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Which processor socket and processor is best for my rig?

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February 24, 2012 10:03:47 PM

I want to upgrade my rig and I don't know which processor socket and which processor is best for my rig. I am using Intel right now and never used AMD processor. Is AMD AM3+ or FM1uPGA is latest? And in Intel for i3 model which processor socket is latest? I want to buy only motherboard and processor.
February 24, 2012 10:11:44 PM

one_love said:
I want to upgrade my rig and I don't know which processor socket and which processor is best for my rig. I am using Intel right now and never used AMD processor. Is AMD AM3+ or FM1uPGA is latest? And in Intel for i3 model which processor socket is latest? I want to buy only motherboard and processor.



X79 chipset LGA 2011 socket is the latest, Sandy Bridge-E Intel core i7 3930K, these are latest high end Motherboard and CPU.
February 24, 2012 10:38:02 PM

aqe040466 said:
X79 chipset LGA 2011 socket is the latest, Sandy Bridge-E Intel core i7 3930K, these are latest high end Motherboard and CPU.

Thanks for your quick reply. Can you tell me INTEL or AMD is better? AMD 3.6 GHz AM3+ FX4100 Processor is costing same as Intel 3.1 GHz LGA1155 Core i3-2100 Processor. Which is better?
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February 24, 2012 10:54:47 PM
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for similar and if have budget ... then I suggest A6-3650

i3-2100- $124
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
FX-4100 - $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A6-3650 - $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Benchmark
A6 3650 VS FX-4100 VS i3-2100
4633 VS 4042 VS 3856

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
February 24, 2012 11:07:44 PM

If you need stronger CPU performance, go with Intel (LGA 1155). If you need stronger integrated graphics performance go with an AMD APU (socket FM1).
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February 24, 2012 11:21:29 PM

one_love said:
Thanks for your quick reply. Can you tell me INTEL or AMD is better? AMD 3.6 GHz AM3+ FX4100 Processor is costing same as Intel 3.1 GHz LGA1155 Core i3-2100 Processor. Which is better?


The gaming tests show the results are too close to call between these two . If you were gaming you wouldnt be able to tell which one was in a computer by just using it .

In multimedia and office applications the FX is the better processor , because it can run 4 real threads [ the i3 has two real threads and two virtual ""hyper" threads ] , and that will mean when you are multitasking its less likely to get slowed down . Again there wont be much in it .

At full speed the FX uses a little more power , but unless you are running at 100% 24/7 its not going to make any difference you will notice .

IMO buy on price , and that means the FX since the mb's are also better featured . Make sure you use an AM3+ board with either a 970 or 990 series chipset . These start at about $85
February 25, 2012 8:02:03 AM

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