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I'm considering going in for the FX6300 as that is the only chip which is worth it right now in the Indian market. The only quad core available here is the FX4100 which I'm not up for taking. Will a hexa core benefit me in games over a quad? I will be overclocking it too. How much of an increase in fps will i notice once i get the FX6300 over my present chip? My primary concern is gaming. Please do help.
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Go with the FX6300, it overclocks well and definatly a decent upgrade over what you have now. as to improvments in games yeah i expect there wil be an improvment but i cant say how much.
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You'd be much better off with a 6300 vs the 4100. Better CPU architecture (Piledriver vs Bulldozer) and more cores.
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I'm considering going in for the FX6300 as that is the only chip which is worth it right now in the Indian market. The only quad core available here is the FX4100 which I'm not up for taking. Will a hexa core benefit me in games over a quad? I will be overclocking it too. How much of an increase in fps will i notice once i get the FX6300 over my present chip? My primary concern is gaming. Please do help.
A hexacore would definitely help u in gaming since we already saw how crysis 3 worked...and if that's an indication then amd might see some good times..as for overclocking, go for it..just don't skimp on the motherboard...PM me if u need any help regarding oc or getting a right motherboard (since I don't always stay online to check threads)
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In the games that can make use of four cores, at least you'll have two more left over to run anything in the background like fraps, streaming program(s), antivirus and such tongue.gif

 

I went hexa-core from a similar CPU (Athlon 240) and it was a pretty significant performance increase in most games.
 

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In the games that can make use of four cores, at least you'll have two more left over to run anything in the background like fraps, streaming program(s), antivirus and such tongue.gif

I went hexa-core from a similar CPU (Athlon 240) and it was a pretty significant performance increase in most games.

 

Like around 15fps or so? Thanks to all for replying. As of now i see only the FX6300 as a viable option smile.gif
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In the games that can make use of four cores, at least you'll have two more left over to run anything in the background like fraps, streaming program(s), antivirus and such tongue.gif

I went hexa-core from a similar CPU (Athlon 240) and it was a pretty significant performance increase in most games.

 

Like around 15fps or so? Thanks to all for replying. As of now i see only the FX6300 as a viable option smile.gif

It all depends on the game, whether it can take advantage of 6 cores or not, but having two extra cores for handling background tasks is always a good thing. Also, given that the FX-6300 only has 3 floating point units, in games that also rely on the FPU, even if they only take advantage of traditional quad cores, you'll see a considerable boost over the FX-4100, not to mention that the FX-4100 is from the Bulldozer architecture and performs worse in games because of that alone, for Piledriver AMD increased the size of a certain buffer that they found out helps in games, among other improvements, including more power efficiency.

In the end how many fps you gain is dependant on the game and on how much of a bottleneck your current CPU is to your GPU. All I can say in general is that at best the full potential of your GPU will be unleashed, that may be less than 15 fps or much more, it all depends on the game. I remember a few years back when Tom's Hardware benchmarked a few older dual cores like the AMD Athlon X2 3800+ and by overclocking it a bit they unleashed the power of the GPU they were testing it with and the boost was almost double the framerates.
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It all depends on the game, whether it can take advantage of 6 cores or not, but having two extra cores for handling background tasks is always a good thing. Also, given that the FX-6300 only has 3 floating point units, in games that also rely on the FPU, even if they only take advantage of traditional quad cores, you'll see a considerable boost over the FX-4100, not to mention that the FX-4100 is from the Bulldozer architecture and performs worse in games because of that alone, for Piledriver AMD increased the size of a certain buffer that they found out helps in games, among other improvements, including more power efficiency.

In the end how many fps you gain is dependant on the game and on how much of a bottleneck your current CPU is to your GPU. All I can say in general is that at best the full potential of your GPU will be unleashed, that may be less than 15 fps or much more, it all depends on the game. I remember a few years back when Tom's Hardware benchmarked a few older dual cores like the AMD Athlon X2 3800+ and by overclocking it a bit they unleashed the power of the GPU they were testing it with and the boost was almost double the framerates.

Thanks. Interesting read smile.gif
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In the games that can make use of four cores, at least you'll have two more left over to run anything in the background like fraps, streaming program(s), antivirus and such tongue.gif

I went hexa-core from a similar CPU (Athlon 240) and it was a pretty significant performance increase in most games.

 

Like around 15fps or so? Thanks to all for replying. As of now i see only the FX6300 as a viable option smile.gif

It all depends on the game, whether it can take advantage of 6 cores or not, but having two extra cores for handling background tasks is always a good thing. Also, given that the FX-6300 only has 3 floating point units, in games that also rely on the FPU, even if they only take advantage of traditional quad cores, you'll see a considerable boost over the FX-4100, not to mention that the FX-4100 is from the Bulldozer architecture and performs worse in games because of that alone, for Piledriver AMD increased the size of a certain buffer that they found out helps in games, among other improvements, including more power efficiency.

In the end how many fps you gain is dependant on the game and on how much of a bottleneck your current CPU is to your GPU. All I can say in general is that at best the full potential of your GPU will be unleashed, that may be less than 15 fps or much more, it all depends on the game. I remember a few years back when Tom's Hardware benchmarked a few older dual cores like the AMD Athlon X2 3800+ and by overclocking it a bit they unleashed the power of the GPU they were testing it with and the boost was almost double the framerates.
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hello Jason,
should be good, lower voltages and will have L3 cache which is about 1/4 improvement than a cpu with only l2 like the athlon. the fx's are a bit weaker than the phenom's, but they use a lot less voltage.
    
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