Upgrade from FX 6100 to i5 2500k?

Hai :D.
So, short story short, I have crossfired 6870s and an FX 6100 @ 4.2 ghz, getting bad scaling in games, wondering if it is worth it to get an i5 2500k and overclock as far as I can. If I do get it, the mobo is the Gigabyte UD3H-B3. Will cost me about $370 for the upgrade.
So, is it worth it?
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  1. Another thing I thought of doing was to get a GTX 680, keep the FX, and wait a year or two and get an Ivy bridge prosessor? Too many options, not enough $ :(
  2. the cheapest and easiest is as some have mentioned,get a 965,975,980.(I believe new egg still has them)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103923

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103935


    My 980 couldnt bottleneck my crossfire 6950's,so you'll be fine going that route.
  3. chawliethefair said:
    Hai :D.
    So, short story short, I have crossfired 6870s and an FX 6100 @ 4.2 ghz, getting bad scaling in games, wondering if it is worth it to get an i5 2500k and overclock as far as I can. If I do get it, the mobo is the Gigabyte UD3H-B3. Will cost me about $370 for the upgrade.
    So, is it worth it?


    Well I have the FX-6100 and my 560's SLI should be equal to your 6870's in crossfire and I have no problems with scaling or bottlenecking in any game I run. I run them all at max settings 60fps + in everything but bf3. And I only drop to about 50fps in BF3 when I do drop down at times in certain multiplayer maps. 1920 x 1080p resolution also.
  4. chase3567 said:
    Well I have the FX-6100 and my 560's SLI should be equal to your 6870's in crossfire and I have no problems with scaling or bottlenecking in any game I run. I run them all at max settings 60fps + in everything but bf3. And I only drop to about 50fps in BF3 when I do drop down at times in certain multiplayer maps. 1920 x 1080p resolution also.


    IDK maybe your getting lucky with driver combos or something, my crossfire WORKS in most games that support it and the performance increase over 1 card is there, but FPS are not as high as some tech sites reviews.
    For instance Far Cry 2. My average FPS in the benchmark is 85fps at 1080p, while guru3d's benchmark was 133 FPS @1920x1200.

    I did however absolutely kill Tom's hardware AVP benchmarks with average at 140-150.

    All in all one thing I have learned from this experience, avoid multi-gpu setups (hate micro-stuttering), and do more research on CPU crossfire scaling.
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