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i'm mostly an MMO player, with some single player games thrown in there from time to time.

with the way game development is going, taking advantage of more cpu cores and easier optimization with mantle, i'm really tempted to build an AMD rig.

with the way things are going with amd and mantle...will it be worth it to switch over to amd from an intel/nvidia rig?
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I vote yes. And the money you save over Intel/nVidia can be used to get a monster Radeon GPU smile.gif
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i was planning on a 280x crossfire or 290x...but i dunno whether to go am3+ or get a fm2+ board and a filler cpu until kaveri comes out....

am3+ boards don't have pci-e 3.0, will that be a significant difference in performance in the near future?
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I'd go with a single more powerful GPU...less glitchy in general.

As for going AM3+ or FM2+, I don't know. If your current rig isn't toooooo slow, waiting might be good (DDR4 will be coming too). If I needed something now, I'd go all-out on an AM3+ platform and be content for a long time.
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Crossfire is terrible, stay away from it.
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Played alot of MMO's and all seem to like high CPU speed.
Graphic cards dont matter much if they are Nvidia or AMD.
Intel processors always seem to run better in MMO's then a AMD processor, i think because of a higher IPC

A FX-6300 or FX-8320 @ 4,6ghz or higher isnt bad for the money though ( i got a FX-6300 to) but intels at the same speed perform better in MMO's though IMO (compared to 2500K, 2600K)

(played and noticed this with TERA ONLINE, GW2, Aion, WoW)
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However, future games will begin to be optimized for more cores, and this is where AMD excels.
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Modern day popular MMO's won't use all the cores of AMD. Intel with higher IPC can sometimes double fps vs AMD in largely single threaded games like WoW. Going from an FX 8120 to a 3570K was like night and day for me. Gfx card doesn't matter as much & MMO's usually like a strong single card vs multi.
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intel/nvidia usually do much better in mmos.
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I will say Intel for MMOs. I play WOW and I switch from an AMD FX-8320 @ 4.5ghz to an Intel i5 4670k @ 4.5ghz. The Intel is better. I got alot of lag on 25 man raids with the 8320 and I virtually get no lag with the 4670k.
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