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Topic Title: What phenom II to buy?
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Created On: 01/23/2010 10:54 AM
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 01/23/2010 10:54 AM
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PerfectSim
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Hi guys,

Currently I have a NAS server with an AM2+ mobo and an energy efficient Athlon X2 64.

I do a lot of live encoding on the system and my RAID configuration is software based so needs a powerful CPU and in some instances the current CPU isn't doing the job.

I'm planning to move to a quad-core AM3 Phenom II. There are 65w energy efficient models and 125w top end models. I am happy to use more power to gain more performance when encoding but don't wish to waste power when idle or simply playing mp3s from a network mount.

So my question is, do the 125w CPUs have a similarly low power consumption when in a near idle state in comparison to the 65w CPUs?

Many thanks for any advice
 01/27/2010 05:53 PM
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Sgt
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WoW that a good Question what i do know is that the 945 would be a nice upgrade for AM2+ MOB and if you want to Overclock Get a 955 BE

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 01/27/2010 11:17 PM
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Edgemeal
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, here we have the 910e at idle and under full load compared to a 125W Phenom II X4 965BE and the rest of today's lineup...

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuch...ts/showdoc.aspx?i=3726

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