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AMD FX-8150 8 Core Black Edition OR Fx-6100 6 Core?

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Anonymous
June 16, 2012 1:53:26 PM

I am building a gaming rig and I need to know if I should go for the FX 8 Core, which retails at $200 or just buy the 6 Core, for $130. I won't be doing hardcore stuff like HD video editing and I don't think that I need 8 cores. I realize that most games run on 4 cores only, but I still think 6 Cores is good to have. In fact, this is the one I want to buy, I am just not sure if it will affect performance. I am only going to be playing games like GTA 4 and other games released around that era. Thanks for all your support,

Tim

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June 16, 2012 2:08:20 PM

i dont really know much about AMD cpu's but i know that 8 cores is overkill, and so is 6 TBH, most games only use 2 cores with the exception of a few that use 4 cores for multiplayer, if i was in your situation i would seriously consider getting an i5 3570k

for an extra $20 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it will be far better than both of the other CPU's for gaming.
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June 16, 2012 2:18:05 PM

to put bluntly, a core i5 2500k or higher would be better for gaming unless you already possess an amd chipset motherboard. fx8150 chokes current gfx cards in gaming, fx 6xxx does it worse. a 2500k+gtx670 would be quite powerful for latest games.
if you must get an fx cpu, then yes, the fx 8150 would be the better buy.
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Anonymous
June 16, 2012 2:51:15 PM

Best answer selected by greendayxx66.
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June 16, 2012 2:52:12 PM

de5_Roy said:
to put bluntly, a core i5 2500k or higher would be better for gaming unless you already possess an amd chipset motherboard. fx8150 chokes current gfx cards in gaming, fx 6xxx does it worse. a 2500k+gtx670 would be quite powerful for latest games.
if you must get an fx cpu, then yes, the fx 8150 would be the better buy.

Alright, thanks, I will probably get the i5 CPU and motherboard o go along with it.
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