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Old 01-03-2009, 05:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I wouldn't get a Phenom 2. The most recent benchmarks for then aren't very impressive at all. Any Q9xxx series Intel quad would be a better option and possibly cheaper.
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Ya Phenom II is more of an option for people who already have AM2(+) boards
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I don't want to sound redundant here but I don't see why you would want to invest in a new unproven and more expensive technology that offers no performance gain over a proven one. We know how to overclock Yorkfield's. Phenom 2 will have its own quirks and it will take time to figure them out. And we are pretty confident that Phenom 2 wont out overclock existing 45nm Intel chips.
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^ i agree. go with a nice yorkfield. like a q9300
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^ i agree. go with a nice yorkfield. like a q9300
I have decided to go with q9550. still torn between 4870/4850 and 260/9800.
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Before i buy. I currently have a dell 5150 3g cpu(not core 2 duo) and 3g ram but gpu is s**t also (x800 i think). can i do anything with it to compete with a good gaming pc.
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Can you sli a 260 and a 9800? I thought sli was really picky about cards.
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You can't.. unless you use the weaker card for PhysX acceleration (the 9800GTX)
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I didn't think you could dedicate a card for physx. How do you do this? Does it involve an sli bridge? And when did this come about? Wikipedia doesn't say anything about this.
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Using an nVidia card for dedicated GPU PhysX Acceleration
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