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Phenom x4 to new piledriver?

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November 17, 2012 2:40:31 AM

upgrade from phenom II x4 980 BE to fx 8350 or fx 6200 or wight for haswell

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November 17, 2012 2:55:42 AM

Wait for Haswell. Since you already have the Phenom II X4, moving to the Piledriver chips wouldn't give you a significant upgrade to justify the price :) 
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November 17, 2012 3:11:24 AM

It's a fair upgrade, but probably not worth the cost, unless you can sell the 980 for a decent amount to make up for it. Probably depends how much your apps rely on multithreaded performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/362?vs=697

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November 17, 2012 3:11:35 AM

if you are utilizing all the cores on the 8350 you will notice the difference
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November 17, 2012 3:13:06 AM

i doubt i use all four i have now lol i just game with 560 ti il probly be aswomely employed by haswell time so il get a 1k vid card to live the best life for one in my budget life 8*(
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November 17, 2012 3:13:37 AM

wait would the 8350 be good for pcsx2 and dolphin cuse then..... id consider not waiting
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November 17, 2012 3:16:36 AM

If you're just using your rig for gaming, then just wait for Haswell. FX-8350 is a decent gaming CPU, but it's not a significant upgrade in games if you already have the X4 980.

If you were doing video/photo editing on the other hand, it would be a different story. But since you aren't, waiting is your best bet.
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November 17, 2012 3:25:05 AM

cool man thanks
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November 17, 2012 3:27:27 AM

You're welcome :) 
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November 17, 2012 3:29:26 AM

would be better off investing in a good watercooling unit and overclocking the crap out of the phenom. or ditch the whole lot and go intel.
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November 17, 2012 3:29:35 AM

What video card do you have? That might be a better use of upgrade money.
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November 17, 2012 3:32:05 AM

twelve25 said:
What video card do you have? That might be a better use of upgrade money.

OP stated he had a 560 Ti.
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November 17, 2012 3:32:45 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
would be better off investing in a good watercooling unit and overclocking the crap out of the phenom. or ditch the whole lot and go intel.

I would be against this...might as well upgrade to an Intel set-up if he were to invest in a custom loop. From what I know, they'll run you around $200 for a WC kit, and that's just a CPU-loop.
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November 17, 2012 3:34:40 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
would be better off investing in a good watercooling unit and overclocking the crap out of the phenom. or ditch the whole lot and go intel.


Good WCing requires a lot of money, or it will give crap performance. It would be cheaper to go with a more efficient CPU and a good air cooler.
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November 17, 2012 3:35:17 AM

It might benefit you if you want to run a PS2 emulator. If I'm not mistaken, the Phenom 2s lack the ssse3 instruction set which you need to run them at full speed
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November 17, 2012 5:10:31 AM

for now i would hold off buying any other cpu form amd for a desktop. piledriver does have some advantages over bulldozer but you really do want to wait and see if there actually any better because they may werll not be to the average user who isnt using highly threaded apps 24/7 365.
id you have a solid perfomer like an amd phenom 2 6-9 series then stick with that for the time being.
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November 26, 2012 11:24:38 PM

Thanks all il prob hold off and go all out wit hasswell new rig thanks for input
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February 7, 2013 4:13:53 AM

Best answer selected by ssvegeta96.
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