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I don't think the M5A97 rev 1 supports Vishera.

 

Quick sync is barely helpful for several reasons.

  1. Low quality output
  2. It really only helps the encoding process, on some formats - other things like transitions, effects, etc. will not benefit from quicksync
  3. Best quality-filesize output for an h.264 video file is actually created from the CPU-based x264, no GPU-accelerated or quicksync alternative will match.

 

I'm saying this as an editor of video myself. Quicksync seemed promising/threatening when I heard about it, but with so little support it's not worth adopting.

post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

I don't think the M5A97 rev 1 supports Vishera.

Quick sync is barely helpful for several reasons.
  1. Low quality output
  2. It really only helps the encoding process, on some formats - other things like transitions, effects, etc. will not benefit from quicksync
  3. Best quality-filesize output for an h.264 video file is actually created from the CPU-based x264, no GPU-accelerated or quicksync alternative will match.

I'm saying this as an editor of video myself. Quicksync seemed promising/threatening when I heard about it, but with so little support it's not worth adopting.

Alright I'm definitely not the type for Quick Sync. CPU rendering is what I'm looking at. Choosing the FX series seems to be the way to go for my situation, for both gaming and video-editing. I'm just waiting for more benchmarks on the FX-4300 and FX-6300 (specifically overclocked benchmarks), to see if either one of these 2 can at least keep up with my i3-2100 for gaming when overclocked.

The Vishera FX processors are still not available where I am, should be arriving around the beginning of January... by then it will be computer sales peak time here in Jordan, can sell my i3-2100, mobo and RAM for only slighly lower than my original purchase price, if not at the same price itself.
post #33 of 43
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Hey fellas,

I have a few more questions I forgot to consider.

Concerning power consumption, when I overclock the FX-4300 / FX-6300, will they power down when I'm not playing games or video-editing to save energy and heat? Or will they constantly be running at the highest clock speed possible, constantly pulling ~ 180W from the wall?

It is to my understanding that the FX-4300 idles at 80W, no big deal since my i3-2100 idles at 65W... however if the thing is going to idle at ~ 180W, that will seriously make me reconsider my purchase of the FX CPUs.

My other question is the problem the FX CPUs experience with Windows 7 not allowing them to perform to their full potential. Is there a solution to this?

This is quite a last minute thing, good thing I haven't purchased anything yet... will someone please verify the above?
post #34 of 43
may I ask why you dont just buy an i5? less hassle and time wasted on replacing motherboard.

If you are serious about video editing, do not get anything slower than an FX6100 or i5 2400.
Also there's no need to wait for FX4300/6300 benchmarks, any FX cpu above 4.5 Ghz will wipe the floor with any i3
Edited by edalbkrad - 12/20/12 at 9:51am
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I also wouldn't advise the AMD route and would look to upgrade the 1155 socket. It maybe EOL soon but in the long run it'll way out perform and out live any of AMDs offerings currently. Get an i5 2500k and overclock it. 500W PSU is enough.
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post #36 of 43
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Hey fellas,
I have a few more questions I forgot to consider.
Concerning power consumption, when I overclock the FX-4300 / FX-6300, will they power down when I'm not playing games or video-editing to save energy and heat? Or will they constantly be running at the highest clock speed possible, constantly pulling ~ 180W from the wall?
It is to my understanding that the FX-4300 idles at 80W, no big deal since my i3-2100 idles at 65W... however if the thing is going to idle at ~ 180W, that will seriously make me reconsider my purchase of the FX CPUs.
My other question is the problem the FX CPUs experience with Windows 7 not allowing them to perform to their full potential. Is there a solution to this?
This is quite a last minute thing, good thing I haven't purchased anything yet... will someone please verify the above?
Yes, just keep Cool n Quiet on when you OC.
post #37 of 43
reallly a fx 4300 oc to 4.5 will wipe any i3
post #38 of 43
Fx-4300 + asus m5a97 should work well. 4+2 vrms with heatsink. Fx-43xx series are supported - from asus cpu compatible list
If the fx-6300 fits your budget I'd suggest the m5a97 evo, it get 6+2 vrms and is the better choice.
A 500w psu will work fine for a 4 or 6 core even oc'd. Power consumption will always be lower when not loaded by a large margin, leaving most of the power saving features on (but not the tdp cap one) after you've got your oc will be fine and lower the idle power some too.
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Fx-4300 + asus m5a97 should work well. 4+2 vrms with heatsink. Fx-43xx series are supported - from asus cpu compatible list
If the fx-6300 fits your budget I'd suggest the m5a97 evo, it get 6+2 vrms and is the better choice.
A 500w psu will work fine for a 4 or 6 core even oc'd. Power consumption will always be lower when not loaded by a large margin, leaving most of the power saving features on (but not the tdp cap one) after you've got your oc will be fine and lower the idle power some too.

Hey thanks for joining! I see you are an "AMD Overclocker". I think I may have forgot to mention on the thread, but I've also managed to find an ASRock 970 Extreme3 for cheaper than either ASUS mobos. Is the ASRock 970Extreme3 a better choice?
post #40 of 43
I wouldn't say its a better board but if its roughly equal to the non-evo and less money then yes, better choice for your budget. Its specs look good. Its also a 4+1 vrm and is on the am3+ mobo chart as "recommended" and should allow decent overclocking even on a six core. I personally would prefer a higher phase count for a highly clocked six or 8 core however.
Is the samsung 30nm low-voltage ram available for you to purchase? Its great value if you're willing to overclock it. Listed specs suck but they tighten up good and clock good too.
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