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I would say the Piledriver based x6 would be slightly faster, personally I don't think it would be worth the upgrade though if you're not going to overclock higher then 4.2Ghz.
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This is tailored question for me. I have owned exactly each processor. I think the 6300 is best. I had good performance with both but the 6300 seems to be slightly faster in my own experience. I cant speak for benchmarks only what I experienced in game.

The edge though really goes to the 6300 as it can clock much higher than that 1055T will ever be allowed to go if you ever decide to push farther than 4.2GHz which is an amazement you even got the 1055T to go that far. Plus the 6300 also runs cooler. So all in all I would go 6300. Hope that helps man. thumb.gif
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If you look at the reviews you will see that Piledriver still hasn't caught up to Phenom II's IPC. But the Piledriver has a higher overclock ceiling, why would you stop at only 4.2Ghz with it?

Example here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57615-amd-vishera-fx-6300-fx-4300-review-15.html

If you were making a move from the 1055T to a six core Piledriver then I wouldn't even bother.
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Well i got my 8150 Bulldozer to 4.6 and it was able to prime at that and never went over 62C on air cooling. so if the 6300 is better than a 8150 and any phenom i dont think ill buy the 8350. i might aswell get the 6300 and try to get 4.8 to 5ghz on air biggrin.gif (if it runs cooler)

Also Demaggio1103. I apologize for my behaviour in your "help me overclock 6300" thread. Really i was trying to help. but it went out of hand.
 
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Okay guys. are there NO other amd processors that will be better in games @ 4.2ghz than my Phenom? i might aswell get intel then frown.gif

Comparing Hz for Hz here.
 
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FX-8320 would be the next big upgrade.

FX-6300? Meh, its not bad, but it isn't going to make you go wow. The power consumption and how high it clocks is wow, performance over Thuban? Mere.

That said, the new Opteron 3200 Series are coming soon which will be on AM3+, could wait to see what these provide biggrin.gif

http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/Opteron_3000_Series_QRG.pdf

Though may not be amazingly amazing, they could provide a different type of AMD processor altogether smile.gif
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Okay guys. are there NO other amd processors that will be better in games @ 4.2ghz than my Phenom? i might aswell get intel then frown.gif
Comparing Hz for Hz here.

Depends on price. If price is not a problem go big or go home 3770k or 2700k. If your budget is a factor 6300 or 8320 is where its at. I know someone posted benchmarks but I can tell you my 6300 just feels faster and snapier in windows. As long as you have a good board 4.7+ GHz is almost a guarantee, albeit good cooling too. I am at 4.6GHz and I have weaker VRM's so imagine what a good board would do.

So to sum up. you got money to spen go Intel IMO

If budget is a factor stay AM3+ and grab a cheap piledriver.
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Also Demaggio1103. I apologize for my behaviour in your "help me overclock 6300" thread. Really i was trying to help. but it went out of hand.

No sweat bro, it happens to all of us. biggrin.gif
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Why on earth are you clinging to that 4.2ghz figure? As has been said in this thread multiple times, the 6300 can be clocked higher. 4.5 to 5.0 is what is possible. Why would you overclock your x6 phenom as far as it goes, and then replace it with a chip that clocks higher, but then artificially limit yourself to 4.2ghz?
Same goes for the 8320 and 8350.

My only issue is that a 8120 would make an all-round better upgrade. You have a very nice 4.2ghz x6 phenom, and the difference isnt gonna be much if you get the 6300. Going Intel is also an option for you if you have the money
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Funny thing is,you won't notice a difference between any of them if you're running a single 7850.So it will all be wasted money anyways.
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