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I know I have posted things about getting intel...but honestly...it is out of my budget. I would rather get another AMD, save some cash, and get a new GPU (im only gaming).

I was surprised on how well PD preformed, on par and better than the tried and trusted Phenom II's

Right now, My 965 is OC to 4.11ghz stable, and could go a bit higher (im just to lazy to do it right now, I could get 4.23 stable, I did before), and It works absolutely great for everything, but it is showing its age, and phenom II's are older now, and I think it is time to move on :'( lol. I would like to get an AM3+ Board, so i would be set for AMD for the next couple of years, and get a PD in my Phenom's place. here is my question:


I have a quad core, and love it, but when I upgrade to PileDriver, i will NOT be getting a quad core, I want to get at least the 6300 series or the 8300 series.

6 cores is becoming the higher standard, but I would love to see 8 threads in windows...I want to know if there is really any performance gain from the 6300's to the 8300's in gaming. No matter which one I get, it will be OC'ed to at least 4.5ghz.

I was thinking get the 6 core PD now, and wait till SR comes out and grab an 8 core from that, or should I grab the 8300 now? I only have DDR3 1333 right now because of my phenom, and I know these chips work better with higher clocked ram, but ram is cheap now , so no biggie.


What's your input? Any and all will be appreciated smile.gif.
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The performance gain from 6 cores to 8 cores is something you should judge for yourself based on what you are going to do.

Get a 6300 perhaps with 4x4GB of Samsung's magic RAM while it is cheap!

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I know I have posted things about getting intel...but honestly...it is out of my budget. I would rather get another AMD, save some cash, and get a new GPU (im only gaming).
I was surprised on how well PD preformed, on par and better than the tried and trusted Phenom II's
Right now, My 965 is OC to 4.11ghz stable, and could go a bit higher (im just to lazy to do it right now, I could get 4.23 stable, I did before), and It works absolutely great for everything, but it is showing its age, and phenom II's are older now, and I think it is time to move on :'( lol. I would like to get an AM3+ Board, so i would be set for AMD for the next couple of years, and get a PD in my Phenom's place. here is my question:
I have a quad core, and love it, but when I upgrade to PileDriver, i will NOT be getting a quad core, I want to get at least the 6300 series or the 8300 series.
6 cores is becoming the higher standard, but I would love to see 8 threads in windows...I want to know if there is really any performance gain from the 6300's to the 8300's in gaming. No matter which one I get, it will be OC'ed to at least 4.5ghz.
I was thinking get the 6 core PD now, and wait till SR comes out and grab an 8 core from that, or should I grab the 8300 now? I only have DDR3 1333 right now because of my phenom, and I know these chips work better with higher clocked ram, but ram is cheap now , so no biggie.
What's your input? Any and all will be appreciated smile.gif.
well the 6300 as u refer to it is actually only a 3 core and the 8 actually only a 4 core so if 4 core is the standard for gaming now a days then the 8320 is for you
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hello,
which motherboard are you thinking of getting please?
its a limiting factor in some cases, and the best mobo is the way to go if your going top end cpu.
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If you do go 8 core get the 8320, seems clock for clock it is same as 8350 and I have had 5.2 ghz out of mine so far and that is with a ****ty Gigabyte UD7 REV 1.0 with enormous VDROOP
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The 6300 should be fine for gaming. If you really want to do some oc'ing and are watercooling , I'd go for the 8350. It has been scaling better than the 8320's. Check out this thread -
http://www.overclock.net/t/1318995/official-fx-8320-fx-8350-vishera-owners-club/1860#post_18484700. Not many 8320's hitting 5ghz, certainly not stable.
    
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