Originally Posted by Artikbot
I see everyone saying Vishera should die, look at my Phenom and go... 'S'obay buddy, you're doing well'.
My Athlon II X3 445 keeps on asking me when it's time to take a rest. I really can't wait to retire this chip.
Originally Posted by ebduncan
I'd take the I3 any day of the week over the FX cpu. OC it to 4.5ghz and have better performance in 95% of tasks/games. Anyone that buys a FX cpu new, should be given the darwin award. At some point fanboyism needs to stop and rational thought needs to occur. I mean double the single thread score...
I'd take the i3 at stock even, it gains a lot of benefits with Windows 10 in terms of system responsiveness. In my country, though, the argument between taking a 6350 over an i3-6300 doesn't even take place, because the Intel platform works out cheaper here. I wish our currency wasn't so crap though...
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn
- NVMe support appears to be non-existent. There are a few new motherboards claiming to support it, but I'm skeptical that they really work. I'd stick with AHCI with AM3+ because I don't trust such a new standard on such an old platform. Given that more and more SSDs will be supporting NVMe, this really puts a damper on the futureproofiness of AM3+.
A colleague of mine got one in for testing. NVME drives work and boot just fine. I think that was a new 990FX board, not sure about the 970 ones with NVME capability.
Originally Posted by Smanci
I'd like to see the i3 tested with faster sticks. Price difference between 2133Mhz and 3000Mhz is currently almost negligible so that'd be a completely relevant thing to do.
Doesn't that require a Z170 board to test those differences? In that case, you might as well not waste the money on it. Just buy a real quad-core chip instead and overclock that. Maybe even get one of those snazzy Microcenter bundles you Americans keep boasting about.
Originally Posted by sumitlian
At max/enthusiast settings in Crysis 1/Warhead, My 1150/1500 280X with 4.7GHz 8350 + 2x4GB 2400 9-10-9-1T gave no more than ~24-28 fps in later levels, GPU usage was within 50%, So was in Skyrim with ~20 or more NPCs.
Also NFS Shift 2 Unleashed never ran above 30-35fps in races at night.
My current 3.5GHz i3 almost doubled the fps in Crysis/Skyrim, except in Shift 2 where fps improvements was only ~30% (~45 fps).
AMD's driver overhead issues would have also played into this though. It will be interesting to see how FX systems run with the RX 480. It would be nice to see them perform significantly better.
Edited by CataclysmZA - 6/18/16 at 2:34pm