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FX 6100 vs Phenom II 965BE vs 960T

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September 14, 2012 5:06:04 PM

OK, so about a week ago, I posted a thread that put the FX4100 and 965 against each other for a gaming CPU. The 965 was the favorite of the group. But now the FX6100 suddenly dropped in price in the shop I'm looking at. It's now a bit cheaper than the 965. The 960T on the other hand is a bit more expensive than the 965. I will be pairing the winning CPU with an Asrock 970 PRO3, 8GB Kingston 1333Mhz RAM, CoolerMaster Elite 460 RS-460-PSAP-J3 PSU, AMD HD6750 1GB GDDR5 and a CoolerMaster Hyper TX 3 cooler. So which one will perform the best in Battlefield 3?
Thanks in advance.

~UnlimitedBanana

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September 14, 2012 5:13:48 PM

965BE by a mile.

The 6100 performs worse than the 4100 in games because it's slower. If you overclocked it 300mhz, it would perform on par with the 4100. If you must go AMD I would recommend the 965BE first. 960T is okay if you can overclock it. FX4170 is the next best choice.

I'd seriously consider a better video card if you expect to play Battlefield 3, and that psu is a joke.
September 14, 2012 5:15:31 PM

geekapproved said:
965BE by a mile.

The 6100 performs worse than the 4100 in games because it's slower.

I'd seriously consider a better video card if you expect to play Battlefield 3, and that psu is a joke.


Haha, I was already told that. The Graphics card was bought to replace an 8600GT 512MB when BF3 released, and the PSU to power the Card. It's good enough to power my system, not much more though.
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September 14, 2012 5:42:33 PM

I have Phenom ii x4 965 black edition 3.4ghz.
And it is really fast, best bang for the buck. :) 
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September 14, 2012 5:57:50 PM

What resolution is your monitor?
September 14, 2012 5:59:45 PM

geekapproved said:
What resolution is your monitor?

1440x900. I'm not looking for Ultra Graphics. It's just that with my Athlon x2 6000+ I get about 25FPS on low in BF3. My friend with an Athlon II x3 @3.2Ghz with my Graphics card and the same PSU get's 45FPS on high...
September 14, 2012 6:02:27 PM

geekapproved said:
What resolution is your monitor?

Hello if your question is for me, my resolution is 1920x1080.
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September 14, 2012 6:28:27 PM

UnlimitedBanana said:
1440x900. I'm not looking for Ultra Graphics. It's just that with my Athlon x2 6000+ I get about 25FPS on low in BF3. My friend with an Athlon II x3 @3.2Ghz with my Graphics card and the same PSU get's 45FPS on high...


That's because BF3 MP uses more than 2 cores. A better graphics card would really make a difference along with a quad core cpu.



You should look at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

September 14, 2012 6:36:49 PM

Newegg doesn't ship (At least to my knowledge) to where I live. If you know how it can ship to Bulgaria, I would be grateful :) 
September 14, 2012 8:08:08 PM

The 965 paired with like a Radeon HD 7850 will probably let you get close to 45-55FPS in BF3 on Ultra if you're playing at 1440x900. More if you push that CPU with some overclocking.
September 14, 2012 8:15:53 PM

Yeah, I was planning on an HD7850, but that's a bit far in the future, maybe by the end of the school year I will have enough for it and a new PSU to go with it ;) 
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September 14, 2012 8:30:55 PM

a 960t can possibly be unlocked to 6 cores if that matters at all, there not always stable or even work.
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September 14, 2012 8:35:19 PM

That would make the chip a Thuban instead of a Deneb, and they don't overclock half as well, I'd make sure I went for a known quantity myself if gaming was my aim
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September 14, 2012 9:10:37 PM

I would definitely go with the Phenom II 965. From the benchmarks done the 6000 Bulldozers are some of the worst performers in games, even worse than the 4100’s and they aren’t great either. You should be able to get decent frame rates from the 965 when paired with a good video card.
September 15, 2012 7:01:31 AM

Okay, thanks then guys, this just confirms for me that the PII 965 is the best AMD gaming CPU :) 
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September 15, 2012 7:06:32 AM

No probs man,
Moto
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