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Intel Core i7 970 vs Amd FX 6100

As said above i want to know which CPU is better for gaming, rendering etc.
I can get both CPUs pretty cheap. The i7 970 for 200 Bucks and the FX 6100 for 60 Bucks

My current setup is :
Amd Athlon 64x2 3800+ OCed to 2.53 ghz
2gb kingston 400 mhz ddr2 ram
Sapphire PE-AM2RS690MH Motherboard
XFX Radeon HD 7750 1gb GDDR5
300 Watt FSP PSU
Samsung 512 GB SSD

Yeah,Yeah I know that I am bottlenecking that card as hell.
So will I also get an performance boost if i change my cpu ?
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  1. Best answer
    no doubt about it, the i7 970 is faster, way faster. and you re not bottlenecking that gpu too much
  2. laviniuc said:
    no doubt about it, the i7 970 is faster, way faster. and you re not bottlenecking that gpu too much

    Yeah but will I see an performance increase if i change the CPU ?
  3. for rendering, yes, definitely - but you need also a new motherboard and new ram, probably also a new psu

    for gaming the games are already pushing the 7750 to its limits so not so much
  4. AMD: can be Clocked higher,
    Supports AVX / XOP instructions,
    Allows effortless overclocking,
    Needs less power
    Supported memory DDR3-1866 (can run higher RAM)

    i7 Handles more simultaneous threads (faster)
    Supprted memory DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
  5. laviniuc said:
    for rendering, yes, definitely - but you need also a new motherboard and new ram, probably also a new psu

    for gaming the games are already pushing the 7750 to its limits so not so much
    yeah but games like bf3 or CoD Black ops 2 or Ghosts don't run very well and i see people maxing out those games on my gpu
  6. radekmm said:
    laviniuc said:
    for rendering, yes, definitely - but you need also a new motherboard and new ram, probably also a new psu

    for gaming the games are already pushing the 7750 to its limits so not so much
    yeah but games like bf3 or CoD Black ops 2 or Ghosts don't run very well and i see people maxing out those games on my gpu



    I once had an AMD 7770, and could play BF3 on a mix of low/med settings with around 40-50 fps (on some maps anyway). There is no way a 7750 is maxing out BF3. Not only that, but the 7750 probably won't even be able to run any new games at reasonable framerates for very much longer; even on the lowest settings.

    Honestly, and it sucks to say it, if you want to continue to play newer PC games, you need a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, and power supply. That 512gb SSD is solid though. :)
  7. VenBaja said:
    radekmm said:
    laviniuc said:
    for rendering, yes, definitely - but you need also a new motherboard and new ram, probably also a new psu

    for gaming the games are already pushing the 7750 to its limits so not so much
    yeah but games like bf3 or CoD Black ops 2 or Ghosts don't run very well and i see people maxing out those games on my gpu



    I once had an AMD 7770, and could play BF3 on a mix of low/med settings with around 40-50 fps (on some maps anyway). There is no way a 7750 is maxing out BF3. Not only that, but the 7750 probably won't even be able to run any new games at reasonable framerates for very much longer; even on the lowest settings.

    Honestly, and it sucks to say it, if you want to continue to play newer PC games, you need a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, and power supply. That 512gb SSD is solid though. :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mY11GDH-zM
    Watch this Video and then say the HD 7750 can't do Ultra w/o AA
  8. radekmm said:
    VenBaja said:
    radekmm said:
    laviniuc said:
    for rendering, yes, definitely - but you need also a new motherboard and new ram, probably also a new psu

    for gaming the games are already pushing the 7750 to its limits so not so much
    yeah but games like bf3 or CoD Black ops 2 or Ghosts don't run very well and i see people maxing out those games on my gpu



    I once had an AMD 7770, and could play BF3 on a mix of low/med settings with around 40-50 fps (on some maps anyway). There is no way a 7750 is maxing out BF3. Not only that, but the 7750 probably won't even be able to run any new games at reasonable framerates for very much longer; even on the lowest settings.

    Honestly, and it sucks to say it, if you want to continue to play newer PC games, you need a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, and power supply. That 512gb SSD is solid though. :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mY11GDH-zM
    Watch this Video and then say the HD 7750 can't do Ultra w/o AA



    Oh sure, you can go to settings and click "Ultra". What that video doesn't show you is that the guy is probably running at about 15 frames per second. I wouldn't call that playing on Ultra. I would call that watching a slide show of BF3 on Ultra.

    I say this from experience too. I got suckered into getting a 7770 by watching Youtube videos in which people claimed that it ran BF3 on High and was really "smooth", but never actually showed any on screen framerates. Unfortunately their definition of smooth did not match mine. I sold that GPU and moved up to a better one and was actually able to play at higher settings without constant stuttering. So trust me, you will cry if you try to set modern games to Ultra on that GPU.
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