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I went from a 965BE to FX 8350 and it was a huge increase going from 4.0Ghz to 4.84Ghz. The phenom is fine but there is substantial gain in the FX. Still have the phenom in Wife's computer, a waste really. Poor thing is a Candy Crush Saga machine. Think it prays daily for a mercy killing.
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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

Which games do you feel the 1045T@4.1GHz holding back the 7850@860MHz @ 1080p?
If you're looking for real world differences and not benchmarks, then you won't feel the difference in upgrading.

While I applaud your refusal on buying Intel, it won't make much of a difference to them if you or any other consumer for that matter don't buy their product. Their money is made off of the Xeon/Business market, not end-users like you or me.

IMO, instead of spending cash on a CPU/Mobo, get an SSD and another 7850.
Edited by eXXon - 3/6/14 at 7:09pm
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My main problem with my 1090T was single threaded stuff and I still struggle with that on my Vishera lol. Skyrim, GTA 4, etc ...

I'm glad I upgraded because I'm a geek and I like changing hardware and OCing and playing with stuff but it was a lateral move except in a few situations (a lot of Handbrake).
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Thanks for the input so far guys.
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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.

rolleyes.gif 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.

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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.

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......
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Wait skylake. 2015

this agreed

true pc upgrade isnt till skylake now
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it's your gpu that is holding you back. a thuban at 4GHz handles even a 7970. here one with a 7950 . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7325735

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1515173

maxed out the same games that my i7 at 4.5 with a 7970 did. the same exact settings at 1080. maxed C2, BF3 MP 64, BF4 MP64 and C3 at Very High and 4MSAA.

edit: just don't go overboard and get a 780 or a 290. then it will realy bottleneck.
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IMO, instead of spending cash on a CPU/Mobo, get an SSD and another 7850.

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