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id keep the 7870 and give that cpu some oc to keep up with it

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or get this CPU sorry cold not be buggered to look on ocuk http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_345&products_id=26649&zenid=5fe0b6a05222b60d18de0de415f09712


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This is to pair with a chip on my other thread wink.gif I play at 1080P (1920x1080) and I run games such as Assassins Creed, Crysis (just because I have the game), and ARMA series. The other games I run are not demanding and are fine. Mainly those ones.
I have to be picky, I can't stand blue colour scheme motherboards and PCBs frown.gif the board just looks cheap and a down grade from what I used to have.

by hook or by crook . . . get that i5. just played C3 yesterday with my i7 @ 4.5GHz HT(basically an i5) off maxed paired with a 290 using 1080.
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The intel cpus will be better in those games.maybe not that much but yes a bit better
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Just to cross reference my other thread wink.gif would a FX/PHII part bottleneck or hold up an R9 280X or dual HD 7870s as bad as my Athlon 760K (@4.6Ghz) would?
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Just to cross reference my other thread wink.gif would a FX/PHII part bottleneck or hold up an R9 280X or dual HD 7870s as bad as my Athlon 760K (@4.6Ghz) would?

PHII X 6 at 4GHz will not bottleneck a 280X, so will the FX 8300 oc'ed. a couple of 7870s will be bottlenecked by a thuban even at 4GHz but a FX 8300 at higher clocks like 4.5 and above will hold up better.
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Just to cross reference my other thread wink.gif would a FX/PHII part bottleneck or hold up an R9 280X or dual HD 7870s as bad as my Athlon 760K (@4.6Ghz) would?
a 4ghz fx 8320 should be fine with a 760gtx sli.(which is a bit better than the hd 7870 in raw power)
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So that should drive a GPU for 1080P gaming quite easily? This 8320 is looking more and more suitable choice

Thanks again thumb.gif
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So that should drive a GPU for 1080P gaming quite easily? This 8320 is looking more and more suitable choice

Thanks again thumb.gif
yes but remember there are games where the fx has lower minimum fps than the intel counterpart(but yeah if the trends continues to multithread-support things will be different)
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yes but remember there are games where the fx has lower minimum fps than the intel counterpart(but yeah if the trends continues to multithread-support things will be different)

Thanks thumb.gif Yeah it's the minimum FPS I am concerned about. I always know Intel will have stronger core performance but I think "adequate" is what I am looking for. I honestly don't mind what FPS I get as long as it keeps over 30 I am happy. Hopefully multi-threading support will advance, it should do considering the XBOX and PS4 or whatever it's called.

Think that's why I am looking towards cross-firing 7870 or a single 280X, it should be sufficient for, well, ever, unless I upgrade my monitor.
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