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Upgrade from 960T? 3570k/8350

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December 27, 2012 7:38:22 PM

I've been running on a 960T @ 3 ghz for up until September of 2012 when I finally decided to get a hyper 212 EVO and OC'd to 4 ghz. I like this processor very much and it's a good one to game with but I still feel I can get better performance with something else.

I've been debating about getting a 3570k or an FX-8350 but the thing is that I don't want to buy a new 1155 board along with the 3570k.
-I know the 3570k outperforms the 8350 in single threaded applications but is it really a substantial difference between the two?
-Is it really worth the extra $150 to get a new mobo with the 3570k even if it has a 10 fps difference?
-Will going to an 8350 from 960t even make a difference in gaming?

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a c 145 à CPUs
December 27, 2012 8:59:55 PM

the only real facor is that many people can get the 8350 up past 4.5ghs and the 960t's limits is 3.8-4.2. Will it make a difference in most games - only a few frames per second and only in some games.

Going to Intel would leave you with no improvement to upwards of 20FPS depending on the game.
a b à CPUs
December 27, 2012 10:47:22 PM

If your board supports the FX 8350 it'd be easier just to get that
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a c 863 à CPUs
December 28, 2012 12:02:50 AM

Agree with the above if the board supports the FX8350.
January 2, 2013 4:59:38 AM

Best answer selected by ArteyOats.