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24-Jan-2011, 02:24 PM #1
Smile Hex-core vs quad-core?
I am purchasing a processor for my first custom build PC and have decided to go with an AMD Phenom II. I know I would like at least a quad core but don't know if a hex-core would be worth it. I will be gaming, compiling, editing images, multi-tasking, playing movies, etc.

For these tasks I want to get the most bang for my buck. Tell me what you think.

AMD Phenom II X4

Model:
975--3.6ghz
970--3.5ghz
965--3.4ghz
955--3.2ghz
925--2.8ghz
840--3.2ghz

AMD Phenom II X6

Model:
1100--3.3ghz
1090--3.2ghz
1075--3.0ghz
1065--2.9ghz
1055--2.8ghz
1045--2.7ghz
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24-Jan-2011, 03:20 PM #2
1055t is a great alrounder at a great price and easy to get massive overclocks on, i would go with that
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24-Jan-2011, 03:23 PM #3
I am liking the 6 core mainly because of that power saving feature where it only uses 3 cores until need be, that is if I understood them correctly. Thanks for input
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24-Jan-2011, 03:42 PM #4
Yes thats the turbo core techonlogy if i remember correctly, i have a 1055t myself but have disabled it as it hinders overclocking, but yeah 1055t is best value for money with great performance, flexibility and easy to oc
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24-Jan-2011, 03:44 PM #5
Turbo core, again if i remeber correctly, uses 3 cores and accelerates their clock speed, ie 1055t stock 2.8ghz, when turbo core is active it would take 3 cores and put them up to around 3.3ghz
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