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Is it worth upgrading from a AMD a8 5600k to another FM2 cpu/apu? Or is the upgrade not worth the differance in performance?

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March 27, 2014 3:09:04 PM

What resolution are you playing at? The smaller the resolution, the closer the two (A8 vs A10) are in FPS. If you're playing at a large resolution, an A10 will be better.
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March 27, 2014 3:18:08 PM

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What resolution are you playing at? The smaller the resolution, the closer the two (A8 vs A10) are in FPS. If you're playing at a large resolution, an A10 will be better.


but is the price to performance upgrade worth it? and Im playing at 1680x1050 cod bo2, ghosts I have to play on all low settings (1600x1024) even with a gtx 750 because the game is just trash lol
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March 27, 2014 3:42:19 PM

No processor, that is compatible with your motherboard, is worth it. Have you tried 1366 x 768 ? I believe that is a 720p resolution.
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March 27, 2014 5:55:09 PM

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No processor, that is compatible with your motherboard, is worth it. Have you tried 1366 x 768 ? I believe that is a 720p resolution.


Im not worried about the performance on certain resolutions.. Ive tried multiple res's.. I just wanted to upgrade my CPU n was wondering if its worth it lol
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March 28, 2014 5:08:00 AM

Unfortunately, you would need a new board and new cpu to do better.
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March 28, 2014 9:37:58 AM

Alas! The biggest boost in performance you would notice would be getting a better video card.

If you have a worthy motherboard, and power supply unit, you may attempt overclocking. The GPU would probably give you the most gains for the least cost; your CPU would require an investment (~$35) to be able to properly overclock.
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March 28, 2014 11:55:54 AM

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Alas! The biggest boost in performance you would notice would be getting a better video card.

If you have a worthy motherboard, and power supply unit, you may attempt overclocking. The GPU would probably give you the most gains for the least cost; your CPU would require an investment (~$35) to be able to properly overclock.


lol I hve a gtx 750
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March 29, 2014 5:53:09 AM

Yes, I know, you said that earlier in the thread.

I don't see how that changes anything, or makes a proper response.
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March 29, 2014 6:03:56 AM

The GTX 750 isn't exactly a very fast card, but you really don't want to go much faster with that CPU anyway. 750ti would be max, and even that you would probably bottleneck some. You need a new board and a new CPU. That A8 really isn't noticeably different in performance to a 750k. The 750k cannot even compete with a Phenom II X4 965, clock for clock. You are in a dead end platform, even if you have an FM2+ board.
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March 29, 2014 6:28:15 AM

Buy an aftermarket cool and overclock. That's probably your best (and cheapest) option.
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