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Will getting a better CPU improve my fps much ?

So i have a AMD Phenom II X4 955 atm and a EVGA Geforce GTX 780 sc and i think my cpu is bottelnecking my gpu i'm planning on buying an AMD FX-8320 vishera but will this help much ?
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  1. Depends, some game use a bit more CPU intensive but the short answer is no.
    You might get a few more frame per seconds with for example an overclocked i5 but the gains are marginal.
    Max 10-15% performance increase.
    You'll get better performance by providing decent cooling to your gpu and overclock it
  2. If you switch to an i5-4670k you'll notice a huge difference. If you primarily play MMOs, you'll notice a gigantic difference.
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    Even if you overclock the 955 BE to 4.0 GHz, it will still be the weak link. It's a good budget gaming CPU, but if you are playing modern titles that can use 6-8 cpu cores, the FX 8320 will give a noticeable improvement and support the 780 better.

    Just make sure your board can support it. To get the most out of an 8-core CPU you want good cooling and a mild overclock. This means you need something like a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P motherboard with 8+2 phase power and LLC control in the BIOS.

    You only need a 990FX board is you plan to go dual GPUs for Crossfire / SLI.

    Not all AM3 boards can handle an FX 8 core. Double check before you buy it.
  4. Actually you will see pretty big gains, if you were to go with an i5/i7 over the Phenom II you have. Especially in CPU bound games. These chip here are more powerful than your current cpu and look at the results: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-8350_6.html#sect0
  5. sincreator said:
    Actually you will see pretty big gains, if you were to go with an i5/i7 over the Phenom II you have. Especially in CPU bound games. These chip here are more powerful than your current cpu and look at the results: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-8350_6.html#sect0


    That is old and inaccurate info. A lot of Day1 reviews had no optimizations for core parking or used games with low core counts.

    Here's something much more reasonable, from right here on Tom's Forums:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2068221/dispelling-myths-surrounding-amd-intel.html

    It's much closer than you think, especially in games that can use 6+ cores.
  6. maddogfargo said:
    Even if you overclock the 955 BE to 4.0 GHz, it will still be the weak link. It's a good budget gaming CPU, but if you are playing modern titles that can use 6-8 cpu cores, the FX 8320 will give a noticeable improvement and support the 780 better.

    Just make sure your board can support it. To get the most out of an 8-core CPU you want good cooling and a mild overclock. This means you need something like a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P motherboard with 8+2 phase power and LLC control in the BIOS.

    You only need a 990FX board is you plan to go dual GPUs for Crossfire / SLI.


    https://www.alternate.be/ASRock/970-Pro3-R2-0/html/product/1075727?tk=7&lk=6138

    Not all AM3 boards can handle an FX 8 core. Double check before you buy it.
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