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July 12, 2013 11:20:29 AM

so heres the situation. keeping budget in mind and keeping games in mind i enjoy playing which are cpu heavy: planetside 2, total war series, mmos....i have a choice. a 6350 on a 990 board with a 212 evo oced to 4.5 ghz or a stock i5.

i just want opinions, facts etc about how a 6350 oced compares to a stock 3570k in the tuype of cpu heavy games i like....similar, not even close?

i simply cannot afford a decent z77 board and the evo with the i5. so taking that into account, whats the best option

oh and how much can i oc on a stock i5 cooler? to 3.8 (turbo speed) or perhaps a little more.........i may be able to squeeze out a z77 but def not the cooler at this point
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July 12, 2013 11:38:05 AM

get the i5.. in games like bf3 multiplayer even if my fx 6300 is overclocked to 4.5 ghz stable it still bottlenecks my gpu. in bf3 maxed out my gpu usage is around 50% and my cpu is 75-100%, and instead of getting a stable 60fps i get drops sometimes down to 35fps. this even happens to me when the game is on low settings, the fx 6300 is a great budget cpu. In most games its fine, however the games that it suffers in (skyrim, bf3 multi, single threaded apps/games) its really obvious that it struggles. The only thing holding me back from going intel is that i dont have the money for a new motherboard on top of the cost of the cpu.
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July 12, 2013 11:47:52 AM

uhg a 6300 bottlenecks ur gpu? thats completely unacceptable in this day and age for a near brand new cpu
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July 12, 2013 11:53:12 AM

guitargod213 said:
get the i5.. in games like bf3 multiplayer even if my fx 6300 is overclocked to 4.5 ghz stable it still bottlenecks my gpu. in bf3 maxed out my gpu usage is around 50% and my cpu is 75-100%, and instead of getting a stable 60fps i get drops sometimes down to 35fps. this even happens to me when the game is on low settings, the fx 6300 is a budget cpu, its good but if i had the choice i would definitely go with a stock i5.


not sure about why but my 6300 was getting a stable 60fps and never used over 50%

a nice overclock on the 6300 will make it run good in games. since this cpu is about 60 bucks cheaper you can use that to buy an even better gpu
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July 12, 2013 12:22:47 PM

06yfz450ridr said:
guitargod213 said:
get the i5.. in games like bf3 multiplayer even if my fx 6300 is overclocked to 4.5 ghz stable it still bottlenecks my gpu. in bf3 maxed out my gpu usage is around 50% and my cpu is 75-100%, and instead of getting a stable 60fps i get drops sometimes down to 35fps. this even happens to me when the game is on low settings, the fx 6300 is a budget cpu, its good but if i had the choice i would definitely go with a stock i5.


not sure about why but my 6300 was getting a stable 60fps and never used over 50%

a nice overclock on the 6300 will make it run good in games. since this cpu is about 60 bucks cheaper you can use that to buy an even better gpu


In the campaign i get constant 60 frames. However on multiplayer I really only play one server and it constantly has 64 people, which is why i get mediocre fps. With it overclocked to 4.5 (stable on prime95 after 6 hours) the lowest i got was 42 frames however my temps were close to the cpu's cap so i keep it clocked at 4.3. The only time that my frames drop are when there are a lot of other players nearby or on screen, and thats when cpu usage goes way up. If im playing on a server with lets say 32 players then i usually stay 50-60fps. The reason i believe its the other players is because like i said earlier even on low settings my cpu causes the frame rate to drop, although not as bad. Now on most games my cpu performs just as good as my friends i7, but the games that the fx 6300 struggle with its pretty bad.
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July 12, 2013 12:32:19 PM

guitargod213 said:
06yfz450ridr said:
guitargod213 said:
get the i5.. in games like bf3 multiplayer even if my fx 6300 is overclocked to 4.5 ghz stable it still bottlenecks my gpu. in bf3 maxed out my gpu usage is around 50% and my cpu is 75-100%, and instead of getting a stable 60fps i get drops sometimes down to 35fps. this even happens to me when the game is on low settings, the fx 6300 is a budget cpu, its good but if i had the choice i would definitely go with a stock i5.


not sure about why but my 6300 was getting a stable 60fps and never used over 50%

a nice overclock on the 6300 will make it run good in games. since this cpu is about 60 bucks cheaper you can use that to buy an even better gpu


In the campaign i get constant 60 frames. However on multiplayer I really only play one server and it constantly has 64 people, which is why i get mediocre fps. With it overclocked to 4.5 (stable on prime95 after 6 hours) the lowest i got was 42 frames however my temps were close to the cpu's cap so i keep it clocked at 4.3. The only time that my frames drop are when there are a lot of other players nearby or on screen, and thats when cpu usage goes way up. If im playing on a server with lets say 32 players then i usually stay 50-60fps. The reason i believe its the other players is because like i said earlier even on low settings my cpu causes the frame rate to drop, although not as bad. Now on most games my cpu performs just as good as my friends i7, but the games that the fx 6300 struggle with its pretty bad.



Well playing on low will actually cause more latency if its able to be played on higher. What card are you using since the gou is what makes up most of the performance in games
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July 12, 2013 12:44:35 PM

in my sig, with bf3 set on ultra at 1680x1050 resolution (and 2 other monitors plugged into my gpu) the max usage ive seen is 78%, however its usually around 55%. i use msi afterburner to monitor it, as well as overclock it. Right now i have an overclock of 1250 voltage, 1150 core, and 1250 memory. I also have the power limit set to +20, and a custom fan profile so my card never gets above 80C, although in BF3 it is usually around 72C. As for my CPU i dont remember the exact voltage but its a little over stock, and 4.3 clock.
July 12, 2013 1:03:48 PM

heres the thing....in planetside 2 there can be 100s of players on screen all shooting with effects etc. i have no doubt that the amd would be fine for total war, bf3 crysis etc but planetside 2 is terribly optimized for multicores
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July 12, 2013 1:05:43 PM

i deleted planetside 2 because i was only getting like 30fps on medium and it wasn't enjoyable because of that..

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July 12, 2013 1:16:15 PM
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At 4.8ghz the 6300 is a notch slower then a 3.5ghz 3570K
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