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Thinking about retiring my PhenomII 955 for an FX-6350

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The 6350 is $130 on Amazon, and it looks like the Phenom II 955 black editions are selling on our favorite auction site for around $90.

The question is, will this ~$40 upgrade result in a significant performance increase with my OCed 7950? (System to be upgraded is the GAMINGEVOLVED rig in my sig)
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A few months ago,I swapped out the exactly same cpu and put in a 4350. You'll see some performance increases.
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Side grade unless you oc to 4.8ghz woukd be an upgrade...minimum a fx 8320
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/5/14 at 12:31pm
  
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yes, fx 6350 is better
in most games fx 6350 is better than 8320
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955 is probably my favorite chip to ever exist. I'd keep it. :)

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Keep biggrin.gif And just wait for a dirt-cheap 2500k-4670k + mobo on CL like I did. The 955s are good chips.
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I made the jump and ordered the 6350 and Amazon says I'll have it tomorrow.

Keep an eye on the OCN marketplace for the 955 & ASRock 870iCafe bundle!
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The results are in! A pretty substantial jump in FPS with the FX6350:



It would seem the PhenomII may have been holding back my OCed 7950 more than I thought.

EDIT: Absolutely no difference in GPU mining, as expected.
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Thanks for the post. I wanna move from my PII X6 soon enough and this helps!
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overclock to 4.4ghz
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