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Thuban@4.1ghz & 890fx upgrade to FX and 990fx - Is it really worth it??

post #1 of 17
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Hi folks,
title kind of says it really :-)

I am looking for user real life experiences if poss not just benchmarks.

Currently on crosshair iv formula and 1045t x6 @4.1ghz. looking to move up but it would mean a mobo upgrade to something like a crosshair v or sabertooth990fx.

I don't want to jump to the Intel camp really as I feel they played dirty over the years to achieve their market dominance and frankly don't deserve the custom... yessir.gif

BUT...

Is the cost justified will I see much of a performance increase and does anyone know whether the FX AM3+ line will continue or have AMD shelved it for good now?

Cheers!

rob
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Don't don't don't do it!! A 4.1Ghz Thuban is amazing smile.gif I usd to have have my 1045T up to 4.0Ghz. I bought into FX with the FX-6100 and later upgraded to my Thuban.

You'd need to go for FX-8320 territory for a sidegrade. Gaming FX does beat Thuban however AM3+ is pretty much dead.

AMD's going for their FM2+ lineups now so it would be a waste smile.gif

Thuban is still better in terms of raw IPC and single threading, unless you clock the FX higher.
post #3 of 17
This is actually something that interests me.
Subbed for the info.
My opinion is that it isn't worth either, and I can clock my Thuban up to 4.2Ghz but things can get toasty...
post #4 of 17
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This is actually something that interests me.
Subbed for the info.
My opinion is that it isn't worth either, and I can clock my Thuban up to 4.2Ghz but things can get toasty...

You'll thank the heat in the winter wink.gif
post #5 of 17
Stick with what u got. No need to upgrade. Only thing I would do is get a better GPU.
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Stick with what u got. No need to upgrade. Only thing I would do is get a better GPU.

The thing is I am not convinced my 4ghz 1045t drives my 2GB XFX HD7850 flat out as it is. Comparing my game benches for that card Thuban/990fx/AMD seems to get lower average and MinFPS in games verses the blue team from what I have seen online..

I really like my x6 I've just got that "ooh shiny" itch at the moment....

Such a bl00dy shame AMD didn't go for an 8 core thuban. That really would have shaken the mid range up and kicked Intel right where it hurts.
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Wait skylake. 2015
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The thing is I am not convinced my 4ghz 1045t drives my 2GB XFX HD7850 flat out as it is. Comparing my game benches for that card Thuban/990fx/AMD seems to get lower average and MinFPS in games verses the blue team from what I have seen online..

I really like my x6 I've just got that "ooh shiny" itch at the moment....

Such a bl00dy shame AMD didn't go for an 8 core thuban. That really would have shaken the mid range up and kicked Intel right where it hurts.

I wouldn't..i,m sure my 1090t was just as good as my FX 6300
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post #9 of 17
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The thing is I am not convinced my 4ghz 1045t drives my 2GB XFX HD7850 flat out as it is. Comparing my game benches for that card Thuban/990fx/AMD seems to get lower average and MinFPS in games verses the blue team from what I have seen online..

I really like my x6 I've just got that "ooh shiny" itch at the moment....

Such a bl00dy shame AMD didn't go for an 8 core thuban. That really would have shaken the mid range up and kicked Intel right where it hurts.

Can you overclock your thuban more? You are on water and have an amazing motherboard.
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It's a little late and I skimmed the thread but I just did a similar upgrade. 960T that unlocked to an X6 that I could run at 4.1 to a FX-8350.

In 3DMark, with the same GPU and GPU clocks, the X6 at 4.1 outperforms my 8320 at 4.5 by a few points. In the real world, the 8320 is better for gaming and Handbrake/encoding. Not to mention higher OC headroom, less power, etc.

That being said, it's not worth upgrading IMO. I'm happy with my setup but if I could do it again I'd rock my 1090T until the next round of CPUs come about.
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