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Should I trade an FX 6300 for an i5 3570K? Which is best? Why?

I have a friend who can get me an i5 3570K and says it's a lot faster in general than my FX 6300 especially in games. Is that true?

Should I make the change?
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    GeekBench 3 (Multi-core)
    Data courtesy Primate Labs
    Core i5 3570
    9,904
    FX 6300
    7,871
    GeekBench 3 (Single core)
    Data courtesy Primate Labs
    Core i5 3570
    3,072
    FX 6300
    2,053
    GeekBench 3 (AES single core)
    Data courtesy Primate Labs
    Core i5 3570
    2,580,000 MB/s
    FX 6300
    2,290,000 MB/s
    GeekBench (32-bit)
    Data courtesy Primate Labs
    Core i5 3570
    9,892
    FX 6300
    7,447
    GeekBench (64-bit)
    Data courtesy Primate Labs
    Core i5 3570
    10,445
    FX 6300
    8,232
    GeekBench
    Core i5 3570
    13,173
    FX 6300
    9,503
    PassMark
    Data courtesy Passmark
    Core i5 3570
    6,994
    FX 6300
    6,444
    PassMark (Single Core)
    Core i5 3570
    1,989
    FX 6300
    1,446
  2. Rafael Mestdag said:
    I have a friend who can get me an i5 3570K and says it's a lot faster in general than my FX 6300 especially in games. Is that true?

    Should I make the change?


    Assuming it is 1) free, and 2) you are also getting the motherboard....sure.
    It is faster.
  3. Rafael Mestdag said:
    I have a friend who can get me an i5 3570K and says it's a lot faster in general than my FX 6300 especially in games. Is that true?

    Should I make the change?


    It's true. The FX 6300 has 6 cores packed into 3 modules, but each core is relatively weak on its own. It excels in things like file compression, but suffers greatly in tasks that require fast cores (like gaming).

    The i5 3570K is a great CPU, and it looks like some motherboards for it are still reasonably priced. With a reasonable cooler, this will kick the crap out of that FX 6300 in gaming.
  4. I need to ask....who would want the FX and give away the 3570K though? lol :)
  5. leigh76 said:
    I need to ask....who would want the FX and give away the 3570K though? lol :)


    I'll give him about 100 bucks in the trade.
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