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Poll Results: Phenom II X4 965 vs the FX series

 
  • 83% (41)
    Phenom II X4 965
  • 4% (2)
    FX-4130
  • 12% (6)
    FX-6100
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post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by Fanman43 View Post

I play BF3 with my GeForce GTX 550TI. 67 FPS on ultra..

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OP I would try for an FX6300 but if its just between the 3 in the poll at the top then the Phenom
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post #12 of 34

To answer the question, simply, yes it is.

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post #13 of 34
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http://valid.canardpc.com/2735072

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

That's my AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE. pretty easy and fun to OC. Worth the money. Not the best. but sure as hell aint the worst. I play BF3 with my GeForce GTX 550TI. 67 FPS on ultra. I'd say it's nothing to cough at. If you have money for something better. by all means.... GET IT! but if money is something you're worried about. I would Recommend the 965 and OC it. I love this CPU.

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At what resolution....? The 550ti doesn't stand a snowball's chance against BF3
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At what resolution....? The 550ti doesn't stand a snowball's chance against BF3

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post #15 of 34
My best friend is still using a first generation Phenom II 940, the one that was AM2+ and with a GTX 660 he runs all his games with no issues at all.
post #16 of 34
I think people need to be more clear when stating how their rig performs in games. Mainly resolution and minimum frame rate. The majority will agree that it's 60 fps minimum for PC gaming.
post #17 of 34
I am running Tomb Raider at maxed everything 1920x1080 on my TV and it's as smooth as butter. Feels just like I'm playing a PS4 wink.gif It really depends on the videocard you have, so splurge on that and keep the proc at a decent price point... say 100-150$.
 
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post #18 of 34
Still rocking a Phenom ii 940 BE @ 3.6 only a few games max out my cpu like Crysis 3 beta ( not played the full game)

Tomb raider runs 60+ full whack TressFX off and FXAA on.

Battlefield 3 maxed some small frame drops like down to the mid 30's on Large conquest matches i think that's my cpu bottleneck.
post #19 of 34
My vote is for the Phenom II 965 unless your friend is able to get an FX 6300.
post #20 of 34
The phenom II CPU would be my choice over the others in the Poll.

The FX 6300 would be my choice for an AMD gaming PC. It is just a superb CPU.
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