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I recently upgraded (mobo, graphics) expecting to upgrade from a 955 to a vishera cpu when they launched.

I stumbled into a 1055t for free however. And now I am torn.

Is is worth upgrading, specifically is the 6300 worth buying?

Comparing a 1055T at stock speed to 6300 seems appealing. (I understand other hardware may be influencing these numbers.)

1055T Stock v. 6300

As this is not stockclock.net, I tried comparing an 1100T v. 6300 to simulate an overclock.

1100T v. 6300

And the lead disappears. Now in both of these comparisons the 6300 is stock. So the question is, is the 6300 worth it?

(I like the lower TDP on the 6300, that is why I am choosing it!)

Thanks all!
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Originally Posted by BenC View Post

I recently upgraded (mobo, graphics) expecting to upgrade from a 955 to a vishera cpu when they launched.
I stumbled into a 1055t for free however. And now I am torn.
Is is worth upgrading, specifically is the 6300 worth buying?
Comparing a 1055T at stock speed to 6300 seems appealing. (I understand other hardware may be influencing these numbers.)
1055T Stock v. 6300
As this is not stockclock.net, I tried comparing an 1100T v. 6300 to simulate an overclock.
1100T v. 6300
And the lead disappears. Now in both of these comparisons the 6300 is stock. So the question is, is the 6300 worth it?
(I like the lower TDP on the 6300, that is why I am choosing it!)
Thanks all!

The free 1055T is a hard deal to pass on!

If I were you, i'd make sure to put at least a decent closed-loop cooler (Antec 620/920 or Corsair H60/H80/H100) on the 1055T and overclock it to the max and put at least a 7950 or GTX660Ti card in your rig and see if it does what you want. The main advantages of the Vishera chips is that they have monster multi-core integer performance and support the newer AVX/FMA3&4 floating-point instructions. Game designers have historically been reluctant to optimize their games to support newer CPU instructions and multiple threads/cores, but the newest games are showing this transition is finally happening on a grand scale. This decision is a little easier for Phenom II X2/X3/X4 owners than it is for X6 owners, as you've already got 6 cores. So I would stick with the overclocked Thuban until you see a game you want to play shows compelling benchmark performance on the Vishera vs. your Thuban. If you do more than game, and you alread run software that can make use of the newer instructions, then of course the decision to upgrade is even easier to make. Otherwise, you'd be better off with the 82xx Piledrivers, since they have 2 extra cores. Or, you can wait for Intel Haswell and AMD Steamroller smile.gif
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I would say a thuban is better than the 6300. OC for OC however a 8350 will beat it out decently. But the 6300? Nah.
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Free x6 thuban hard to beat. If you want to go PD, but cant justify yet, maybe use the thuban for when//if a higher clocked 6 core PD comes out, ala the 6200 from BD 1st gen. But it also depends on what you are doing, if theres bounds of new instruction sets in the programs you run, or you have new high clocking memory, there are good reasons to go 6300.
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I would say a thuban is better than the 6300. OC for OC however a 8350 will beat it out decently. But the 6300? Nah.

6300 beats thuban marginally, I agree not enough to justify paying for it when you have a thuban for free.
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Thanks folks.

Pretty much confirms what I am thinking. Dang.
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