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January 4, 2014 3:48:39 PM

Hi, will I see much difference in frame rate upgrading from a AMD A10 5800K OC to 4.6GHz to a Intel Core i5 4440 ?

I have a AMD r9 280x toxic, 8GB ram.

What frame rate improvements will I expect to achieve?

Thanks.

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January 4, 2014 3:50:54 PM

The i5 would be 50% better.
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January 4, 2014 3:53:23 PM

A quick explanation is that the AMD A10 is an APU processor, meaning that it has onboard graphics. Since you have a graphics card, this is not necessary, so the i5 will be much better. If you want an amd processor that equals the i5, go with the AMD FX 6300 or the FX 8350.
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January 4, 2014 3:53:25 PM

Probably quite a bit. I'd imagine that 290x is most likley be bottlenecked by that apus cpu it many games.
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January 4, 2014 3:57:26 PM

In the benchmark world the intel beats this AMD by arround 35 - 40% @ stock. This goes down to the 25 - 30% if you OC your AMD.
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January 4, 2014 3:57:38 PM

30% I'd say.
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January 4, 2014 4:13:42 PM

if A10 5800K is not overclocked , 70% ,otherwise 60%.

tests (with gtx 680 full hd resolution , your r9 290x is faster , 5 games tested)
A10 5800K - 58.2FPS
i5 3450 - 94 FPS , i5 4440 a little faster
FX 8150 - 73 FPS
i7 3770K -105.8 FPS


Get i5 4570 or higher .
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January 4, 2014 4:47:42 PM

Ah sorry guys I made a typo, I have a r9 280x toxic!
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January 4, 2014 4:56:29 PM

jimjiminy said:
Ah sorry guys I made a typo, I have a r9 280x toxic!

r9 280x is equal to GTX 680 , so the results should be the exact ones
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January 4, 2014 5:06:12 PM

Ah thanks...I only just got a Asus MB and A10 5800K from amazon as I was gonna go down the AMD route waiting for kaveri ....however I'm not sure I made the right decision.

I have the chance to send it all back to amazon and get a Asus H81M-E and Core i5 4440 for about 40 GBP difference in price. I have a DS aerocool micro ATX case, 8GB ripsaw 1600 RAM and a OCD agility SSD with WD Blue 1TB Hard drive. I probably wont be interested in overclocking as it will mean a z87 MB and K i5 adding another 100 onto the cost.

So shall I go for the change?

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January 4, 2014 5:09:21 PM

If you go in for the change, get at least the i5 4570.
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January 4, 2014 5:27:26 PM

Thanks.... about the 4570 over the 4440 ...why is that? does the extra 100MHz really make that much difference? The 4570 is another 20 pounds on top.
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January 4, 2014 5:31:17 PM

jimjiminy said:
Thanks.... about the 4570 over the 4440 ...why is that? does the extra 100MHz really make that much difference? The 4570 is another 20 pounds on top.


10 bucks more 10% up
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
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January 4, 2014 5:49:38 PM

The 4570 is 100mhz faster in base clock and 300mhz faster in turbo which is significant. I think it's worth the small price increase.

3.1/3.3 vs 3.2/3.6
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January 4, 2014 5:59:49 PM

ok great, thanks guys
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January 5, 2014 3:26:17 AM

Just one more thing, would the i5 4570S 2.9ghz be better as it says 3.6Ghz turbo compared to 3.2Ghz and is cheaper than the 4570 3.0Ghz? How often is turbo used and is it user selectable or automatic?
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January 5, 2014 3:53:18 AM

jimjiminy said:
Just one more thing, would the i5 4570S 2.9ghz be better as it says 3.6Ghz turbo compared to 3.2Ghz and is cheaper than the 4570 3.0Ghz? How often is turbo used and is it user selectable or automatic?


i5 4570 is 5% faster than i5 4570s
just see the benchmark link i posted .
i5 4570 3.2/3.6GHz
i5 4570 2.9/3.6GHz
turbo boost works automatically , if the temperatures and voltages allow increasing the speed , it will be increased . if the room is hot , no full turbo boost . also , when an additional core has got active , frequencies fall a bit , just for optimal power consumption . So ,see the benchmarks.
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January 5, 2014 4:54:59 AM

thanks whitecat!
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January 6, 2014 4:12:28 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the advice. The new Motherboard and i5 came today, so I rebuilt my PC with these and just finished re-installing win7 and steam and played a couple games after running some benchmarks....and wow the difference is amazing!

I'm getting 120-150 FPS in Crysis 2 at 1080p on Extreme settings, and 130-160 FPS in Bioshock Infanite at Ultra and 1080p.

My Sisoft went from 6.9 to 9.9, and my 3d mark 11 performance went from P8016 to P10230

So it was well worth the change!
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January 6, 2014 4:15:07 PM

Which i5 did you decide on?
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January 6, 2014 4:18:56 PM

took your advice and went for the i5 4570 :) 
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January 6, 2014 4:38:56 PM

Glad you're happy with it!
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