I have a Phenom 2 x4 B50 @ 3.6 ghz that im looking to upgrade purely for gaming. According to 3dmark11's physics test my CPU sits between a Phenom 2 x4 940 and an intel i3 2100. After playing planetside 2 and seeing framerate in the 20's while my GPU is at 40% usage made me want something new. Im trying to decide weather to get a: FX 6300 FX 4170 FX 4300 FX 8320
Idealy I would like a 8350 but money doesnt grow on trees. Which of these would be best for gaming?
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The FX 8320 would be best since it has the most threads and you can overclock it to reach 4300 speeds easily. You do have a 970 or 990FX motherboard correct?
On a side note you could get the FX 4300 and overclock it to a higher clock rate than the FX 8350 to get a better gaming performance for less.
I have an Asus m5a97 evo MOBO, not sure on the chipset.