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Is the fx-57 @ 3.0ghz sufficient for crysis??

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Just a concern as I plan on upgrading to penryn but would like to know if my existing rig with an 8800gtx is sufficient for a game of this stature. They adv dual and quad core support but would anyone conclude that the fx-57 would suffice with an 8800gtx or 9800gtx for when crysis does come out?....Just wanting to know whether to just add video card or just NOT wait for penryn and get a c2d....your thoughts!?


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I dont know much about fx 57, but the ea said that crysis would need an e6600 to run on high detail along with an 8800gtx.

What does an fx57 compare to?
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I dont know much about fx 57, but the ea said that crysis would need an e6600 to run on high detail along with an 8800gtx.

What does an fx57 compare to?
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You might have a problem because you are only single core, which would severely hinder your mutilthreaded preformance...i'd grab a cheap 3800 X2 off the egg for less than $100 and overclock it to about 2.8, and you should be good until penryn
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OoOoOoo good idea.....x2 3800+ not a bad idea....i found an fx-62 for about 250 on ebay lol. brand new
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The FX-62 is AM2. You would need the FX-60 to work with your board.


I actually have an FX-57 with the Asus A8N32 running in my 10 year old daughters computer (she loves it for running webkinz lol). How quickly the top hardware has changed.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103053

This is your best bet new from the egg. Its an X2 4200 (dual core 2.2 ghz). I've seen them hit 2.8 Ghz with good air cooling.

The FX-60 (which is unlocked multi like your FX-57 but dual core at 2.6 ghz) typically only oc's to about 2.8 or maybe 2.9 with a good stepping for more money
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i'd just get the 3800...FX's are overrated...and this is just to hold you over until penryn, so save your money
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post #8 of 24
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The FX-62 is AM2. You would need the FX-60 to work with your board.


I actually have an FX-57 with the Asus A8N32 running in my 10 year old daughters computer (she loves it for running webkinz lol). How quickly the top hardware has changed.


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This is your best bet new from the egg. Its an X2 4200 (dual core 2.2 ghz). I've seen them hit 2.8 Ghz with good air cooling.

The FX-60 (which is unlocked multi like your FX-57 but dual core at 2.6 ghz) typically only oc's to about 2.8 or maybe 2.9 with a good stepping for more money
I meant fx-60 sorry....yeah im in the 939 mobo not am2....i got my numbers mixed up....im thinking 3800+ as its only $56! woot
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Well thats a good deal. Assuming you intend to do a major upgrade down the road, the less you spend the better. Good luck selling you FX-57, I eventually put it in my kids rig because I couldn't even give it away.
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Originally Posted by hairston630 View Post
I meant fx-60 sorry....yeah im in the 939 mobo not am2....i got my numbers mixed up....im thinking 3800+ as its only $56! woot
Dude not the 3800+ that costs 56$ it is the 3800X2 that costs 80$
and since you already have a good cooling you will only need OEM CPU
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