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Upgrade to 3870K?

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July 22, 2012 6:41:38 AM

Specs:
A6-3650 oc'd to 3GHz
EVGA GTX 560 non-Ti
Patriot 2x4GB G2 1333MHz DDR3
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM
(soon) Intel 520-series 120GB SSD

Would an upgrade to the 3870K have a noticeable performance increase in gaming and general PC usage?

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July 22, 2012 7:08:31 AM

Sure you'll get a noticeable improvement, but you also have to factor in the cost of a new motherboard also.

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July 22, 2012 7:14:37 AM
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abekl said:
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.
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July 22, 2012 6:10:05 PM

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July 22, 2012 6:11:11 PM

Alright... just so I don't have to start a new thread for this question, can I ask it too: would an upgrade to the A10-5800K and FM2 motherboard be a good upgrade? If so... is the IGP in the 5800K much better than the 6530D/6550D?
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July 22, 2012 10:33:15 PM

reboh79 said:
Alright... just so I don't have to start a new thread for this question, can I ask it too: would an upgrade to the A10-5800K and FM2 motherboard be a good upgrade? If so... is the IGP in the 5800K much better than the 6530D/6550D?


That would probably be a much better upgrade based just on the CPU power of the A10 alone. And the IGP is a good bit better as well, from what I understand.
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