Swap e8400 for Phenom X6 Tags: CPUs Phenom Last response: April 28, 2010 12:56 PM in CPUs Share chainlash April 28, 2010 12:14:40 PM Hi I own a E8400 stock and wondering if replacing the e8400 with a phenom X6 1090T Thuban will give me noticeable improved performance in gaming I own 4gb of OCZ ddr2 @800mhz platinum ram and a 4870 1gb version im planning to move on to a 5870 or gtx 470 and a SSD so will the change of graphics card and diskdrive be enough or will changing the cpu give big improvements i want to be able to run games smooth @ 1680 X 1050 such as BF BC 2, GTA IX libertystories, Asasins creed, Crysis 2 changing the cpu and mobo for small gain just doesnt seem worth it. More about : swap e8400 phenom Wisecracker a c 112 à CPUs April 28, 2010 12:44:52 PM What mobo do you have? Can you OC to 3.6GHz? You may still find a second HD4870 for around $170. chainlash April 28, 2010 12:56:41 PM I have a Gigabyte EP43 ds3r mobo and using scyth ninja 2 to cool it running on stock speed i dont plan on getting a dnother dx10 card, i want to be able to get something future proof like dx11. but going back to the pain topic Being the CPU, would having 6 cores blow my e8400 out of the window and does it justify the upgrade for playing games like BF BC2, and other near future games? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs a Phenom II X6 1055T gonna bottleneck a R9 270X? Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X6 1055t temps. Forum Is it worth it to swap a core2duo e8400 for a core2quad q6600 Forum SolvedAthlon II x4 630 upgrade to Phenom II x6 1090 worth it? Forum SolvedPhenom II X6 1100T Fan running fast and hot Forum SolvedASUS M5A99X EVO+AMD Phenom II X6 1055t? Forum SolvedIs AMD Phenom II X6 1055 gonna bottleneck the R9 270X? Forum SolvedIs my Phenom II X6 1055t gonna bottleneck my GPU when gaming? Forum SolvedIs my Phenom II X6 gonna bottleneck the GeForce GTX 660 Ti? Forum SolvedIs my Phenom II X6 1055t gonna bottleneck my GPU? Forum SolvedWill Phenom II X6 1090T bottleneck gtx 770 and how to over clock Forum SolvedWill AMD Phenom II x6 1090T bottleneck Sapphire 7950 3GB? Forum SolvedAMD Phenom X6 1055T First Time overclocking Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X6 1100T & R9 280X? Forum SolvedPhenom II x6 1055t question Forum SolvedUpgrading from the Phenom II x6 1100t? Forum SolvedNew E8400 stuck at 2ghz x6 multiplier. Forum SolvedWill an AMD Phenom 1090T x6 bottleneck an Nvidia 760 gtx? Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X6 1055T with ASUS M4A88T-M Overclocking Forum Solvedamd phenom ii x6 1055t bottleneck hd 7870 crossfire Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !