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Guys, I am getting 960t and the FX 4100 (motherboard extra charges) at the same price, my current is an Athlon X3 445 and I play FSX and X plane 10 and FSX being CPU depended I need to get a better IPC.

My current specs :

Athlon X3 445 Hyper TX3 plus
Asus M4a78lt -m le
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HD 6750 2 GB DDR3 (may get replaced by a 6850).
Cooler Master 370.


So which one should I go for ? Hopefully if someone can tell me today then I will go and buy it. But please don't suggest an Intel as that's beyond my budget.

X plane 10 uses more GPU power but needs CPU power for cars and air traffic. My GPU is pretty powerful but I may be lagging on the CPU front.
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post #2 of 25
960T is far better overall. The FX-4100 is only good in high-end apps. Any gaming or simpler low-thread programs and it crumbles. The 960T on the other hand is perfect for gaming because of the price.
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post #3 of 25
960T.. I've had both..960T is about 3 steps up from an fx4100
Really..IMO..you should be looking at a new mobo and cooler..tx3 is the worst cooler I ever bought
and your mobo is a no-go for overclocking.
I could take your current chip..stick it in my mobo...clock it up to about 4.1-2....and probably play any game smoothly..maybe even unlock extra cores applaud.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/28/12 at 5:27am
 
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post #4 of 25
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LOL these replies were quick . But what if I keep X plane 10 on insane settings (already insane myself smile.gif and also insane settings in X plane 10 on the Athlon X3 and get 20-30 fps (NO CLOUD // NO HDR and a couple of things else all the scenery details on max) and use the fx 4100 would it still matter , x plane 10 is multi threaded ? and how fast would the 960t be against the athlon ? and what is OC limit of the 960t if you guys have tried or have any knowledge.
Edited by ironmaiden - 3/28/12 at 5:30am
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

960T.. I've had both..960T is about 3 steps up from an fx4100
Really..IMO..you should be looking at a new mobo and cooler..tx3 is the worst cooler I ever bought
and your mobo is a no-go for overclocking.
I could take your current chip..stick it in my mobo...clock it up to about 4.1-2....and probably play any game smoothly..maybe even unlock extra cores applaud.gif

smile.gif My Athlon goes up to 4.0 ghz on the same cooler @1.6v , i can OC my whole system perfectly and stable, but an athlon @4.0ghz would still be much slower than a Phenom @3.8ghz.
Edited by ironmaiden - 3/28/12 at 5:35am
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Quote:
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LOL these replies were quick . But what if I keep X plane 10 on insane settings (already insane myself smile.gif and also insane settings in X plane 10 on the Athlon X3 and get 20-30 fps (NO CLOUD // NO HDR and a couple of things else all the scenery details on max) and use the fx 4100 would it still matter ? and how fast would the 960t be against the athlon ? and what is OC limit of the 960t if you guys have tried or have any knowledge.

my sig is an example on air. i recommend this air cooler if you have room (low profile ram) in case it unlocks . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011

and this paste . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038

for mobo this . . . $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

Or this . . .$95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767


even locked you should see appreciable performance boost compared to the athlon. i used to have an i7 950 (4GHz) and with its HT off the 960T locked manages to keep up with a little higher oc. when the i7 HT was on and the 960 unlocked same difference. but like Schmuckely been preaching - i notice how snappier amd with openning files and stuff. i had the PHII x 2 555 and at 3.8GHz that thing was snappy but struggles with multi-apps.the 960T should be a good match for the 6850.
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post #7 of 25
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my sig is an example on air. i recommend this air cooler if you have room (low profile ram) in case it unlocks . . .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011
and this paste . . .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038
for mobo this . . . $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
Or this . . .$95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
even locked you should see appreciable performance boost compared to the athlon. i used to have an i7 950 (4GHz) and with its HT off the 960T locked manages to keep up with a little higher oc. when the i7 HT was on and the 960 unlocked same difference. but like Schmuckely been preaching - i notice how snappier amd with openning files and stuff. i had the PHII x 2 555 and at 3.8GHz that thing was snappy but struggles with multi-apps.the 960T should be a good match for the 6850.



My Cooler is very good. here in India there are hardly any other brand coolers except cooler master or a noctua and a couple other brands but noctua would be expensive and I have a limited budget for my upgrade as I have to even get a HD 6850 (but only if I can sell the current 6750). So it was either the 960t or the 4100, it is going to be a 960t on the current board.
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post #8 of 25
960T no contest. You should be asking 960T or 8120, not 4100.. I don't even know if the 4100 would be an "upgrade" over your current Athlon.

Get the 960T. You even might unlock it to an X6, which would be a nice bonus.
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4 core vs 4 core... Phenom kills Bulldozer, and like the above said theres a decent chance it unlocks to 6 cores.

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Yep guys I am getting the 960t, I compared the two due to the same price range.
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