Sure you'll get a noticeable improvement, but you also have to factor in the cost of a new motherboard also.
Actually, he wouldn't. He's talking about the A8-3870K which is FM1 like his current A6.
As far as whether or not it's worth it, eh, I guess it's an OK upgrade, but I'd go with a more powerful CPU if you're upgrading. Something like a Phenom II X4 or i3 (or even a Pentium G CPU). You will of course need to get a new board for any of THOSE.