Thanks for the input so far guys.
Originally Posted by Durquavian
I went from a 965BE to FX 8350 and it was a huge increase going from 4.0Ghz to 4.84Ghz.. Poor thing is a Candy Crush Saga machine. Think it prays daily for a mercy killing.
There is no justice. After all that good work it did for you....... Seriously though, You went from a four core four thread, to a four module 8 thread processor with an 800mhz increase. I would expect the difference to be substantial. Glad you are pleased with it too.
What I am wondering is whether I will have to hunt to find the difference, which will be a bit of a downer if I spend out on a new board and chip.
Originally Posted by The Pook
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.
This is kind of what I am worried about although I take on board your other point about having something to "Geek-tweek" Sorry Pook have you got a 8320 or 50 now?
I would be looking at one of those not a 6xxx series.
On the other hand I have seen a few members with thuban x6's @ 4.4ghz plus. If any of you are on the crosshair iv and would like to share your settings to point me in the direction of improvement I would be grateful.
Still don't know what to do......