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FX-6300 oc vs PH 2 oc - Starcraft 2 3v3 - user KingFatty on @AT

FX-6300 @4.8GHz, 4.5GHz and stock vs PH 2 @ 3.8GHz (2600 CPU-NB)

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Here are my results during a 3v3 replay with a big encounter with mothership cloaking a bunch of battlecruisers and other units killing each other (all 3 races represented in the 6 armies). I paid $119 to replace my old Phenom II with an FX-6300.

I overclocked the phenom to 3.8 GHz, and overclocked its CPU-NB to 2.6 GHz. It was about maxed out.

But just the stock default settings of the FX-6300 were able to pretty much match the heavily overclocked Phenom II. As I overclocked the FX-6300 it just walked away from the Phenom II.

So I'd say if you play a CPU intensive game like Starcraft 2, and you already have a motherboard that has a Phenom II, then it's a deal to improve the performance. I mean you can see how my framerate was hovering around 45 with the phenom, but the FX-6300 was up in the 70s. I'm quite pleased. But my motherboard could just swap the chips (it's an Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3). Keep in mind my motherboard is *NOT* listed as supporting AM3+; it's listed as just an AM3 board. However, the FX chips work fine, after putting the most recent 3030 beta BIOS.
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The visheras perform well. So mych BS flying all over this forum about the visheras, fx in general.
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I'm running a AM2+ Phenom II 940 @ 3.5 ghz and trying to justify upgrading to a 8350 myself. I did just order a Asus 7850 video card to replace my agging 4870x2 that still plays games great, but draws tons of power when loaded.

Going to install the new video card when it gets here and see what I'm going to do after that.

I did install the new Tomb Raider that was free with the Asus card and running it on my current rig on high gets me 47 FPS ave. Not sure that its a demanding game, but I'm liking it.
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I'm running a AM2+ Phenom II 940 @ 3.5 ghz and trying to justify upgrading to a 8350 myself. I did just order a Asus 7850 video card to replace my agging 4870x2 that still plays games great, but draws tons of power when loaded.

Going to install the new video card when it gets here and see what I'm going to do after that.

I did install the new Tomb Raider that was free with the Asus card and running it on my current rig on high gets me 47 FPS ave. Not sure that its a demanding game, but I'm liking it.

the 8350 is a great upgrade compared to what you have however you would need a newboard.. the 900 chipset should carry over to steamroller as well so leaves you room to upgrade later
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the 8350 is a great upgrade compared to what you have however you would need a newboard.. the 900 chipset should carry over to steamroller as well so leaves you room to upgrade later

Yeah I wish I could just buy a new processor and drop it in, but not going to work with my old AM2+ Asus MB and DDR2 memory.

Looking at the 990FXA-UD7 MB and 16 gb's of 2133 mhz DDR3.
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Yeah I wish I could just buy a new processor and drop it in, but not going to work with my old AM2+ Asus MB and DDR2 memory.

Looking at the 990FXA-UD7 MB and 16 gb's of 2133 mhz DDR3.

that would be an awesome upgrade then
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I'm running a AM2+ Phenom II 940 @ 3.5 ghz and trying to justify upgrading to a 8350 myself. I did just order a Asus 7850 video card to replace my agging 4870x2 that still plays games great, but draws tons of power when loaded.

Going to install the new video card when it gets here and see what I'm going to do after that.

I did install the new Tomb Raider that was free with the Asus card and running it on my current rig on high gets me 47 FPS ave. Not sure that its a demanding game, but I'm liking it.

I upped from a 4870x2 (well, 2x 4870 is xfire) toa 6950 and the 940 is move than plenty to feed it (runs about 80% in BF3). I think the 6950 and 7850 are about on par? Enjoy gaming with your 7850 first, as I doubt the CPU will justify the outlay required.
 
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