at 1.45-1.475v np.

StefanWylde February 26, 2012 06:39 AM

I was asking if I should do this upgrade or if it's worth it, not how far can I push it.

sa seba February 26, 2012 04:05 PM

That 1055T when overclocked will basically give you the maximum of what you can ask for in a current amd setup.
I came from a 720BE at 3.5 GHz and experienced noticeable performance improvements all over the place, be it gaming, unpacking/packing archives or general multitasking.
With a somewhat decent motherboard you can get the 1055 to 4GHz easily and your hyper 212 will be more than sufficient. Sell your 955 and pricematch the 1055t to 129 CAD, I would suggest.

Masteroderus February 26, 2012 05:58 PM

I found my self in a similar situation.

I had an old x2 250 with a crappy 7xx series mobo that is not am3+ compliant.

So i got to upgrade to an x4 and they're all out in my area.

So what I did was buy a bad-ass board, the Crosshair V, and now i'm rocking an x2 250 @ 3.8 GHz, stock cooling solution. This is also a locked cpu.

IMO it would be better to upgrade the mobo to something am3+ compliant and just overclock it to 4GHz easy!

Also, a hexa core processor doesn't offer better computing for many applications than a quad core. Video rendering yes in some applications you will see gains! In games, you will often see x4 processors stand up to (or beat down) x6 or bulldozer octa cores.

Silent_Avenger February 26, 2012 06:31 PM

For gaming you won't gain any advantage going hex core. I would suggest just keeping your 955 and upgrading the mobo to an AM3+ board so you can upgrade to bulldozer if you wish. Also if your 955 is a C3 revision it shouldn't be too hard to get up to 4ghz at 1.45v.

Bond007 February 27, 2012 10:41 AM

I would keep the 955. The 1055 may be slightly better for rendering, but you will likely lose some in gaming because of the loss in frequency. Given you have a 955 I wouldn't upgrade anymore on your current platform. Wait till you can get a new motherboard and CPU (sandy bridge/ivy bridge).

StefanWylde February 28, 2012 11:22 AM

Too bad people, I actually upgraded to 1055T of reasons that I couldn't push my 955 up to 4 GHz even with 1.47 voltage. I mean yes I could, but there were errors with LinX. My 955 WAS RB-C3, but then again, there's no coming back. 955 = sold...
At most of games I see slightly worse performance (3-5 FPs loss), except at Battlefield 3, where the FPS became more stable, there were less drops, and so on, (i'll post a video soon).
Yet, I'm very happy.. even with worse performance at games.


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