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will this upgrade from a ATHLON 64X2 DUAL CORE 2.8GHZ to a AMD Athlon X4 760k Black Edition Quad Processo be good for gaming

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January 13, 2014 8:20:09 AM

my motherboard is a MSI motherboard K9A2VM-FD (7501) i want to be able to play games like skyrim, dead island riptide and Rome total war 2 on med to high graphics. my current cpu is a ATHLON 64X2 DUAL CORE 2.8GHZ to a AMD Athlon X4 760k Black Edition Quad Processor
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January 13, 2014 8:26:09 AM

that cpu isnt supported by that motherboard.
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January 13, 2014 8:26:59 AM

The 760K uses a different socket and is not compatible with the current motherboard.
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January 13, 2014 8:36:31 AM

AMD Phenom II X4/AMD ATHLON II X4 615e Quad Core CPU 2.5GHz
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January 13, 2014 8:40:10 AM

switching from a dual to a quad will bring some benefits to gaming. especially on newer titles that require a quad as recommended spec.
some games like starcraft only need a dual core but the likes of bf3/4 really do need a quad.
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January 13, 2014 8:41:18 AM

which is better sempron/phenom/Athlon
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January 13, 2014 1:32:33 PM

hard to say as the last gen athlon was based on phenom 2 but this gens athlon is based on the fx cpu. yours will likely be based on phenom 2(not entirely sure) but if it is then phenom 2 then athlon then semperon in descending order.
if it is based on the newer fx then the athlon would be pretty much tied with the older phenom2 on performance per clock in some applications.
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January 13, 2014 1:36:47 PM

Phenom II is better than even the current FM2 Athlon's, clock for clock.
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January 13, 2014 7:55:31 PM

will a AMD Phenom II X4 945 be good for gaming
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January 13, 2014 8:20:24 PM

Yes better than the Athlons.
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January 13, 2014 8:47:47 PM

Does it work with my motherboard it is am3 ready
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January 14, 2014 6:06:56 AM

Yes it is on the CPU support list I linked earlier!
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January 14, 2014 7:36:37 AM

haybale64 said:
will a AMD Phenom II X4 945 be good for gaming


You would have to spend significantly more on anything better as it would require a new motherboard.
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January 14, 2014 7:57:40 AM

AMD Phenom II X4 945 can this play the latest games
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January 14, 2014 7:59:53 AM

Yes it can matched with a good GPU.
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January 14, 2014 8:04:06 AM

like what
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January 14, 2014 8:12:55 AM

That depends on resolution and in game settings. HD7750 is a good entry level card and GTX660, HD7870 or R9 270 would be the upper end I would recommend with that CPU.
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