Phenom vs x2 Athlon

Christobevii3

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I currently have an x2 5000+ black edition at 3.2GHz. I am wondering at what point am i going to see similar performance between what I have now and phenom in say like team fortress 2, world in conflict, and call of duty 4.

I'm hoping to hold out for the phenom 45nm's in a couple months, but at what speed will i need to look at to have at least the same performance before overclocking or what not?

Thanks!
 

Sylvanas

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A 45nm Deneb looks like it'll beat a 3.2ghz X2 BE comfortably. Most notably as with any Quadcore you would see gains in multithreaded applications.
 

daveybrat

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Definitely hold off until the 45nm Phenoms. No reason to upgrade from a 3.2GHz X2 right now. A 45nm Phenom paired with a new AMD 790FX chipset should be very nice.

 

Christobevii3

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Well would like the 9950 now be about the same speed or faster on average? With the 45nm deneb are we looking at like 2.8 or 3.0GHz probably?
 

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Not only will the Deneb Phenoms clock higher, run at half the wattage, but they'll also have 6MB of L3 cache as opposed to the 2MB they currently have.

Like i said.....i'd wait it out :)
 

Christobevii3

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Yup, i got a 790fx too because my 570sli northbridge started flaking out from the heat of the last 2 years.

So yeah a 45nm phenom sounds perfect, thanks!
 

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