Originally Posted by JD_May
You don't think so? I was thinking for multitasking the 6 core would be an advantage. Also it's futureproof if more games or whatever start making use of 4+ cores.
I got an asus ma479t deluxe mobo.
Let's say the 965 black (3.4 ghz 8mb cache) and the 1050t (turbos at 3.3ghz 9mb cache) are the same price. Which would you go with?
Complete waste to get 6 cores. For day-to-day usage using 6 cores will actually be slower than using 4 cores, unless you have specifically programmed applications that make use of parallelization (I'll give you a hint, you can count the number of those applications on your two hands). Thus, the time to communicate between cores will add overhead to your processing. Stick to the Phenom X4's -- they're amazing
processors, especially at their price range. You're also a good man for liking AMD.
So long as your mobo is socket AM3 you'll do fine with upgrades for at least the next year or two, at a bare minimum, if necessary (unlike Intel).