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July 21, 2014 6:12:05 AM

Hey guys.

I'm gonna upgrade my cpu from the FX4300 to FX6300.
I have the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P.

Is there anything special I should do before installing my new FX6300?

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July 21, 2014 6:16:57 AM

You shouldn't bother, there really isn't much of a performance difference besides 2 extra cores, which aren't going to be used all that much anyway. Main reason the 6300 is much more popular is that it's only about £10 more expensive.
If you really want better performance you can OC your FX 4300.
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July 21, 2014 6:24:13 AM

You will notice a 10-20% improvement in performance but you will notice more if you multitask like 6 programs at once and such.

There's plenty of sites out there testing the AMD FX processors 6300 and 6350 and so on. 2 Extra cores it will just spread out the workload more evenly and less cpu usage thats about it
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July 21, 2014 6:31:05 AM

Danifilth said:
You will notice a 10-20% improvement in performance but you will notice more if you multitask like 6 programs at once and such.

There's plenty of sites out there testing the AMD FX processors 6300 and 6350 and so on. 2 Extra cores it will just spread out the workload more evenly and less cpu usage thats about it


I'm upgrading because I'm getting a GTX 760. If I overclock the FX4300 ofc there will be no bottlenecks but what about in the future? I'd rather buy the FX6300 now and then after 5 years when I upgrade my gpu I just can OC it.

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July 21, 2014 6:41:10 AM

Kevin Teixeira said:
Danifilth said:
You will notice a 10-20% improvement in performance but you will notice more if you multitask like 6 programs at once and such.

There's plenty of sites out there testing the AMD FX processors 6300 and 6350 and so on. 2 Extra cores it will just spread out the workload more evenly and less cpu usage thats about it


I'm upgrading because I'm getting a GTX 760. If I overclock the FX4300 ofc there will be no bottlenecks but what about in the future? I'd rather buy the FX6300 now and then after 5 years when I upgrade my gpu I just can OC it.



That is not going to last for 5 years, atm it is getting so it will be needing a replacement very soon. If you are going to upgrade the best thing you could do is get a FX 8xxx series, then overclock as far as your motherboard will take.

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July 21, 2014 6:57:08 AM

Want a rig lasting for 5 years? Go with intel. A base speed i5 4690k beats an amd 9590 in pretty much everything but rendering and encoding by a far margin.
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July 21, 2014 7:05:04 AM

Kevin Teixeira said:
Danifilth said:
You will notice a 10-20% improvement in performance but you will notice more if you multitask like 6 programs at once and such.

There's plenty of sites out there testing the AMD FX processors 6300 and 6350 and so on. 2 Extra cores it will just spread out the workload more evenly and less cpu usage thats about it


I'm upgrading because I'm getting a GTX 760. If I overclock the FX4300 ofc there will be no bottlenecks but what about in the future? I'd rather buy the FX6300 now and then after 5 years when I upgrade my gpu I just can OC it.



Yeah newer games are starting to utilize 8 cores for ultra settings or minimum 4 cores low settings. With 6 will be in the middle for high quality settings if you disable shadows seizure approved particles and such. Im getting myself a 6300 next week to replace my 1055T just for lower power consumption and i game at 720p since i cant read in 1080p. If you can sell that processor go for it unless you got extra money laying around or don't mind overclocking

According to CPUworld the power states for both models under balanced power plans

6300 95W 120$
1400 MHz, 0.9V
2000 MHz, 1.025V
2500 MHz, 1.125V
3000 MHz, 1.225V

3.5 Ghz turbo boost 4.1 Ghz

6350 125W 140$
1400 MHz, 0.875V
2000 MHz, 1V
2500 MHz, 1.1V
3100 MHz, 1.2V
3600 MHz, 1.2875V
3.9 Ghz turbo boost 4.2 Ghz

I can't find anymore documentation or know the accurate power states since me and you have the same motherboard.
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July 21, 2014 7:34:38 AM

What newer games are those? Please don't say Watch dogs, that game is an optimized pile of crap. Nearly all games use 2 or 4 cores.
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July 21, 2014 9:23:54 AM

moozilbee said:
What newer games are those? Please don't say Watch dogs, that game is an optimized pile of crap. Nearly all games use 2 or 4 cores.


Games from the ps4 and xbox direct x 12 mantle such n such. Drivers and patches are wonderful
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July 21, 2014 9:54:26 AM

Which ones? As far as I know most games still use 4 cores at the most, despite the 8 cores on the newer console.
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July 21, 2014 10:08:33 AM

moozilbee said:
What newer games are those? Please don't say Watch dogs, that game is an optimized pile of crap. Nearly all games use 2 or 4 cores.


Battlefield 4 and many future games which use AMD mantle will use all 8 cores.On BF4 the FX 8350 trades blows with i7 4770k
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July 21, 2014 10:17:22 AM

moozilbee said:
Which ones? As far as I know most games still use 4 cores at the most, despite the 8 cores on the newer console.


Black flag uses 6 cores at 25-40% load spread out for me last 3 sometimes dip to 15% on area with less AI core 0 60ish
battlefield 4 all my cores are around 30-60% back and forth
Watch dogs uses all the cores if i have the quality high or depending on area

And as for the other games i never bought or am interested in playing. Im more into simulation/stealth games
There's probably sites out there testing the cores with mantle and latest direct x 11 tests since nvidia has been optimizing dx11 for newer games. I did notice Deus ex 3 hitman and tomb raider takes 5 seconds to load a map for me and before it was 12-14 seconds.
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