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Hi

I need to choose what CPU I am going to upgrade to for Gaming

I mainly play FSX and I want to achive the best FPS possible

I know that FSX uses all Cores

So I was either going to get a

AMD Phenom II x4 955 and Overclock to 4.0Ghz

or

AMD Phenom II x6 1090T and Overclock to 4.0Ghz

but would the X6 be a waste of Time or should I just stick with the X4

Any Help

Thanks
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post #2 of 31
Yea I would just grab an X4. I assume you are using same motherboard?
   
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post #3 of 31
I'd wait until Bulldozer drops and check out those quads or the octacores. Or grab a Phenom II for cheap biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 31
FSX likes cores, lots of them. Assuming using the same AM2+ motherboard, the best immediate drop-in option is a Phenom II x6. If you have a bit more cash I'd recommend pursuing an AM3+ mainboard (for future expansion to octo-core FX Series) and DDR3 RAM.
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I have a M4A785TD-V Evo to Acompany the new CPU

EDIT:
I have the Mobo and DDR3 Ram sat next to me, Its just waiting for a CPU also I would think that my Mobo should get a BIOS Update for Bulldozer.
Edited by lukeibob - 6/21/11 at 1:20pm
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So any Ideas on what I should Buy
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For what your looking to do with a new cpu and price/performance i would with out a dout push you toward the phenom II X 6
    
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FSX doesn't give 2 hoots about cores period.

If you want to run FSX well you want Intel/Nvidia. ATI has always had major driver problems with FSX the last ones that worked well were from three years ago.

Its all about clock speed. I went from a 965 @ 3.8 and got around 30FPS from fsx, I moved and got a 2600K @ 4.5 now seeing over 80FPS.

Yes single threaded performance is better with SB but not 50FPS better.

FSX likes clock speed. A 2500K would be perfect for FSX since it cant use the HT. FSX actually looks like it uses HT it will use the threads then terminate before the calcs are complete it was a glitch that the ACES team never fixed, before they were canned by MS.

If you are an AMD/ATI fan I feel you, just understand that SB is really the first chip that can crush FSX.

Check these guys out if you want good FSX info.
http://forum.avsim.net/forum/121-ms-fsx-forum/

Great optimizer tool. Must have.
http://www.youtube.com/user/FlightSimReviews?feature=mhum#p/u/12/L0jJwtDyg74
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I went from Phenom 9850 Quad to 1090T x6 and it was a big jump in performance, especially in fsx. For some reason it doesnt seem to like my 6950 too much...I can max every graphic setting out in fsx but it jumps constantly from 35 - 100fps and makes the game very choppy! Even if i limit the fps in game.

When i had my old GTX 275 in with the 1090T it was smooth as silk on high settings. X6 CPU was the best upgrade I have ever made. Going from GTX275 to 6950 was impressive but 9850 quad to 1090t hex gave me about 30fps extra in every game i have tried. I have my 1090T running at 4.1ghz and it eats everything for breakfast

Saying this with bulldozer arriving next month I'd hold out a little longer wink.gif
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post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by Hawk777th;13954498 
FSX doesn't give 2 hoots about cores period.

If you want to run FSX well you want Intel/Nvidia. ATI has always had major driver problems with FSX the last ones that worked well were from three years ago.

Its all about clock speed. I went from a 965 @ 3.8 and got around 30FPS from fsx, I moved and got a 2600K @ 4.5 now seeing over 80FPS.

Yes single threaded performance is better with SB but not 50FPS better.

FSX likes clock speed. A 2500K would be perfect for FSX since it cant use the HT. FSX actually looks like it uses HT it will use the threads then terminate before the calcs are complete it was a glitch that the ACES team never fixed.


I suppose but would them extra 2 cores speed up things along with the overclock to 4 GHz ?
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