Phenom II X4 965 Black vs Phenom II X4 955 Black

JeffC

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Trying to get a general concenus as to if the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is worth $20 more then the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. I am putting it into a gaming system to play newer (ie 2011) games such as Rift, Witcher 2, Dragon Age 2, and such
 

repoman0

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No. Turn the multiplier up to 17 on the 955 and call it a day. Unless a potential extra 100MHz or so on high overclocks (3.9GHz range) is worth $20 to you.
 

Tsumi

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Well, make sure you get yourself a C3 955. C2's don't perform as well (higher power consumption and lower max overclock). Otherwise, all the Phenom II x4 BE C3 processors perform similarly.
 

jeremyshaw

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You'll be really hard pressed to find a C2 chip anywhere in stock, anymore :p. Even the Phenon II X2 range has moved on :)
 

Dimmy

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hmm im in the same boat, but i wanna get a x4 that can hit 4.0
is there any that can?
 

W.Feather

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the 955 and 965's will OC nearly the same, the C3's with good cooling should be able to get close to 4.0.


the 965 is NOT worth the $20 unless you will not be overclocking
 

Tsumi

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Most, if not all, C3 x4's are capable of hitting 4.0 ghz. What differs is the amount of voltage it takes, and how much heat it will produce.
 

tamshiwen

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Man I miss Fry's motherboard/cpu combo deals. Bought the 965 with a gigabyte 785 mobo last year for $129. But yeah, go with the 955 if it's a c3. Save your $20 on minimal 100mhz difference and put it toward a cooler, like the hyper 212 plus.
 

Hedghawg71

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I got three 955's and one 965 C2 revisions. The ONLY reason I got the 965 is it came with the Crosshair III when I got it. But clock for clock they are derned near matched. The 955's clock a bit higher. The 955 is a better deal.
 
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