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December 29, 2012 12:57:49 AM

So i am going to pick up an FX 8120 tommorow, and im wondering if it will be a good switch, Or if i should go to another processor (only paying $100 for this new) I run 8 GB DDR3, GT 520, and im getting the asrock 970 E3 with it. Currently running a dual core Athlon x2 220. Will this be worth it, Any other processors better for the price?

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December 29, 2012 1:14:43 AM

VP27 said:
So i am going to pick up an FX 8120 tommorow, and im wondering if it will be a good switch, Or if i should go to another processor (only paying $100 for this new) I run 8 GB DDR3, GT 520, and im getting the asrock 970 E3 with it. Currently running a dual core Athlon x2 220. Will this be worth it, Any other processors better for the price?


$100? Tough to beat that price for an 8120. And no, I know of nothing even close at that price.
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December 29, 2012 1:31:44 AM

rolli59 said:
$100 is a good price but if you are thinking gaming both of these will do better because of higher clocks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...


the 4300 would likely game better because piledriver gaming performance improved by almost 15 percent. The 4170 would be a foolish choice over a 8120 at that price.

Remember, the 8120 has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking and you can shut down cores or modules. Much more powerful flexible than any 4000 series chip.

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December 29, 2012 1:43:59 AM

FALC0N said:
the 4300 would likely game better because piledriver gaming performance improved by almost 15 percent. The 4170 would be a foolish choice over a 8120 at that price.

Remember, the 8120 has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking and you can shut down cores or modules. Much more powerful flexible than any 4000 series chip.

Agree with the piledriver statement and personally would not buy anything else but it is going to be hard for 8120 to catch up with the 4170 on clock speed since the gap is huge http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... The better binned 8cores were sold as 8150.
My comment was though only for GAMING!
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December 29, 2012 1:57:43 AM

rolli59 said:
Agree with the piledriver statement and personally would not buy anything else but it is going to be hard for 8120 to catch up with the 4170 on clock speed since the gap is huge http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... The better binned 8cores were sold as 8150.
My comment was though only for GAMING!


The better binned parts were sold as 8150's? Brilliant Sherlock. They werent sold as 4170's either.

The 8120 will have little trouble hitting 4ghz and a good chance for 4.5. And thats with all 4 modules. Shut down a module or two and you might hit 5ghz.

The 4170 shouldn't even be a consideration.
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December 29, 2012 2:21:10 AM

FALC0N said:
The better binned parts were sold as 8150's? Brilliant Sherlock. They werent sold as 4170's either.

The 8120 will have little trouble hitting 4ghz and a good chance for 4.5. And thats with all 4 modules. Shut down a module or two and you might hit 5ghz.

The 4170 shouldn't even be a consideration.

That is all fare and square just remember the 90+% of computer users that do not overclock and tweak.
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December 29, 2012 2:30:28 AM

rolli59 said:
That is all fare and square just remember the 90+% of computer users that do not overclock and tweak.


True, true.

But I would still do the 4300 in that event. Its just a better processor.
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December 29, 2012 2:36:41 AM

FALC0N said:
True, true.

But I would still do the 4300 in that event. Its just a better processor.

Agree the piledriver is a big improvement over bulldozer.
December 29, 2012 4:24:05 AM

rolli59 said:
$100 is a good price but if you are thinking gaming both of these will do better because of higher clocks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...


But a 1ghz clock difference, Wont out-perform, an 8 core, Plus i can oc to 3.8 and match the 4300.
December 29, 2012 5:09:16 AM

I paid $210 for my 8120 :) .
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December 29, 2012 1:15:13 PM

VP27 said:
But a 1ghz clock difference, Wont out-perform, an 8 core, Plus i can oc to 3.8 and match the 4300.

If you overclock it is a good purchase just remember an aftermarket cooler.
December 29, 2012 5:03:02 PM

hafijur said:
For that price the fx8120 is okay however I would gert a decent graphics card something like a hd 7850.


Well right now, The GT 520 is good for me, But in the near future im gonna move up to a 7870, Of if i can afford, A GTX 680
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