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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core:: 2.6 GHz

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December 28, 2007 9:38:19 AM


Where would my processor show on this Toms Hardware chart?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/desktop-cpu-charts...

I suspect a little above the Athlon 64 x2 5200+ but would like a sage like person to try and be a little more accurate.

The CPU I have at the moment is socket 939.
Which CPU (if any) could I upgrade to and what kind of % CPU performance increase could I expect?

I should probably mention that I largely use my PC for gaming and a bullet point spec would be:
2GB RAM
GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB x2 (SLI'ed)

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December 28, 2007 9:50:25 AM

Your stuck - that's the fastest 939 cpu available - same as the 185 Opti but has an unlocked multiplier.

Overclock it.
December 28, 2007 10:19:23 AM

What Reynod said... end of the road for 939. That said... it's STILL not a bad processor.

Unless you're just a rabid, hard-core gamer I imagine you can make it another 6 months to a year with your rig... but at that point, you'll probably be forced to upgrade.
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December 28, 2007 3:12:55 PM

Thanks for the confirmations chaps.
Maybe this time next year I'll look to do a motherboard upgrade :) 
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December 28, 2007 3:21:46 PM

as others said, OC your CPU and also add another 2GB RAM + 8800GT for even better performance
December 28, 2007 3:33:37 PM

Snaul said:
Where would my processor show on this Toms Hardware chart?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/desktop-cpu-charts...

I should probably mention that I largely use my PC for gaming and a bullet point spec would be:
2GB RAM
GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB x2 (SLI'ed)


You probably will have to look at the 2006 charts for a comparison.

As to the FX60, I can overclock mine to 3.1 ghz, but they vary in overclocks between 2.8 and 3.2 ghz. The main thing I'd change on your machine is the graphics cards. A new 8800 GT512 or 8800 GTS 512, or an ATI 3870 if you want, would make a world of difference in gameplay. I can run Crysis on my FX60 machine with the 8800 GTS 640, so I think your 939 should be able to run well for another year.
December 28, 2007 3:38:28 PM

2 gb ram is plenty for a 32 bit OS and easier to OC... the video card upgrade may be a good option. I have mine at 3.0 ghz with an OC'd 8800 GTS 640 and it is more than competitive at present. Benchmarks at A64 x2 6000+ levels. 3dmarks06 at 10,083. Make sure you have a good aftermarket cooler because the FX60 is a space heater!
December 28, 2007 3:55:20 PM

Yep, as far as processor goes you're pretty much stuck. OC might be an option; I suggest you buy a better cooler though... something like a Zalman 9700 or Scythe Ninja.

You could also sell off your 7800GTX cards... they should sell for atleast $100 each and use the money towards an HD 3870 or 8800GT 512MB.
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December 28, 2007 4:30:26 PM

^Agreed.
December 28, 2007 5:28:36 PM

You really think that a single 8800 would be noticably better than a couple of 7800 GTX 512MB, SLI'ed?
December 28, 2007 5:32:38 PM

Snaul said:
You really think that a single 8800 would be noticably better than a couple of 7800 GTX 512MB, SLI'ed?


Yes. Those 7800 GTXs were great in their day, but that day is in the past. Be sure to look for a 8800GT 512 or GTS 512, though. The older 8800s weren't quite as good as the new ones.
December 28, 2007 6:48:19 PM

I don't understand why some predict a time period of how long a processor will still be capable, just upgrade when it can no longer keep up with the demands asked of it (when ever that may be).
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