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AMD FX 4100 + HD 7850 or AMD A8 3870K + HD 7850 ??

my question is simple smile.gif I have an HD 7850 and AMD A8 3870K. But I can get FX 4100 from my friend for very less money. Which will be better for games and etc ? A8 3870 k + HD 7850 or , AMD FX 4100 + HD 7850 ?
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A8 3870 k + HD 7850 or , AMD FX 4100 + HD 7850 - check which one has a better APU (I'm guessing the A8) which you can crossfire with the 7850 for better gaming!
 
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A8 3870 k + HD 7850 or , AMD FX 4100 + HD 7850 - check which one has a better APU (I'm guessing the A8) which you can crossfire with the 7850 for better gaming!


Considering the FX4100 lacks a APU it would be the A8 3870k .tongue.gif

To be honest i would go with the A8 and 7850.

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If you get a PII 955 get that. It will trash both those CPUs. FX-4100 really weak. More like a PII X2. Think of it as a Dual Core then Quad.
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A8 3870 k + HD 7850 or , AMD FX 4100 + HD 7850 - check which one has a better APU (I'm guessing the A8) which you can crossfire with the 7850 for better gaming!

you can crossfire an apu with a 7850?
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A8 3870 k + HD 7850 or , AMD FX 4100 + HD 7850 - check which one has a better APU (I'm guessing the A8) which you can crossfire with the 7850 for better gaming!

I am fairly sure it only crossfires with the 6670 maybe the 6650, at least according to reviews I read like here.

APUs are just that, if you are going to get a discrete GPU than don't go for an APU
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For example if I buy PII 965 will it be better ? smile.gif I have apu now but also I got an HD 7850 whicih makes apu useless. so I decide to change the cpu . which one will you recommend for price like fx 4100 or from pII series ?
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For example if I buy PII 965 will it be better ? smile.gif I have apu now but also I got an HD 7850 whicih makes apu useless. so I decide to change the cpu . which one will you recommend for price like fx 4100 or from pII series ?


I would go with an X4 phenom II over the FX4100.

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I was thinking an trinity would good but it's still based on modules so you drop some performance when all threads are being used.Not realy as bad as current FX though.
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The beauty of trinity is with its overclock ability and its amazing onboard graphics. I have a 5600K that I have played with using only the onboard graphics, in dual graphics mod with a discrete 6570, and with a 7870 only.
Of course, the 7870 clearly gives the best performance but I had to push the 5600K to 4.6Ghz to prevent bottlenecks in games. Frame rates are pretty similar in comparison to the 955 be chip at 4.1Ghz that I recently had.
No way would I run a crossfire setup with dual cards above 6770, 7770 with trinity. It just not what it is designed for.
The piledriver cores have impressed me so far. The new FX Chips to release in the next couple of weeks should handle those 7850's nicely!
    
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I was thinking an trinity would good but it's still based on modules so you drop some performance when all threads are being used.Not realy as bad as current FX though.
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But I want a stand alone cpu not apu. I have a good HD 7850 card. So I need a cpu that wont make bottleneck. for exampla Phenom II 965 ? or fx 4100 ? which one ?
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