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Is A10-6800K (disregarding the GPU , just CPU power) more powerful than phenom II x3 in performance?

Is A10-6800K / A10-7700K/7800K (disregarding the GPU , just talking about CPU power) more powerful than phenom II x3 in real world performance?

I have a phenom II x3 720 with a geforce gtx 650 video card, but on a AM3 motherboard, so can't get AMD FX CPU. I just happen to have a FM2+ motherboard, would getting the AMD A10 series (minus the GPU since I plan to use my old GTX 650 only and disable the A10 integrated one) be an upgrade over the phenom II x3? If it is an upgrade, is it a lot of upgrade or not that much? What about comparing the CPU power of A10 to that of a phenom II x4? II x6?

And is the A8 /A6 /A4 CPU power even comparable to phenom II?

Thanks!
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  1. I use an AMD A8 5600k with a 660TI and it runs fine and there's not much bottleneck (I don't know lol, I don't have any other processors to test it with). I'd assume the processor is better though, since it's newer and probably is more optimized for newer games. Get the 7800k though. The new Kaveri APUs are much better than the earlier richland/trinity/llano processors.
  2. lendbz said:
    Is A10-6800K / A10-7700K/7800K (disregarding the GPU , just talking about CPU power) more powerful than phenom II x3 in real world performance?

    I have a phenom II x3 720 with a geforce gtx 650 video card, but on a AM3 motherboard, so can't get AMD FX CPU. I just happen to have a FM2+ motherboard, would getting the AMD A10 series (minus the GPU since I plan to use my old GTX 650 only and disable the A10 integrated one) be an upgrade over the phenom II x3? If it is an upgrade, is it a lot of upgrade or not that much? What about comparing the CPU power of A10 to that of a phenom II x4? II x6?

    And is the A8 /A6 /A4 CPU power even comparable to phenom II?

    Thanks!



    Also forgot to mention:
    If you aren't going to use discrete graphics, then buy the Athlon X4 750/760k since they're like 2/3 the price and they don't have any integrated graphics.
  3. The 6800k is a 4.1 ghz cpu, so yes it will be faster then your old Phenom II 720. You can also overclock the 6800k as well. For $150 its not a bad cpu.
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    Well your current CPU is way slower than the 6800K, though you're paying for that igpu in that CPU.
    Any phenom II x6 will beat the 6800K, the II x4 will have a slightly lower performance than the 6800K.

    BUT i think your best choice is the Athlon X4 760K, it's pretty cheap and performs about the same as the 6800K/phenom x4. ;)
    EDIT: just as someone above said too, lol.
  5. avenseth12 said:
    The 6800k is a 4.1 ghz cpu, so yes it will be faster then your old Phenom II 720. You can also overclock the 6800k as well. For $150 its not a bad cpu.

    The athlon is the same thing minus the integrated graphics and 70 dollars. It's a better deal by far if you already have a discrete GPU.
  6. NiCoM said:
    Well your current CPU is way slower than the 6800K, though you're paying for that igpu in that CPU.
    Any phenom II x6 will beat the 6800K, the II x4 will have a slightly lower performance than the 6800K.

    BUT i think your best choice is the Athlon X4 760K, it's pretty cheap and performs about the same as the 6800K/phenom x4. ;)
    EDIT: just as someone above said too, lol.


    and below I guess lol
  7. One quick question, can I use the same heatsink/fan that i used for the phoenom II x3 AM3 socket mmb for the athlon x4 760K FM2+ socket motherboard? would it fit?
  8. lendbz said:
    One quick question, can I use the same heatsink/fan that i used for the phoenom II x3 AM3 socket mmb for the athlon x4 760K FM2+ socket motherboard? would it fit?


    I believe it uses the same mounting method. Is it an aftermarket heatsink or the stock one? The Athlon comes with a heatsink anyways.
  9. I'm pretty sure AMD has kept their mounting method the same pretty much throughout all their platforms.
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