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FX 6300 Vs i3 3220

which is better for gaming 6300 or i3 3220?
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    Tom's most recent review of the best Gaming CPUs for the money put the i3 above the 6300 in performance, but it's pretty close. Being able to handle 6 threads may be more important in next year's games.
  2. I've been looking at both of these processors for my Build, from what I see the Fx 6300 is ahead.

    You can eaisly over clock it and it had the extra core's. It's pretty close, but I'm going with the Fx 6300.
  3. From everything I've seen. At stock the i3 is better overall. However, once you overclock the fx-6300 it then becomes the better CPU. I'd recommend the 6300 only for those that will overclock.
  4. dirtyferret said:
    that link proves my point (stated above) with skyrim. At stock the i3 has a 10% FPS lead over the fx-6 (not a major difference) but once you OC the FX-6 the lead goes away.


    There isn't a whole lot of data to compare an overclocked fx-6300 to an i3 in games, so I linked an example. Like I said, once overclocked the 6300 soars ahead of i3s.
  5. envy14tpe said:
    Like I said, once overclocked the 6300 soars ahead of i3s.


    Also in power consumption...
  6. ^^At stock the the i3 beats the fx-6300 as I said. You have to buy a special aftermarket cooler to overclock it past the i3. That adds $30 to the price tag. So the fx-6300 is really $120+30=$150. The i3 sells at $130. That's a $20 difference. How much of an advantage is $20 in GPUs? quite a bit.
  7. envy14tpe said:
    ^^At stock the the i3 beats the fx-6300 as I said. You have to buy a special aftermarket cooler to overclock it past the i3. That adds $30 to the price tag. So the fx-6300 is really $120+30=$150. The i3 sells at $130. That's a $20 difference. How much of an advantage is $20 in GPUs? quite a bit.


    Depends on the games too...like BF3 multiplayer and Crysis 3 are clearly an advantage to the FX-6XXX series, as those games can use more cores, and the i3 can't keep up...

    This is entirely a "what are you doing with it, cause that will determine the better option" situation.
  8. hafijur said:
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5976370
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6864122

    lol, the i3 is so low end it can't keep up is a load of nonsense afterall it eve beats fx8350 in a lot of games.


    Funny, but 3dmark isn't a game, or even close to a game at that...
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