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February 15, 2012 2:32:56 PM

Hello,

I currently have a AMD Phenom 2 X4 840 3.2GHZ, I'm looking to upgrade to Intel Sandy Bridge and i'm wondering if the intel G850 will out performe my current CPU. I know any other sandy Brigde CPU will, i'm just wondering if this chip will.

I play a lot of high-end games and the system will include this:

8GB DDR3 1866MHZ
600W PSU
ASUS Z68 Motherboard
Geforce 560 TI Superclocked
(Mabey) Intel G850

Will this build still allow me to to play the game i want, MW3, BLOPS, Rage, BF3, Skyrim Etc....

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February 15, 2012 2:41:38 PM

The g850 have only 2 cores, in some games this cpu can be worst than your x4 840;

if you wan't a good cpu for gaming with 560 ti, go for i5 2500 great cpu.
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February 15, 2012 2:51:47 PM

According to the Gaming CPU Hierarchy chart, you probably won't see a huge difference. Some games will see a noticable increase from more cores but most won't. I'd soldier along with the G850 until you can save up enough to buy a i5-2500K. There's no way to get anywhere near that kind of performance from your current motherboard. On a new build, I've always found the CPU to be the best place to skimp initially and then upgrade it 6-9 months later. I often spend less that way than if I'd bought the faster CPU from the beginning, which I couldn't afford in the first place.
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February 15, 2012 2:52:58 PM

lucasrivers said:
Hello,

I currently have a AMD Phenom 2 X4 840 3.2GHZ, I'm looking to upgrade to Intel Sandy Bridge and i'm wondering if the intel G850 will out performe my current CPU. I know any other sandy Brigde CPU will, i'm just wondering if this chip will.

I play a lot of high-end games and the system will include this:

8GB DDR3 1866MHZ
600W PSU
ASUS Z68 Motherboard
Geforce 560 TI Superclocked
(Mabey) Intel G850

Will this build still allow me to to play the game i want, MW3, BLOPS, Rage, BF3, Skyrim Etc....


the phenom II x4 840 is just an athlon II x4 with a higher clock speed. as is you should be able to play any of those games you mentioned, especially if you can OC the CPU.

the intel G850 will give you better performance in games that are dual core optimized but its a wash and not worth the upgrade for most other games that are multi core optimized. if you really want to go with intel and upgrade from your current CPU performance, I would start looking at the i3-2100 dual cores and work your way up based on your budget.

if you want to stick with AMD, look for something like the phenom II x4 955 or 960T and OC to 3.8ghz+
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February 15, 2012 2:58:25 PM

ricardois said:
The g850 have only 2 cores, in some games this cpu can be worst than your x4 840;

if you wan't a good cpu for gaming with 560 ti, go for i5 2500 great cpu.


Not all about cores, IMO the g850 would be no worse but not so good that it would be worth it. If you really want sandy bridge though then go for the i5 2500k That cpu will still be great in 3-4 years
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February 15, 2012 3:17:58 PM

840 have unlockable cores and cache, that extra cache will give you a boost of 10-20 percent.

G850 and ph2 840 are almost equal in performance, so either use your current cpu or save more to get a i5
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February 15, 2012 3:35:22 PM

Hey,

Well i don't have the money to get an i5 2500, so what everyone is saying is i would be better of starting with a core i3.

thanks guys
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February 15, 2012 3:36:02 PM

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February 15, 2012 3:37:37 PM

according to this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

the G850 hangs with the (stock) phenom II big boys. look at the specific benchies in the previous pages to see where they swap blows. however i am not sure if there *could* a situation where you might suspect it bottlenecking the 560 ti. though the test system was with a 7970 so that might be doubtful.

as much as everyone seems to like the i3 2100 i went with the 2120, a little more bang for the buck, and though i do not play skyrim or BF3 i am very happy with the experience i have in MW3 and rage with the 550ti i picked up also.
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February 15, 2012 6:58:26 PM

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