Originally Posted by Jolly Roger
Never really considered this. Just figured that while i was upgrading i might as well go X6. But i am totally interested in hearing any suggestions as to why i might want to stick with the X4 instead. Just figured that more was better? I mess around in photoshop CS5, and I have adobe Premier, and adobe illustrator.
Will a better cpu affect your graphics performance? For example: if i kept every thing in my system the same, including my gpu, would an X6 boost graphics performance? (of course my msi board wouldn't support that, but i'm planning to fix that soon. This is just a hypothetical question.)
Well as you are currently using programs that DO utilise the 2 extra cores, you might be better off staying with a x6. Though, nealry all the x2 and x4's can be unlocked by certain motherboards and you'll get 2 extra cores for free
As for your second question, that's a good one. I think it is dependant on the program you are running. Games nowadays need a decent gpu, and a decent processor comes up second. I would imagine that programs like CS and photoshop thrive off a decent vid-card too but i'm sure someone with the right knowledge has already advised you or will soon.