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Thanks. Interesting read smile.gif

You're welcome!

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Can u link me? In PM if third party links are not allowed?

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Sure, here it is, the benchmarks start on this page: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/agp-radeon-overclocking,2395-4.html

Pay special attention to the HD 3850, which is the card in those charts that gains the most, followed by the HD 4650. As you can see, overclocking the socket 939 Athlon X2 3800+ from 2 Ghz to 2.6 Ghz unleashes the potential of the GPUs, resulting in major gains. In the article they actually used an AM2 Athlon X2 4200+ (2.2 Ghz) to overclock to 2.6 Ghz because they thought it would be easier to reach 2.6 on stock voltage (which they accomplished) than with the X2 3800+. There is also the fact that they used DDR with the Athlon X2 3800+ and DDR2 with the Athlon X2 4200+, so some fps differences will also come from that, but you can say the same thing about being able to overclock DDR3 with Piledriver vs Bulldozer nowadays, the higher DDR3 speeds help with minimum framerates.

As I said, this is just a demonstration of what happens when the GPU doesn't have to be waiting for the CPU to do its part of the task, from which you can extract a few general principles; by how much fps will improve in a particular case will always depend on multiple factors, like the specific CPU, GPU, what kind of overclocks we are talking about, and finally what type of game.
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/27/13 at 11:27am
 
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Usually my GPU is more or less always at 100% usage during games. I run my chip at 4Ghz. Would be glad to upload a few cpu benchmarks for you guys to judge. smile.gif
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The game engines designed for next gen multicore consoles should benefit much more from extra cores. Crysis 3 is the best case example, ATM.
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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.

I don't think it will benefit you too much having additional cores for gaming now, but it definitely WILL in the future. Its clear with games like Battlefield 3 that that industry is moving towards multi-threaded gaming. Either way it doesn't matter much in your case because the 6300 is way better than the 4100 anyway. In all aspects smile.gif
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Looks like a good buy. I will be overclocking it when i get it so i can increase single core performance. As of now with my present chip, this is my single core performance.

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^ haha, umm don't expect to blow the roof off the place with single core performance from ANY Bulldozer architecture CPU. You will see great overall Cinebench scores, using all of your threads. BD architecture is all about the multi-threading. If you're looking to beat scores with single core performance (even after an OC) you will be let down.
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yep, single core bd is .99 points vs 1.19
total bd vs pd at 4ghz is 6.58 vs 6.85, man its such a huge gap.
    
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yep, single core bd is .99 points vs 1.19
total bd vs pd at 4ghz is 6.58 vs 6.85, man its such a huge gap.

Even when a PD chip is overclocked it gets .99 single core performance?
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don't know pd,
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Oh okay. That's pretty low. Games also do depend on single core performance.
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