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So my friend's HP Firebird is starting to act funky and asked me to help him out with an AMD build. I helped him with an intel build over the summer and I guess he wants to find a cheaper replacement for his firebird rather than going intel again.

So the firebird's Q9550 is locked at 2.83 so I asking for some AMD suggestions for something that performs as well or better. The Q9550 itself is great but even though he is looking for a cheap build, I did not want to advise him to just buy a motherboard to use it. Thought it would be better to use newer tech.

Do the any of the FX processors compare to the Q9550 clocked at 2.83?
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So my friend's HP Firebird is starting to act funky and asked me to help him out with an AMD build. I helped him with an intel build over the summer and I guess he wants to find a cheaper replacement for his firebird rather than going intel again.
So the firebird's Q9550 is locked at 2.83 so I asking for some AMD suggestions for something that performs as well or better. The Q9550 itself is great but even though he is looking for a cheap build, I did not want to advise him to just buy a motherboard to use it. Thought it would be better to use newer tech.
Do the any of the FX processors compare to the Q9550 clocked at 2.83?


Considering the $120 A10-5800K is faster than the Q9550 and about equal to the Phenom II 965 just about any FX Piledriver based processor will be faster than the Q9550.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/50?vs=675


You may want to look into the next generation APU's coming out. Codenamed Richland. Not only will it have the original CPU/GPU design but it will be adding ANOTHER item. An ARM core for HSA.
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According to the roadmap, AMD Richland APU would not feature the steamroller core architecture but instead would be based on the current generation x86 Piledriver core architecture which is currently being used within the recently launched Trinity APUs. Along with it, ARM cores would also be fused on the same die for AMD’s HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) enhancements. The APUs would remain compatible with the FM2 socket boards and would be include the latest Radeon Cores 2.0 which would presumable fall under the HD 8000 series (Sea Islands) specs. The AMD Richland APU would be the mainstream/performance entry level chips and would launch around mid-2013.


The Core i3 3220 is also on-par with the Q9550.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 12/12/12 at 11:17pm
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Do the any of the FX processors compare to the Q9550 clocked at 2.83?

The Phenom II X4 processors never did beat the Core 2 Quad Yorkfield processors in the first place until X6 arrived in 2010!

I am looking at the same anadtech graphs and see that Phenom II X4 965 3400 MHz is equal to Q9550 2830 MHz .
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Get like a 955be or 965be with a decent cooler and overclock the **** out of it?
I think A10 is a little money wasted since it's on par with the 965 and it costs a lot more. Well, wasted because we wouldn't use the IGP anyway.

Maybe consider FX, I don't know how they perform, but I imagine going 955 or 965 saves some €€ when purchasing a motherboard.
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Considering the $120 A10-5800K is faster than the Q9550 and about equal to the Phenom II 965 just about any FX Piledriver based processor will be faster than the Q9550.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/50?vs=675
You may want to look into the next generation APU's coming out. Codenamed Richland. Not only will it have the original CPU/GPU design but it will be adding ANOTHER item. An ARM core for HSA.
The Core i3 3220 is also on-par with the Q9550.

A core i3 3220 is faster then a stock Q9550. My Q9550 is at 4ghz and it is only slightly faster then a i3 3220 in cinebench 11.5 single thread. Multi Thread Scenarios still go to the Q9550, though at stock clocks I bet multi core score is vary similar as I have never tried it. My bro has the i3 3220 and its a fantastic chip for gaming, if your friend has no plans on overclocking get a i3 3220. If your going to overclock Get a Piledriver FX CPU and overclock it to around 4.5ghz+ or else it just isnt worth it. The A10 is alright but you also need a decent overclock, and unless you need the on board video I would go FX. Deneb needs about 200-400mhz extra to match a full fledged yorkfeild chip, Thuban is better suited at going against yorkfeild. A 960T is what you would want to get against a yorkfeild chip atleast. But IMO I would skip the old tech and Ether pick the FX 6 or 8 core if overclocking or a i3 if staying at stock.
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Just get a mobo for the Intel and oc it. Be silly not to
    
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Just get a mobo for the Intel and oc it. Be silly not to

Hard to find decent 775 boards these days.
A board to push his chip into the 4ghz range is gonna cost if you want a decent one
I bought my EP45-UD3P board back in 08 for around 80 bucks, I see people trying to sell that same board for over 100 bucks on both ebay and here on OCN USED
Unless he is lucky and finds a sweat deal getting a new board for his 775 would be a big cost. He would spend less money on a brand new 1155 H77 Board and then he could easily sell the Q9550 to make up for the cost of a i3 3220. Q9550s can still be sold for a pretty penny.
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Thanks for the responses everyone! I shall going with the fx-6100/6300 then. This is going to be a bit exciting for me since it would be my first time playing with an AMD. Maybe I will even consider putting a build log if I do not get too lazy.

Thanks again everyone.
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Thanks for the responses everyone! I shall going with the fx-6100/6300 then. This is going to be a bit exciting for me since it would be my first time playing with an AMD. Maybe I will even consider putting a build log if I do not get too lazy.
Thanks again everyone.

You meant with FX6300, not FX6100! Bulldozer era is over! Just get that Piledriver and be happy!
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Yes, get Piledriver (FX-6300) not Bulldozer (FX-6100)
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