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October 25, 2013 2:42:01 AM

I am looking to upgrade my CPU to an Intel i5 as I am not finding the AMD Processor much good, just wondering how much a difference I would see in Gaming Performance with game like GW2 etc.
P.S I have a GTX 760
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October 25, 2013 2:53:57 AM

Do you have an FX8320 at the moment? Going to an I5 would be a "side"grade.
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October 25, 2013 2:55:36 AM

The i5 will game a little better, but it won't make much difference with your 760 unless you are gaming @ 1440p or higher. Then the i5 will start to show it's power.
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October 25, 2013 3:00:30 AM

Yes, the 8320 is currently in my computer x
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October 25, 2013 3:01:35 AM

Novuake said:
Do you have an FX8320 at the moment? Going to an I5 would be a "side"grade.


Yes I currently have a 8320 in my machine
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October 25, 2013 3:04:06 AM

What are your full system specs?
Why are you saying you are not happy with the 8320?

Maybe we can find another problem. FIND the problem first, THEN apply solution.

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October 25, 2013 3:05:10 AM

In general you'd rather just overclock the 8320.

BUT if you're looking just at Guild Wars 2, it's an interesting story:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-perfor...

Guild Wars 2 performs a lot better on Intel cores. Like, to the extent of a Pentium dual core outperforming the AMD octa-core (FX 8000 series)

Quoting from that same page "AMD's best shot at catching Sandy Bridge at 3 GHz is a quad-core Bulldozer-based chip at 5 GHz or so"

Quite a dilemma I'd say. I'll leave you to decide.
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October 25, 2013 3:08:58 AM

I have..
FX 8320
Nvidia GTX 760
Gigabyte 970A... Motherboard
8GB 1866Mhz Corsair Vengeance RAM
2TB Seagate Hard Drive
800W Powercool PSU
27inch Monitor

I find that the with the 8320 I get strange fps drops that shouldnt happen with that GPU and games like Guild Wars 2 which are quite CPU intensive don't run at all well (huge fps drops)
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October 25, 2013 3:15:23 AM

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Guild Wars 2 performs a lot better on Intel cores. Like, to the extent of a Pentium dual core outperforming the AMD octa-core (FX 8000 series)

Quoting from that same page "AMD's best shot at catching Sandy Bridge at 3 GHz is a quad-core Bulldozer-based chip at 5 GHz or so"

Quite a dilemma I'd say. I'll leave you to decide.


Yes because of AMD's piss poor single thread performance.

The FX 8350 @ 4ghz gets beat out in single core performance by a $50 2.9ghz Pentium.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G2020-vs-AMD-FX-8...
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October 25, 2013 3:47:30 AM

Ok, thanks everyone, so what do you suggest I do with my current system, overclock, upgrade etc.?
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October 25, 2013 3:58:44 AM

Get the best cooler you can afford and overclock. Try that and see how it performs. If you're still unhappy with it, Keep your new cooler and get an i5 + motherboard. You can then sell your used 8320 and 970 motherboard for probably more than you would expect.
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October 25, 2013 3:59:20 AM

I think no amount of overclocking can bridge the gap between a Pentium dual core and an i5...

If you can bear with the poor performance in Guild Wars 2, stick with your 8320. Overclock it if you want to improve performance in other games.

If you want to get rid of the choppiness in Guild Wars 2, you'll have to get an Intel processor with a corresponding motherboard. An i5-3570k will make everything butter smooth.
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October 25, 2013 4:12:05 AM

Ok, that's a shame considering i spent nearly £30 on Guild Wars2... oh well, I did say that CPU works brilliantly on other games, its just that one it dislikes, I have a good quality, Arctic Cooler 7 (think thats what its called) so I might give overclocking the CPU a go

Would 'CPU-Z' be sufficent to use?

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October 25, 2013 4:18:21 AM

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Would 'CPU-Z' be sufficent to use?


Yes


At least give overclocking a try.
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October 25, 2013 4:21:26 AM

What sort of clock speed would I be looking at reaching with the 8320, being safe ovcoarse, don't want a system on fire...
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October 25, 2013 4:21:35 AM

You can't use CPU-Z to overclock your processor, it's just a monitoring software.

To overclock, you will have to make system changes in the BIOS.

Fiddling with the wrong settings can screw things up. Look up some videos on how to overclock the FX 8000 series processors.
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October 25, 2013 4:25:54 AM

Can I purchase the CPU of Amazon for example and go into a computer repair shop and pay them to install it into my machine or would I have to replace the motherboard aswell!!?
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October 25, 2013 4:33:49 AM

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Can I purchase the CPU of Amazon for example and go into a computer repair shop and pay them to install it into my machine or would I have to replace the motherboard aswell!!?

You will need a new mobo, it would be a good idea to try ocing the 8320 a bit.
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