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December 26, 2012 8:12:19 PM

So im looking to upgrade my 2 core 2.8 GHz AMD cpu and i was jsut curious on which one of thes would be better

6 Core 3.3 GHz (3.9 GHz turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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4 Core 3.6 GHz (3.9 GHz turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 26, 2012 8:24:22 PM

The 6 core in most cases will be better, especially if you overclock it!
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December 26, 2012 8:31:12 PM

Yeah thats what i figured, but say like i would to save some money, would the 4 core do a pretty good job at the new games that come out
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December 27, 2012 2:38:14 AM

Yes, that mobo supports both, you can get the FX-4170.
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December 27, 2012 2:42:45 AM

Can we use the 2 cpus i listed. those r the ones im debating about buying. the question i need answer now is "but say like i would to save some money, would the 4 core do a pretty good job at the new games that come out?" (Since the 4core is currently cheaper then the 6 core)
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December 27, 2012 2:45:12 AM

All i'm saying is that the FX-4170 is the only one decent cpu on the bulldozer family, i wouldn't get the FX-4100 nor the FX-6100, but the recommended is a FX-6300 piledriver, but you said you can't afford it, so get the FX-4170, it's 120$.
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December 27, 2012 2:51:26 AM

can i get a link to what piledrive and bulldoze means please? (Newb on the terms of tech)
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December 27, 2012 2:13:47 PM

Gizmotist said:
can i get a link to what piledrive and bulldoze means please? (Newb on the terms of tech)


Bulldozer is last gen AMD microarchitecture.

Piledriver is the new one.

Bulldozer was considered to be one of the biggest fails in computers ever. Piledriver is actually decent

Naming scheme:
Bulldozer - X1XX (ex. 4100)
Piledriver - X3XX (ex. 6300)

Either get the Phenom II I listed above, 4170 or Piledriver.

Or go with Intel i3.
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