I plan on playing crysis 2. I currently have a Phenom ii x3 720 black edition. I have biostar A770E3 with 2x2gb Gskill ripjaw, saphire 6850, OCZ 60 gb agility 2 series SSD, and a 500 wt PSU. I'm wondering if upgrading to a phenom ii x6 1055t or 1075t. I'm wondering what would be the performance increase, since crysis 2 will (99.9% sure) be the new measuring stick when it comes out. I have a 500 gig WD to store the game on. Feel free to be a critic , but i don't have a ton of money. (Side note: will another 2x2gb Gskill ripjaw make a small difference)
I've just upgraded from an AMD 720BE X3 to an AMD 1090T X6. The difference is quite noticable on a few of todays games so I would have thought you would see a difference on Crysis 2 when it's out.
I used to run my 720BE at 3.6GHz, and now run my 1090T at 4.0GHz so the clock speeds will have an effect on my results though.
The 720BE is a very good chip, and when overclocked to 3.4+ it performs to the same level as AMD's high-end quad cores. There was even talk of AMD stopping making the 720BE for that very reason - not sure if they followed it up.
I would agree with both nerdbox and simon - overclock your current chip and it'll run just fine.. it's your GPU that you need to worry about with Crysis 2 at 1080p.
keep the opinions/comments coming , i want to make this a definitive answer for anyone that wants to check on it. what do you guys think the min/max for playing crysis 2 would be. the developers said they're gonna make it run MUCH better than the original while still having a nice polished game. I look forward to the future responses. (the responses so far are great btw )
The X3 is still a brilliant chip. I don't think you've need to upgrade to a full quad core if you can overclock the 720BE. You wouldn't see any difference in games (or nothing that warrants the money). The only thing you'd see a difference with if you got a X4 instead of a X3 would be better multitasking outside of gaming.