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Would My FPS Improve With A i5?

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November 16, 2012 3:57:25 AM

I have a AMD FX 8120 and a Radeon HD 6870, would my framerates improve if I got a i5 (like a 3570k)?

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November 16, 2012 4:08:16 AM

It would depend on the game, what settings you play, and other factors. Chances are that there's be a difference, but you'd probably be better off just overclocking that 8120 anyway. You'd have to spend a lot of money on an i5 and motherboard when you could simply keep what you have and overclock, maybe with a cheap CPU cooler if yours isn't good enough.
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November 16, 2012 4:58:00 AM

melikepie said:
I have a AMD FX 8120 and a Radeon HD 6870, would my framerates improve if I got a i5 (like a 3570k)?

You'd see a bigger improvement by using that money on a second 6870 or a GTX 670/ HD 7970.
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November 16, 2012 5:07:23 AM

melikepie said:
I have a AMD FX 8120 and a Radeon HD 6870, would my framerates improve if I got a i5 (like a 3570k)?


Not Really... You won't see a big Improvement in the framerates.

Since, most of the games' performance is dependant on GPU, rather than CPU, it will be wise if you invest in a Good GPU (at least HD 7850).
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November 16, 2012 9:50:59 AM

You would see an increase in fps yes, but most games today are fine with cpu, it is the gpu that is maxing out. If you get a second 6870 you will see a large increase in performance though that is assuming you have a PSU to hand crossfire and a mono w/2x pci 16x expansion slots and also that the game support crossfire. But you will see a larger fps gain for less is you get a second 6870.
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November 16, 2012 9:56:14 AM

The would only see a difference in skyrim and Rts games. As others have already said more GPU muscle is better
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November 16, 2012 12:36:46 PM

Crossfire for better performance. If your mobo does not support XFire, then a new more powerful graphic card.
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November 16, 2012 1:15:25 PM

I say use the money for a better gpu. That will have more of a improvement than a cpu upgrade.
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November 17, 2012 12:50:01 AM

burritobob said:
You would see an increase in fps yes, but most games today are fine with cpu, it is the gpu that is maxing out. If you get a second 6870 you will see a large increase in performance though that is assuming you have a PSU to hand crossfire and a mono w/2x pci 16x expansion slots and also that the game support crossfire. But you will see a larger fps gain for less is you get a second 6870.

I got another one but I sold it because major shuttering on ultra for battlefield 3, because it seems it was a RAM issue.
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December 8, 2012 6:48:52 AM

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