What's better?

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=N82E16819103962

or

4 Core 3.6 GHz (3.9 GHz turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996
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  1. The 6 core in most cases will be better, especially if you overclock it!
  2. 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
  3. anyone?
  4. I cant get that 6 core, not in my budget.

    I'm buying this mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

    How can i tell if it supports 125w or 95w
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    and buy yourself a hyper 212 with the rest of the money and overclock. It'll do better than the stock 4100, probably better than the 6100 in less well threaded applications (games).

    or if you don't want to overclock
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287
  6. Yes, that mobo supports both, you can get the FX-4170.
  7. 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)
  8. 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$.
  9. can i get a link to what piledrive and bulldoze means please? (Newb on the terms of tech)
  10. 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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