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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Wisecracker CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Swap e8400 for Phenom X6> Related ressources: ForumPhenom II X6 1100T 16GB vs i7 950 24GB for VMWare and Virtualbox ForumAMD PHENOM 1100T X6 HELP HELP !! ForumFX 6100 Vs AMD Phenom II X6 1045T? (Without OC) ForumAmd phenom II x6 1045t vs amd phenom II X5 Black Edition 965 ForumPhenom ii X6 1045t with a H60 ForumFrom FX6100 to PHenom X6 ForumPhenom X6 or FX-6100 from Phenom X2 ForumAMD Phenom II X6 1090T? ForumUpgrade from Athlon II x4 640 to Phenom II x6 1090t? ForumA8-3850 APU vs ( Phenom II X6 1100T + Radeon HD 6570) ForumPhenom II X4 830 vs. Phenom II X6 1045T ForumPhenom II x6 pc boots up but no video whats the problem ForumWhat graphics card with phenom ii x6 ForumIs this compatible? ForumAMD vs INTEL ( corei 7 930 vs phenom ii x6 1090) ForumI want to ask if a AM2+ with AMD Phenom II 6x 1055T Forum[Solved] How much should I sell my Phenom II x4 810 Retail CPU for? ForumAthlon II X4 630 Vs. Phenom II X4 945? ForumPhenom II X6? Opteron? Forum[Solved] Intel i5 750 or AMD phenom II x4 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !