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Poll Results: 6800k vs 2gb 550 ti vs other(listed)

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  • 66% of voters (6)
    Stick with what you have, upgrade video cards ASAP
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  • 33% of voters (3)
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post #1 of 17
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I currently own a 1045t @ 3.4ghz, paired with a EVGA 2gb 550 ti. I was considering selling my Cpu, Video card, Ram, and motherboard. I would like to upgrade to some better ram, the Asrock FM2 Extreme6 motherboard and the 6800k. Eventually, a better heatsink. Would this be a smart move? I can't find many benchmarks comparing my aging card and this new APU. It will be used for gaming at 1080p
    
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post #2 of 17
The 550ti is faster and you will be downgrading your cpu aswell.
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post #3 of 17
No, the 6800 might score a little higher in some benchmarks but the performance difference would not be that high. For video the 550Ti is actually more powerful that the integrated of the APU. Depending on the motherboard you have you could upgrade your current CPU to an FX 4300 or 4350 and actually get a littler better performance than going with the 6800.
post #4 of 17
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Not really too worried about the cpu part, just looking for more frames on the low. Thanks guys! Will start saving for a powersupply/7950
    
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post #5 of 17
I agree with the upgrade the video card but depending on your game style you might not need to spend that much. A 7850 1 gig would be a huge upgrade for you and at 1080 gives solid game performance. The 2 gig model is only a little more but I would hold off and skip up to the 7870 at that point. If you want to stay the NVidia side of the tracks then the GTX 650 Ti Boost or the GTX 660.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by M0HNKE View Post

I currently own a 1045t @ 3.4ghz, paired with a EVGA 2gb 550 ti. I was considering selling my Cpu, Video card, Ram, and motherboard. I would like to upgrade to some better ram, the Asrock FM2 Extreme6 motherboard and the 6800k. Eventually, a better heatsink. Would this be a smart move? I can't find many benchmarks comparing my aging card and this new APU. It will be used for gaming at 1080p

I wouldn't do it for two reasons:
*the 1045T is a real 6core CPU with 6MB L3 cache and another 3MB of L2 cache - games like cache. The 6800K is a twin module pseudo-4core CPU with no L3 cache, albeit at higher clock speed. In games I can't think of any way the 6800K would be faster than the Phenom II.
*the 550Ti is pretty good for 1080p, but not that good.

My advice: get a faster GPU. Put 8GB of RAM on the Phenom (speed doesn't really matter over DDR3-1333) for faster load times and less swapping. A 150$ 7850 should be plenty fast @1080p. My 5850 trips only in Crysis3 @1080p and full details, the 7850 is faster. If you have the cash a 7950/660Ti would be even better.
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post #7 of 17
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I wouldn't do it for two reasons:
*the 1045T is a real 6core CPU with 6MB L3 cache and another 3MB of L2 cache - games like cache. The 6800K is a twin module pseudo-4core CPU with no L3 cache, albeit at higher clock speed. In games I can't think of any way the 6800K would be faster than the Phenom II.
*the 550Ti is pretty good for 1080p, but not that good.

My advice: get a faster GPU. Put 8GB of RAM on the Phenom (speed doesn't really matter over DDR3-1333) for faster load times and less swapping. A 150$ 7850 should be plenty fast @1080p. My 5850 trips only in Crysis3 @1080p and full details, the 7850 is faster. If you have the cash a 7950/660Ti would be even better.

I already have 8gb of ram, I just forgot to list it. It's also at 1600 mhz. I was caught between a 7850 (2gb) + a 64/80 gb SSD for Os, or keep my current hard drive setup and go big for a 7950.
    
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post #8 of 17
Any Richland APU in comparison would be a downgrade. The A10-6800k performs a little better, and mostly on par with a discrete HD 6670. So if you look up benchmarks, you kinda get the idea of what your 550 Ti offers over the APU. Plus six cores with L3 puts your current rig at a huge advantage over any APU. Stick to what you got, its going to take a couple of generations in APU's for it to be worth switching.
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post #9 of 17
Keep your Thuban, and see if you can squeeze a little more out of it. A 1045T should be good for 3.7 to 3.8 GHz without too much difficulty. Every little bit counts with gaming on a Phenom II, especially if you plan on mating it to a 7950.
     
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post #10 of 17
If the choice is between the 7850 + SSD and a 7950, then it's even harder.

Normally I'd say to go for an SSD, but the 64/80GB might be insufficient. Mind I started with a 40GB Intel x40-V in 2010 and I can say that an SSD is just amazing - everything is faster and all the rigs I've used with SSD have a snappiness unequaled by HDD-based rigs. Still, 80GB is a bit low because Win at start will only take some 15GB, after a short while it's going to bloat towards 20GB. Then you have the hibernate.sys file that equals the RAM, so 8GB. I disable pagefile, but some don't; if you keep it it's another couple GB. The second disadvantage of the small SSDs is their cost /GB - there are offers pretty fast SSDs like the 240GB Corsair Force3 @ 120-150$

My take would be to get a big fast SSD first and then when the budget allows to change the GPU for a 3GB 7950. It looks like newer games will take quite a bit of space due to better textures and GPU might soon benefit from much more VRAM due to the 8GB supported by the consoles, so a good plan might be to get a GPU with as much RAM as possible.
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