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January 26, 2014 1:12:46 PM

What is a good processor I can get for a msi 970a-g46 motherboard.
It has a AM3, AM3+ socket type

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January 26, 2014 1:18:52 PM

what's your budget?
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January 26, 2014 1:20:12 PM

Either the 6300 or the 8320 is what I would use. It's a good motherboard for overclocking. Get an aftermarket cooler too.
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January 26, 2014 1:24:24 PM

There really isn't anything good.
Bulldozer sucked bad and Piledriver was weak even way back at launch... now in 2014, you definitely don't want it.

Go with FM2+
"steamroller"
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January 26, 2014 1:25:45 PM

ooohh. I just picked up the 9370 for cheaper than the 8350. Although they run hot they run at what an 8350 can do max without overclock. You would need liquid cooling though
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January 26, 2014 1:32:38 PM

barto said:
Either the 6300 or the 8320 is what I would use. It's a good motherboard for overclocking. Get an aftermarket cooler too.


I would avoid overclocking on this motherboard. It only has a 4+1 phase count and I've heard that the VRM's are kind of crappy. However I'd agree with the 6300/8320 choice, though I wouldn't clock past 4.2GHz on either.
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January 26, 2014 1:36:07 PM

JOOK-D said:
I would avoid overclocking on this motherboard. It only has a 4+1 phase count and I've heard that the VRM's are kind of crappy. However I'd agree with the 6300/8320 choice, though I wouldn't clock past 4.2GHz on either.


Crap, did I read something wrong? I swear I read it had a 8 + 2 phase design.

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January 26, 2014 1:42:06 PM

barto said:
JOOK-D said:
I would avoid overclocking on this motherboard. It only has a 4+1 phase count and I've heard that the VRM's are kind of crappy. However I'd agree with the 6300/8320 choice, though I wouldn't clock past 4.2GHz on either.


Crap, did I read something wrong? I swear I read it had a 8 + 2 phase design.



I think so :p  Pretty sure it's 4+1.

Not to mention some user experience: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/330572-30-970a-warn...
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January 26, 2014 1:44:43 PM

Memhorder said:
ooohh. I just picked up the 9370 for cheaper than the 8350. Although they run hot they run at what an 8350 can do max without overclock. You would need liquid cooling though

Hot is the wrong word. As it's beyond inefficient. A sledgehammer approach really; burn ~approx. 3 times the power, for a desperate shot at a mid-range rating.

At 125 watts the 8350 is pretty bad. But 220 watts is unacceptable.
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January 26, 2014 2:12:37 PM

wdmfiber said:
Memhorder said:
ooohh. I just picked up the 9370 for cheaper than the 8350. Although they run hot they run at what an 8350 can do max without overclock. You would need liquid cooling though

Hot is the wrong word. As it's beyond inefficient. A sledgehammer approach really; burn ~approx. 3 times the power, for a desperate shot at a mid-range rating.

At 125 watts the 8350 is pretty bad. But 220 watts is unacceptable.


TDP of 220 doesn't mean it runs at 220w all the time. It's the thermal rating. So it's designed to withstand heat.

The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, refers to the maximum amount of heat generated by the CPU, which the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate. The TDP is typically not the largest amount of heat the CPU could ever generate, such as by running a power virus, but rather the maximum amount of heat that it would generate when running "real applications." This ensures the computer will be able to handle essentially all applications without exceeding its thermal envelope, or requiring a cooling system for the maximum theoretical power (which would cost more but in favor of extra headroom for processing power)

Besides that CPU Boss suggests it actually uses less power than the 8350 annually for home use but they are essentially the same chip just the 9370 or 9590 are the cream of the crop silicon and a higher thermal design. They are Vishera pushed to their very limits by factory overclock. True you get more overclock out of 8350 but your guaranteed the 4.7 to 5 ghz out of the box

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