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So, I'm considering of upgrading my current cpu. Running a fx 6300 at 4.5ghz. Along with a pair of gigabyte 7950 in crossfire. I'm thinking of jumping into the FX8350 before the holidays kick my butt! As of right now, I consider my performance to be pretty fantastic. I usually keep my games locked in 60fps. Now, I know I probably bottleneck my crossfire set up here and there. The last benchmark I ran off hand was the one included in Tomb Raider. If I recall correctly I believed with the game maxed out, 1080p. I averaged about 85fps. Which by my personal standard, is really great. (not sure if my CPU is holding me back there or not)

The main reason I'm considering upgrading is to keep myself well and good into the next couple years (going back to school puts a hamper on future upgrades) You guys reckon I will see an improvement or will those extra cores do little for me?
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Originally Posted by bturner45 View Post

So, I'm considering of upgrading my current cpu. Running a fx 6300 at 4.5ghz. Along with a pair of gigabyte 7950 in crossfire. I'm thinking of jumping into the FX8350 before the holidays kick my butt! As of right now, I consider my performance to be pretty fantastic. I usually keep my games locked in 60fps. Now, I know I probably bottleneck my crossfire set up here and there. The last benchmark I ran off hand was the one included in Tomb Raider. If I recall correctly I believed with the game maxed out, 1080p. I averaged about 85fps. Which by my personal standard, is really great. (not sure if my CPU is holding me back there or not)

The main reason I'm considering upgrading is to keep myself well and good into the next couple years (going back to school puts a hamper on future upgrades) You guys reckon I will see an improvement or will those extra cores do little for me?

The CPU does not bottleneck your crossfire
I had crossfire fx4300 nothing about it bottlenecked my cards performance.
What the cpu DID do was not allow me to maximize total FPS on games that utlize CPU, such as battlefield games. So an intel chip can give you almost 10fps higher, but thats not a "bottleneck" its just a system limit because of technology of AMD side/or game optmization.

In general you are fine,
but because you stated about the future, 8 core would be good just because developers will soon utlize 8 cores"" oposed to 6 3m/3c.
I got a 8320 because its 50 bucks cheaper, I did not plan to hit 5.0 OC, and I am happy with 5.6OC currently, pretty good for 50 bucks cheaper with same specs just diffrient bin quality (bin quality is just how efficent a chip is to overclock using less voltage) but this only matters for serious overclockers!

Hope this helps.
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I never think it's a bad idea to upgrade to more CPU horsepower especially if you're running dual video cards. Make sure you've got a beefy motherboard though with 8+2 phase because a 8300 sucks down a lot of juice.
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The CPU does not bottleneck your crossfire
I had crossfire fx4300 nothing about it bottlenecked my cards performance.
What the cpu DID do was not allow me to maximize total FPS on games that utlize CPU, such as battlefield games. So an intel chip can give you almost 10fps higher, but thats not a "bottleneck" its just a system limit because of technology of AMD side/or game optmization.

In general you are fine,
but because you stated about the future, 8 core would be good just because developers will soon utlize 8 cores"" oposed to 6 3m/3c.
I got a 8320 because its 50 bucks cheaper, I did not plan to hit 5.0 OC, and I am happy with 5.6OC currently, pretty good for 50 bucks cheaper with same specs just diffrient bin quality (bin quality is just how efficent a chip is to overclock using less voltage) but this only matters for serious overclockers!

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the info! Battlefield and crysis 3 were the only games I noticed a real fps drop. Mind you, not that bad in battlefield cause I vsync at 60. I feel like if I was aiming for the 80-120 area, I would be having some real problems. Now Crysis 3 on the other hand. Hahahah. That game is a douche, a real douche.

As for motherboard, I'm running a asus 990fx sabertooth. Don't think I'll have much trouble running the 8350 in that.
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Originally Posted by bturner45 View Post

Thanks for the info! Battlefield and crysis 3 were the only games I noticed a real fps drop. Mind you, not that bad in battlefield cause I vsync at 60. I feel like if I was aiming for the 80-120 area, I would be having some real problems. Now Crysis 3 on the other hand. Hahahah. That game is a douche, a real douche.

As for motherboard, I'm running a asus 990fx sabertooth. Don't think I'll have much trouble running the 8350 in that.

Exactly my point, those are CPU intensive games!, BF4 "recommended" is fx6300 so you could only imagine that 83xx is going to be a new standard!
Hope I helped you out!
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Exactly my point, those are CPU intensive games!, BF4 "recommended" is fx6300 so you could only imagine that 83xx is going to be a new standard!
Hope I helped you out!

For sure. Just sent rep your way. Probably gonna order it next week. Then *sigh* Christmas....shopping.....poop.....
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