Solved

Athlon II x4 630 upgrade to Phenom II x6 1090 worth it?

Hi

I'm trying to get back in the game. I have a AM3 socket motherboard with and Athlon II x4 630 CPU running at stock 2.8 ghz , will I see much benefit from getting my hands on a Phenom II x6 1090T 3.2 ghz ?

Mainly we use computer for gaming ( new gpu on route ) and general computing with a but of handbrake encoding ?
12 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about athlon 630 upgrade phenom 1090 worth
  1. It will only like a 20-25 percent increase in performance, i would save your money and go for a FX series when you can afford it.
  2. Do you already own a good GPU?
  3. What is the new GPU you are getting?
    Follow up question, what price are you getting for the X6?

    It performs about equal if not better than the 6300 in some cases, but it can be expensive. I would say take the upgrade then upgrade to an i5 later on down the line, skip the AM3+ socket, there are no upgrade paths there.
  4. Ok, if you have the cash go for an FX-8000 series. It is not dead just yet, and the processor still has lots of potential. The PHenom series is ok, but in order to handle today's high-demand programs and games, you need some more horsepower.
  5. GPU is a Sapphire R9 270X 2GB and just installed a new eVGA 750W bronze rated PSU. I know I should be looking at changing CPU + MB + RAM but need to know if the upgrade to the Phenom II 1090T would be worth it , looking to get the Phenom for around £60 - £70 ($35 - $45).
  6. It is definately a step up. I agree with others that suggest a nice FX 8350/8320 as preference, but if the price is too great, then the 1090 should work nicely and keep you rolling for another few years.

    And don't worry, it will have enough power to fuel your games for quite some time, so long as you don't pump all the graphics levels to the max. It pairs quite well with the 270x, same as the FX 6300.
  7. I don't know if the 1090T's price has gone down enough. If you find it really cheap, buy it, it's a good upgrade.
  8. It's a cheap price but performance will also be cheap. I really recommend an FX line for only a little more.
  9. According with the info he gave us, his motherboard doesn't support AM3+ CPUs. He wants a cheap upgrade for the moment.

    Going from AM3 to AM3+ is not an upgrade, AM3+ is as dead as AM3. He should go for FM2+ or LGA1150.
  10. Brunostako said:
    According with the info he gave us, his motherboard doesn't support AM3+ CPUs. He wants a cheap upgrade for the moment.

    Going from AM3 to AM3+ is not an upgrade, AM3+ is as dead as AM3. He should go for FM2+ or LGA1150.


    I donna why but I have a feeling AMD is gonna ditch FM2 as well and go on some new escapade. Now that I think of it I would just wait a month or two just to assure yourself of where AMD is headed.
  11. Maybe, also LGA1150 will only last until Broadwell comes. But FM2+ and LGA1150 are the current ones and the have at least one CPU generation more of life.
  12. Best answer
    You are going to get 6300 level performance for 50 bucks. Pick it up, thats a great deal.
    That will provide you a large enough upgrade to jump the AM3+ socket and go to 1150 the next upgrade that comes around.
Ask a new question

Read More

AMD CPUs Phenom