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What is best for gaming CPU , APU and what type AM3+ ?

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April 26, 2013 2:01:03 PM

Heyy guys ,
Got a question , what is better for gaming and rendering a CPU or APU ? this would be for a quad core processor by AMD and used with at least 8 GB RAM

Thanks Drew
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April 26, 2013 2:08:02 PM

Well that would depend on how much you are looking to spend and if you are planning to use a separate graphics card or not.

The APUs run on socket FM2 and have decent integrated graphics if you are on a limited budget.


The FX line uses socket AM3+ and have no integrated graphics so a dedicated card is required.

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April 26, 2013 2:16:14 PM

JD88 said:
Well that would depend on how much you are looking to spend and if you are planning to use a separate graphics card or not.

The APUs run on socket FM2 and have decent integrated graphics if you are on a limited budget.


The FX line uses socket AM3+ and have no integrated graphics so a dedicated card is required.


i Have a separate graphics card radeon HD 6670 , does the FX line include quad core ? e.g FX4100 ?

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April 26, 2013 2:21:11 PM

Yes. The best AMD CPU is the FX 8350.
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April 26, 2013 2:24:47 PM

ihog said:
Yes. The best AMD CPU is the FX 8350.


what about the AMD FX 6-Core Processor Black Edition or the FX 4-Core Processor Black Edition ?
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April 26, 2013 2:25:41 PM

but you should know that the 300 versions (4300, 6300, 8350, 8320) are superior to the 100 (4100 ect) versions. The extra performance is worth the price.
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April 26, 2013 2:26:50 PM

the fx 6300, and 4300 are bothe good processors, however if you are gaming i would get either the fx 6300 or 8350
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April 26, 2013 2:40:28 PM

The APU route will lock you in to the FM2 mobo. The next gen APU will have a new FM3 mobo. If you want something now and can be upgraded. Amazon has the AMD Phenom X4 965 BE for $80 today. That cpu is Tomshardware's best gaming cpu for under $100. Get that and a amd3+ mobo and use them with your 6670. Later get a better gpu and afterwards upgrade the cpu.
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April 26, 2013 3:03:19 PM

I would almost suggest getting a quad core A10 5800K APU and using it in dual graphics mode with the 6670. Can always add a better discrete card down the road.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/46157-amd-a10-5800k-d...

Of course the higher end FX chips (6300 and 8350) will perform better and will be more upgradable, but I'm guessing those chips might be outside of your budget.




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