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but the clock speeds of the FX-4170 are 4.2GHz thats much better than my 965 at 3.6GHZ isn`t it and its only £106 ?

clockspeeds aren't directly comparable like that unless it's the same type of chip. as architecture changes, overall performance changes.

so, a 3 GHz Core 2 Quad is faster than a 2 GHz Core 2 Quad, but a 3 GHz i5-2500k is faster than a 3.5 GHz Core 2 Quad.

right now, FX performance for gaming is, at best, equal to the Phenom II, AND you need the FX clocked higher than a Phenom II. so if you're not going to overclock it, this isn't the chip for you.

if you want a better chip without overclocking, look into the Sandy Bridge chip series from Intel. that's the most recent i series:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671%20600095610&IsNodeId=1&name=LGA%201155

also, read this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html
Edited by nicodemus - 2/2/12 at 11:34am
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ahh ok, guess i`ll just upgrade my graphics card to a 7970 for now then and wait till summer untill i think about the cpu again. so long as i can run the new graphics card ok with what i have then it ok for now.

thank you guys smile.gif
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you got it! enjoy! =D
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ahh ok, guess i`ll just upgrade my graphics card to a 7970 for now then and wait till summer untill i think about the cpu again. so long as i can run the new graphics card ok with what i have then it ok for now.
thank you guys smile.gif

If you want to get an idea how different CPUs deal with a single HD 7970 then you should probably read

This
And this
 
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I have an FX 4100 and im upgrading to a i5- 2500k or either to a decent phenom 2 model so i can get better performance
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