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i3 3220 or FX 6100

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Which processor is better for gaming?

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post #2 of 26
A little off topic: Go for FX6300 if possible. Here is a side by side of the FX6300 and the i3 3220

Back to the topic: Click here and here to find threads discussing exactly this issue .

Do you intend to overclock?
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post #3 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mve1907 View Post

A little off topic: Go for FX6300 if possible. Here is a side by side of the FX6300 and the i3 3220

Back to the topic: Click here and here to find threads discussing exactly this issue .

Do you intend to overclock?

FX 6300 is not available in india.

Also is FX 8150 good for games. Does it allow overclocking.
post #4 of 26
if your not getting Vishera then don't bother with AMD, get the i3 3220.
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the whole FX series allows for easy overclocking by simply increasing the multiplier, a lot of information on the subject in the AMD subforum

The Intel CPUs only allow for easy "multiplier overclocking" if they have a "K" after their name, so if you are a first timer please buy one with a K. The Intel subforum is here

Did you even read the thread that I linked for you on i3 3220 vs fx 6100? it has the answer to your question. Regarding the fx 8150 vs the i3 3220 find a comparison here but for a very similar price you can get the i5 3570k or the i5 2500k so don't bother looking at the 8150.
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Out of those two..I'd pick the AMD.
More real cores (if you play cpu-intensive games)
even though it's only 1 more arrowheadsmiley.png
 
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post #7 of 26
stock settings, the i3 3220 wins.
overclocked, the FX6100 wins, but you'll need to spend a bit more cash for a good motherboard and cooling.
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

stock settings, the i3 3220 wins.
overclocked, the FX6100 wins, but you'll need to spend a bit more cash for a good motherboard and cooling.

this

i'd spend probably $20-40 more on a good motherboard that has vrms
www.overclock.net/t/943109/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-125w-tdp-processors/0_100

then another $20-40 for a good HSF
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post #9 of 26
Is this about winning or losing or about helping someone pick an appropriate CPU,
that will fit his situation, cost, availability.
You may win the battle but lose the war.

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I am getteng the MSI 970A-G46 which has VRMS.
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