9850 to 920? Worth the upgrade?

Snappshoota

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Just wondering if it would be a wise choice to upgrade my 9850 to a 920?

Ive checked some benchies and see that its usually a good bit ahead of a 9950.

Anyone wanna chime in?
 

dennisjai

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it's worth the upgrade if you are going to overclock. Much easier to clock a Phenom II over a Phenom.
 

poppageek

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Just wondering if it would be a wise choice to upgrade my 9850 to a 920?

Ive checked some benchies and see that its usually a good bit ahead of a 9950.

Anyone wanna chime in?


I am watching the overclocking results ppl are getting at Xtreme Systems in the AMD forums. Some are approaching 4gz on air. 3.7 - 3.8 seems to getting common. I was going to get one to upgrade this system but now am considering a new system for a PH2 and using this one on the TV for video.

Dunno what you are getting out of your 9850 but if I could get another 800mz I would be happy. Even 600 would not be too shabby.
 

Waveforme

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It really depends on your clock. Currently, I have both an 9850BE AND a 940BE. I don't know about the 920.

The current everyday clock I run the 9850BE at is 3.26Ghz, but I have had it as high as 3.48Ghz on an Asus M3A32-MVP. I am sure I could get the 9850BE stable closer to the 3.48 mark, but I havn't had time to tinker with it more.

As for the 940BE, I'm running it @3.62Ghz stable on an Asus M3A79-T. I've had this cpu up to over 3.8Ghz, but once again, I havn't had time to see exactly how much I can get out of it.

Anyway, clock for clock the Phenom2 is faster than the original Phenom. How much ? Depends on what you do, what programs you run etc, etc.... My daily rig is the 9850BE with 2 VisionTek 4850's and a 22" monitor. It screams and does everything I need it to do. The 940 is the new LAN rig.

IMO, since Newegg dropped the price of the 940BE to $235, I'd go with the 940 over the 920.
 
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