A10-5800k vs AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE

Ok, so my current cpu cant play guild wars 2 very well (12~30fps in populated areas) I am looking for an upgrade and I know intel is the best way to go, but I dont have the money for an intel board and cpu.

I know the A10-5800k doesnt have L3 caches but I have a Asus EAH 6670 ----->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121442

The A10-5800k dual-gpus with the 6670, so I cant decided if the boost of graphics will be better then getting the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE which has 6MB L3 cache

Thanks for reading!

Gaming Resolution: 1920x1080
Hoping to play Guild Wars 2 60+fps (in populated areas)
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  1. What is your board?
  2. Ok, to get a few things stright, The A10-5800K needs a board that has an FM2 socket, While the Phenom II x4 965 needs an AM2+ (Note the plus) or AM3 socket. So AM2+/AM3 is not compatible with the FM2 socket, Pin layout is different.

    Out of the 2 I would pick the Phenom II x4 965 with an AM2+/AM3 board, That will give you the best performance out of the 2.

    Also if you into overclocking I would get the Phenom II x4 955 and OC it a little, its cheaper, Or heck even cheaper get the Athlon II x4 640, Lacks the cache but isn't a big deal in gaming.

    A10-5800K has an on board video card which is way it uses the FM2 socket, since you have a video card, I wouldn't worry to much about the A10-5800K.
  3. ^^ Beside that, what are the advantages of using the phenom than the currently released a10-5800K. I'm interested in thread, cause as of now, I'm thinking which one I should buy.
  4. Actually, the Phenom II can use AM3 or AM3+. I'd wait two weeks and get the Piledriver FX-4350.
  5. If the Vishera is much better than Phenoms, then I'm gonna wait. Phenom are pretty outdated processor, but are still good.
  6. I am really considering the A10-8500k due to the dual graphics, because I have the 6670 Graphics card
  7. is your 6670 a DDR3 or DDR5?
  8. what's the current configuration you're thinking of putting a different processor in. and don't forget operating system/power supply and monitor resolution ?
  9. I have the DDR5 6670, Link to newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121442

    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Motherboards not an issue: I know they both use different sockets
    Power Supply not an issue
    Windows 7 64-bit
  10. if all you're worried about is Guild Wars 2 the new APU may run it fine without the extra card. Having the extra card should enhance that......... however, that would be a guess because i could only find these recommended system requirements on one site ........................

    Minimum Requirements

    Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
    Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+
    GD CPU hardware score: 4
    GeForce 7800 GS
    Radeon X1800 Series 256MB
    GD GPU hardware score: 3
    2 GB
    GD RAM hardware score: 4
    Win Xp 32
    DX 9
    25 GB


    GD Adjusted Requirements

    Core 2 Duo E8190 2.6GHz
    Athlon II X2 235e
    GD CPU hardware score: 5
    GeForce GT 240
    Radeon HD 5570 512MB
    GD GPU hardware score: 4
    4 GB
    GD RAM hardware score: 6
    Win Xp 32
    DX 9
    25 GB


    Recommended Requirements

    Core 2 Quad Q6400 2.13GHz
    Phenom 9650 Quad-Core
    GD CPU hardware score: 5
    GeForce GTS 450 2GB DDR3
    Radeon HD 5670 1024MB
    GD GPU hardware score: 6
    4 GB
    GD RAM hardware score: 6
    Win 7 64
    DX 10
    25 GB
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