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Currently im running a FX-6300 which is overclocked to 4.5Ghz using an h100i

i recently ditched my 7950s for a gtx 780 classy

my question is is it worth it to upgrade to a fx 8350 or 9370 or should i save my money and starting making friends with the other team?

thanks guys really struggling with this right now
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You have a pretty good AMD board, It would come down to what games you prefer to play. If you play a lot of RTS games I think you would see a difference, In any multithreaded game there would be no noticeable difference. MMO's also seem to play better on Intel chips from my experience. I cant really make a recommendation either way, maybe if you give a list of you most played games. Only in the worst coded/threaded games would you see a noticeable gain switching teams in my opinion..
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So is it worth it to upgrade to a 8350 or 9370?


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I wouldn't do either right now honestly, I'd save up until next year and see where things are then unless your pc isn't performing where you would like it to be right now, if your dead set on doing a upgrade right now and just have the upgrade bug I'd go with a 8350/8320 then OC. I was in your same boat a few weeks back and went back and forth for a week or 2. I like AMD honestly and have been using them for the past few years, I've also had plenty of Intel chips over the years also and they both have thier niches. I decided to just hold off for now and see where things are in about 6-12 months. I don't think your going to see a huge difference just adding 2 cores honestly, will you see some? yeah probably, enough to justify 200 beans? not to me no.
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Think the FX 6300 at 4.5-4.8Ghz would do well. Since you have a good cooler try hitting 4.8Ghz-4.9Ghz. thumb.gif
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Can you OC that 6300 any more? Even bad 8350s like mine can hit at least 4.6ghz.

People are reporting that BF4 is using all 8 cores and they are hitting 80% usage too.

Bioshock Infinite uses 4 cores and I hardly ever see less than 90 fps even in the largest battles. You should see about the same now.

I don't know anything about the others. An 8350 @ $199 is the most bang for your buck out there. This chart is for the 9590 but it shows the 8350 too.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-9590+Eight-Core
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Can you OC that 6300 any more? Even bad 8350s like mine can hit at least 4.6ghz.

People are reporting that BF4 is using all 8 cores and they are hitting 80% usage too.

Bioshock Infinite uses 4 cores and I hardly ever see less than 90 fps even in the largest battles. You should see about the same now.

I don't know anything about the others. An 8350 @ $199 is the most bang for your buck out there. This chart is for the 9590 but it shows the 8350 too.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-9590+Eight-Core

8350's are supposedly better binned than 8320's. Same goes for the 6300's and the 6350's. Although it's not always the same. For me it's cooling holding me back. Here's my cinebench scores as well as performance test 8.0-




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I'm going to have to get that Cinebench doodad. It looks like you are doing pretty well.
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Currently im running a FX-6300 which is overclocked to 4.5Ghz using an h100i

i recently ditched my 7950s for a gtx 780 classy

my question is is it worth it to upgrade to a fx 8350 or 9370 or should i save my money and starting making friends with the other team?

thanks guys really struggling with this right now

I just recently built my computer and before I built this one I haven't really done anything intense using computers for a long time so I am reading all these forums and trying to get back into everything. Just wanted to give a little bit of my background before I gave my opinion.

I have the fx 8350 and love it. I haven't had a chance to overclock it cause I am waiting for a new cooler and a new mobo my lan port took a crap on me 3 months and MSI pretty much told me to go eat it.

But the other thing to consider is budget. I don't know what your budget it is but you can upgrade to a 8350 for $200 or you could upgrade to an intel i5 4670k and a decent board for $322. That right there could make the choice easier.
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