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I just upgraded to a 7970 from a 6870 with an FX4100 and 8 gigs of ram. I believe I am experiencing bottlenecking. What AMD cpu do you recommend? I want to stay in the FX4100 price range.
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FX6300. Not much more expensive and a lot faster.
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nothing in the fx-range will give decent single threaded performance, nothing on am3 boards either. If thats what you are looking for, go 3570k
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nothing in the fx-range will give decent single threaded performance, nothing on am3 boards either. If thats what you are looking for, go 3570k
Considering he ALREADY has a AM3 board it's quite nasty of you to recommend the jump to 3570k
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Considering he ALREADY has a AM3 board it's quite nasty of you to recommend the jump to 3570k

Agreed I would look at and consider buying the 6300 (it's a nice CPU, I have one!).
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Sounds good guys. 6300 it is!
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Well, it depends.

What do you hope to gain from going from 4 weak cores to 6 weak cores? If its a bottleneck in games you are trying to fix, you likely wont see much of an improvement at all.

It's no secret that bulldozer and vishera dont compete in games that are reliant on CPU performance and are not heavily threaded - see Skyrim, Starcraft 2 where overclocked ivy bridge beats overclocked vishera, 4 core 6 or 8, by margins as much as 40-60%.
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The problem is he would have to pay 300+ for a 3770 and 150ish for a mobo to upgrade. Or he could spend 130 and sell his 4100:)

Yeah its been established that Intel wins in performance in almost every scenario but sometimes its just out of reach for those on a budget.

6300 is nice, go for it.
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The Vishera chips are better Don't downgrade to an old phenom ii

FX6300 is a good choice. Run it @ 4.5-5ghz thumb.gif
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Well, it depends.

What do you hope to gain from going from 4 weak cores to 6 weak cores? If its a bottleneck in games you are trying to fix, you likely wont see much of an improvement at all.

It's no secret that bulldozer and vishera dont compete in games that are reliant on CPU performance and are not heavily threaded - see Skyrim, Starcraft 2 where overclocked ivy bridge beats overclocked vishera, 4 core 6 or 8, by margins as much as 40-60%.

It is a well known fact that both Skyrim and SC 2 are dominated by Intel. But this is not true for all games.
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