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CPU WHATS THE BEST AMD CPU FOR GAMING

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by numanoid, 22 Nov 2011.

  1. numanoid

    numanoid Minimodder

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    Hi guys a mate of mine (who only uses amd) wants to know what the best AMD cpu is for gaming, he has a standard 6950 vga card so doesn't want any bottleneck
    thanks guys
     
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  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    one of the phenom II x6s such as the 1100T would probably be the best bet
     
  3. fleck

    fleck What's a Dremel?

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    this all depends on his buget but i would reccomend the 1100T too.....
     
  4. numanoid

    numanoid Minimodder

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    Thanks guys, i appretiate the help....would he recieve any bottleneck with his 6950
    thanks
     
  5. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 What's a Dremel?

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    Why will he only use AMD? He would be far better off going for an I5 2500K
     
  6. numanoid

    numanoid Minimodder

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    Well i just spoke to him and he would go intel for gaming, he was over the moon when i mentioned the 1100t with 6 cores, he thought it would be better than the 2600k for gaming as its got 6 cores :duh::nono:.....but he poss will go 2500k or 2600k, he just games and does naff all else :D...i think he is more worried about bottleneck lol
    cheers matey
     
  7. The Protocol

    The Protocol What's a Dremel?

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    PII X4 980 is the best for gaming (more or less going to be on par with a 2500k, it's not spectacularly better), not much else though (assuming overclocking to the max)
     
  8. mucgoo

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    Get a 2500k. It'll cost (including motherboard)about £260 instead of £160 but should easily last 2/3 years longer than an 955 at good levels of performance and I'm guessing your friend doesn't want to upgrade often.
     
  9. Instagib

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    If he must go AMD, for gaming, a Phenom 2 980 BE would be the best bet. Most games won't touch 6 cores so they just go to waste. A 980 will clock to around 4.2Ghz if you're brave with the volts.

    A 2500K would be even better purely for gaming.
     

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