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My family member has 760G-motherboard, and he needs a new budget CPU to replace his old Phenom X3 455. He's mainly playing Rome 2 and World of Tanks, which only supports one thread so single core performance is pretty essential too. I know that Intels have a much better single core performance, but the budget is only around 150 euros.

FX-6300 seems to be supported by his motherboard, but FX-6350 is not on the list. I found it odd that 6350 is not supported because I thought they were the same chip. The latter is a bit more powerful so I was wondering if it would actually work and the list is just outdated?

If it really doesn't work can I OC the 6300 to match the 6350's speed of 3.9GHz with stock cooler? I'm not sure if that board even has multiplier overclocking. His mobo is Asus M5A78-M.

Should I consider some other CPU alternative?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
post #2 of 25
You could go intel with that budget...brand new motherboard and a Celeron even a Pentium biggrin.gif

That motherboard doesnt support the 6350 because it has a 125w TDP. So overclocking the fx-6300 is pretty much out of question. Also that chipset is far from ideal to overclock a vishera.


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Yeah, the CPU might even throttle at full load at stock speeds. I think you'd be better off with a 4100 with a decent overclock on it...even the 4350 should be in a 125w socket.
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post #4 of 25
FX-4300 > FX-4100... If single-threaded performance is important like the TC mentioned, Zambezi is definitely out of the question. Might as well go with the FX-4300.
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Originally Posted by NaroonGTX View Post

FX-4300 > FX-4100... If single-threaded performance is important like the TC mentioned, Zambezi is definitely out of the question. Might as well go with the FX-4300.


OOOPS

I meant to say get the 4300 as well...4100 was a typo. The 4350 does actually call for a 125 watt socket, though. I have a feeling it would be fine in a 95w socket, but I have not tried it personally.
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Should I consider some other CPU alternative?.

I wasn't kidding when i suggested Intel...Pentium G3430 and an ASUS H81-PLUS fit the budget, and have decent IPC, you would need to clock the FX-4300 a lot to get the same kind of single thread performance.Sure enough the FX-4300 would beat it in multi threading but for that kind of games and browsing the web it should do just fine plus you probably could get away even with the integrated graphics.
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I wasn't kidding when i suggested Intel...Pentium G3430 and an ASUS H81-PLUS fit the budget, and have decent IPC, you would need to clock the FX-4300 a lot to get the same kind of single thread performance.Sure enough the FX-4300 would beat it in multi threading but for that kind of games and browsing the web it should do just fine plus you probably could get away even with the integrated graphics.
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If the game only use one thread why should it need more than that?
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I wasn't kidding when i suggested Intel...Pentium G3430

Pentium G3430 is a 3.3GHz dual core. It may have a little bit better IPC but it will be out performed by a 4+ GHz Vishera core because the higher clock speed more than offsets any small IPC deficiency. That Pentium may be a Haswell core, but you have to remember it is a neutered Haswell, wont get full IPC that you see in Haswell reviews. So overall at the same clock speed it may be 15% or so faster than a Vishera quad core, but an FX-4350 is already running 25% faster.
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post #10 of 25
I'm not so sure about the 15% difference in IPC....but anyways you cant build either of those seups with a 150$ budget! With the motherboard he has he can't overclock a fx-4300 let alone the 4350! You do the math and get a better solution within budget wink.gif
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