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Hey guys, do you think it would be a worth-while upgrade to the FX-8120 in my sig rig? I'll have an NH-D14 and an extra 4gb of ram.
I do quite a lot of video encoding, would I see a large improvement?
Also, would I be able to do around 5ghz-ish with the D14?
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Based on the reviews and members on here who have the chip it does not look like a great upgrade. I guess we won't really know for a while what the potential is of this chip. I think most are getting around 4.6-4.7 on air.
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Your chip is decent for what you use it on. You might see some improvement but not much.

IMO, you should hold on what you got. Even if you are really itchy to get something new, at least wait 3 or 4 weeks. There is still a lot confusions going on. Once more members get their hands on the chips. We will see their true potential/weakness. And the price should drop a bit too by then.
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For encoding? Yeah upgrade!

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post #5 of 13
BD happens to be good at encoding/decoding.
Not sure if it's worth it over your current CPU.
You may want to wait for Piledriver or until BD prices are lower.
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You may want to wait for Piledriver.
Would this be supported on my current motherboard?
    
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Would this be supported on my current motherboard?
AM3+ from what i understand..

For OP do your homework and create a conclusion.. Don't live with the wish I would have's..

For Intel folks, stay home.. Unless of course you came out to provide input that is both applicable and sensible.
    
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Would this be supported on my current motherboard?
Piledriver will work with an AM3+ socket motherboard.
It's not clear if a new chipset is needed yet to support it.
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Originally Posted by patricksiglin View Post
Based on the reviews and members on here who have the chip it does not look like a great upgrade. I guess we won't really know for a while what the potential is of this chip. I think most are getting around 4.6-4.7 on air.
Which members??
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post #10 of 13
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For OP do your homework and create a conclusion.. Don't live with the wish I would have's.
Alright then, I won't be getting the FX-8120. I'll probably just save the money and get something else when It comes along.
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