Looking to upgrade my processor for gaming needs.

Hey all, im looking to grab a new processor as my old one doesnt cut it for gaming anymore. Gets choppy in certain games. Im looking to go from

AMD Athlon II x2 260 3.2ghz

What ive been looking at is this one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Socket-Warranty/dp/B006G76LZY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356557988&sr=1-1

£100 is around my budget range. Please give feedback.

thanks all.
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  1. I agree with the man above, the FX series is an amazing CPU.
    If you have the cash, go for the eight core, and go get an H80 Cooler so you can overclock it and deal with the heat.
  2. I dont so much need to overclock it yet. As long as its a massive upgrade from my old one.
  3. Probably, seeing as your getting an extra 4 cores!:P
  4. "facedesk" true lol, ive just looked up the 8 coure, its a bit more expensive "lows of £114". But i dont think i can strech that far.
  5. You will problably be just fine with the 6 core anyway!x)
  6. I also recomend the FX series. I have an FX6300 which will give you one fps less than an i5 and is much cheaper than an i5.
  7. What would the FPS difference be like with the 6 core one linked?, i use a MSI GTX 550 ti GPu, and my CPU is above.
  8. Just checked my MoBo's CPU compatability, it doesnt seem to be able to have the bulldozer. Can take the phenom II x6 though.
  9. I would just go with the phenom, not worth another am3+ mobo and the pain of registering windows again after the upgrade.
  10. Ok well whatl the upgrade be like?, Will it be a big difference in frame rate?.
  11. what gpu do you have? In most games the GPU is where the bottle neck is not the cpu so it depends.
  12. Hard to say as hardware configurations can be highly variable.
    to get a general idea of the CPU check passmark's benchmarks.

    cite: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
    FX-6100 = ~5409
    x2 260 = ~1803

    In my experience:
    Any CPU that scores over 5k is good for gaming
    After 5k the GPU is the bottleneck
  13. My GPU is a MSI GTX 550 ti cyclone II.
  14. Not to bad.
    Can't really predict what the FPS difference will be though.
    The CPU upgrade should definitely help.
  15. Dreadbeard said:
    Hey all, im looking to grab a new processor as my old one doesnt cut it for gaming anymore. Gets choppy in certain games. Im looking to go from

    AMD Athlon II x2 260 3.2ghz

    What ive been looking at is this one.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Socket-Warranty/dp/B006G76LZY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356557988&sr=1-1

    £100 is around my budget range. Please give feedback.

    thanks all.



    For gaming your best choices at that budget:


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965/dp/B002SRQ214/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356645881&sr=1-1


    For this processor make sure your motherboard has a bios update for compatability.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX4300-Edition-4-0GHz-Socket/dp/B009O7YU3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356645174&sr=1-1
  16. oakcatton said:



    That processor is garbage for gaming actually.
  17. maxalge said:
    That processor is garbage for gaming actually.

    HATERS GON HATE
  18. My MoBo cannot handel either of the CPU's you linked, i can habdel a phenom 6 core, 2.8ghz and other lower core ones.
  19. Property Value
    Manufacturer FOXCONN
    Model A76GMV

    CPU AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 260 Processor
    Cpu Socket Socket AM3 (938)

    I think thats what my MoBo is, anything that is rgeat for gaming thatl fit on there please link.
  20. I would get a new mobo then. What do you have an am2 board?
  21. AM3. all above You post mate.
  22. linglingjr said:
    HATERS GON HATE



    One of my systems has a 1055t @ 3.8ghz.


    The 6100 is garbage for gaming.
  23. Dreadbeard said:
    My MoBo cannot handel either of the CPU's you linked, i can habdel a phenom 6 core, 2.8ghz and other lower core ones.



    http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Foxconn/A76GMV.html


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-Quad-Core-Processor-Warranty/dp/B002XNBQJQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356733549&sr=1-1


    Your motherboard has the 955, 1045t, and 945 in it's compatability list. All should be in your budget.

    Those are your best bet, the 955 would be best because it is fully unlocked for overclocking.


    But you cant go wrong with any of the three.
  24. Dreadbeard said:
    AM3. all above You post mate.

    I swear that wasn't there when I posted that...
  25. 6100 is garbage, whoever even thinks it's good for the money should be slapped in the face with a bass. Buy a 6300, it's a decent CPU.
    6100, what a joke...
  26. payturr said:
    6100 is garbage, whoever even thinks it's good for the money should be slapped in the face with a bass. Buy a 6300, it's a decent CPU.
    6100, what a joke...

    I have a 6300 :)
  27. linglingjr said:
    I have a 6300 :)

    And you a smart man for buying that!
  28. Dreadbeard said:



    No, most games are 1-2 cores.

    A 4 core is good, you will see a big difference compared to what you have now.
  29. Awsome, soon as i can afford it ill pick it up. thanks to everyone who helped.
  30. Sorry to sort of "necro" an old post. But, the 4 ore 3ghz AMD phenom one, i read a comment that said it already has thermal paste on it?, is that true or should i buy thermal paste for it?.
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