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AMD X6 FX-6100 vs phenom II x6 1090T

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As the title says , which one of those should I get?
Phenom is more expensive , but they offer the same number of cores and FX has higher clock speeds?
And if I go for FX , i'd have to buy a FX compatible board also? My AM3 board wont cut it?
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6100 is really a 3 core processor with AMD's version of HT, its not a true 6. It has some better instruction sets but nothing mindblowing over Thuban. It wouldn't push the 5830 you have any better as well.

in your case the 1090t is better since it will def work on the 790 chipset.

6100/6300 are really in a weird spot where they aren't worth getting over an AMD Richland setup at the price they are at

8320 is the way to go if you want SB i5 like performance, the old 8150 is similar to Nehalem.

in my opinion the 720 is really still a good gaming CPU, what you need more than anything is a 7850, that will boost more performance at the pricepoint.
    
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720 is okay , but i'd love to get more cores since I THINK (not sure) it might be bottlenecking my gpu.
Also for GTA IV which I still play , more cores would be better.
So you mentioned everything on FX , that means I need to upgrade my mobo as well right?
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720 is okay , but i'd love to get more cores since I THINK (not sure) it might be bottlenecking my gpu.
Also for GTA IV which I still play , more cores would be better.
So you mentioned everything on FX , that means I need to upgrade my mobo as well right?

you will need a new mobo to go FX, the 790 can't handle the FX power management


I would just get a 1090t,1100t in your case if you want it to be smooth. Its still a good processor

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/processors/amd-fx-6100-black-edition-1044580/review/2#articleContent
    
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1090t would be good enough performance is same as the 6300 just instruction set is not so broad
    
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there are some thubans that do not oc well into the 4GHz range. but at 4GHz the 6300 needs about 4.7GHz to match it.
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I would pick the 1090t hands down but mske sure your motherboard can handle the load when overclocking. They are power hungry but great cpus. I owned an 1100t at 4.2ghz and an fx8150 that could bench at 4.9ghz and I sold the 8150. Unless your considering an 81xx or higher I would pick the 1090 every time

You mentioned the 1090 cost more? Did you find a new one or something?
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I would pick the 1090t hands down but mske sure your motherboard can handle the load when overclocking. They are power hungry but great cpus. I owned an 1100t at 4.2ghz and an fx8150 that could bench at 4.9ghz and I sold the 8150. Unless your considering an 81xx or higher I would pick the 1090 every time

You mentioned the 1090 cost more? Did you find a new one or something?
The FX is brand new from shop , and 1090 is used.
Thanks for all the comments , I think i'll go with 1090 , unless I decide to upgrade mobo but then i'll defo go for 8350 since 6100 is not a real 6-core
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If you are dead set between a 1090T and a FX6100, go for the 1090T. I used to have a 1090T and I currently have an FX6100. The 1090T is a bit better in performance and it'll work on your motherboard. If you could swing it though I'd suggest getting a decent 970 or 990 chipset board and an FX6300.
 
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