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October 27, 2012 12:30:55 PM

Hello!

I want to build a new AMD sistem and I'm undecided if I should go with the A10-5800K APU or the new 6300FX coupled with my old GeForce 9600gt. The FX has 3 modules and the apu 2 modules; I did'n find any benchmarks to compare the apu core vs de fx core...
I would use this PC mainly for movies, ocasional gaming on a 22" LCD, surfing the internet...

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October 27, 2012 1:05:46 PM

As you have a dedicated graphics card i would suggest the 6300FX with it's 3 modules/6 cores. The main difference with the A10-5800k APU is that it has built in graphics. The 9600gt is getting to be quite old now for games but depending on what games you play it should be fine on mostly medium detail settings
October 27, 2012 2:13:11 PM

why dont you have a look at the phenom ii x6 series. There still really good and keep up to the fx series (which were a big dissapointment) Cheaper aswell on amazon anyway. Can i ask you why Amd ??? . I used to always use amd, but then decided to use intel i5 2550k and beats any amd dont know about piledrivee but definatly and athlon, phenom or fx prossesor amd have realesed. Get back to me if you need anything.
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October 27, 2012 2:35:23 PM

What do you have at present? You may get away with simply updating your graphics card until such a t ime as you can update th erest of the machine. The simple fact is that no matter what else you update the 9800GT will hold it back.
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October 27, 2012 2:36:43 PM

Get the fx-6300 since you already have a 9600gt. the built in graphics on the A10 is roughly equivalent to 9600gt anyway.
and in future if you wwanna upgrade to something like 7850 then fx-6300 will serve you better
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October 27, 2012 4:58:13 PM

I say you should budget a little bit and spend the extra $20 on the FX-8320, That's just me though. I'd deff go FX though, better processing power compared to the APUs.
October 27, 2012 5:11:33 PM

I prefer a new cpu series, that has the newest instructions and is better suited for the future (I don't invest that much in my PC and I don't plan on upgrading in the near future)
Why AMD? Beacause it's cheaper. And beacause I currently have an AMD X2 4000+ procesor that I bought almost 6 years ago and I've played Crysis 2 on minimum settings, Darkiders 2, Mass Effect 3, Starcraft 2;
On the Intel side I've had a Pentium 4 3,2 ghz Prescott that runs very hot and it's hyperthreading is almos unnoticeable.

P.S. I'm a very stubborn man :) 
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October 27, 2012 5:12:40 PM

mohit9206 said:
Get the fx-6300 since you already have a 9600gt. the built in graphics on the A10 is roughly equivalent to 9600gt anyway.
and in future if you wwanna upgrade to something like 7850 then fx-6300 will serve you better


no, the built in graphics is much better than the 9600gt. That was a budget card when it was introduced.
October 27, 2012 5:17:01 PM

I intend on building a new system and I've had my doubts on going with the APU, and later buying a dedicated GPU or going with the FX and temporary keeping my gt9600, and then buyng a 7770 or something like that.

I think the IGP on the APU is slower than my 9600gt on directx 9 mainly because of slower memory
October 27, 2012 5:22:16 PM

Thanks to your opinions now I strongly incline on going with the FX6300, and later buying a new video card.
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October 27, 2012 7:21:05 PM

EduardBT said:
Thanks to your opinions now I strongly incline on going with the FX6300, and later buying a new video card.


You'll still get better performance with the FX 6300 and a better video card. Have fun and enjoy your faster PC!
October 27, 2012 9:50:35 PM

EduardBT said:
I prefer a new cpu series, that has the newest instructions and is better suited for the future (I don't invest that much in my PC and I don't plan on upgrading in the near future)
Why AMD? Beacause it's cheaper. And beacause I currently have an AMD X2 4000+ procesor that I bought almost 6 years ago and I've played Crysis 2 on minimum settings, Darkiders 2, Mass Effect 3, Starcraft 2;
On the Intel side I've had a Pentium 4 3,2 ghz Prescott that runs very hot and it's hyperthreading is almos unnoticeable.

P.S. I'm a very stubborn man :) 


Intel is not as hot now and is lower on power consumption than they used to be. The only reason to go AMD right now is to keep them afloat. But I would go with Sandy bridge 2600k or Ivy's 3540k. my personal sugestion.
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October 27, 2012 9:59:38 PM

blackpanther26 said:
Intel is not as hot now and is lower on power consumption than they used to be. The only reason to go AMD right now is to keep them afloat. But I would go with Sandy bridge 2600k or Ivy's 3540k. my personal sugestion.


Unless if you live by Microcenter and Fry's, AMD is way cheaper... He's only buying what he can afford.
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October 28, 2012 3:57:00 AM

Good choice with the 6300. That is a plan. The next gen APU that will upgrade the APU, might be delayed (or not, still will be 9+ months regardless) and an upgrade (even if you have the money) would have to wait.
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