I have recently purchased a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Socket AM3+ AMD 970+SB950 Chipset and was thinking about the 8150 Bulldozer. But after reading review after review of how it is not great with single threading, I am thinking about the Phenom II x6 1045T.
So I am upgrading my present machine that has a x4-620 (which I find really lags) and the mobo is an asus M4A785-M.
I use my computer for photoshop, office, *lots of multi-tasking between programs*, some 3d, video editing, some compositing like AE
So, is this a good upgrade or should I stick with the Bulldozer FX-8150 for my CPU?
I will have 16 gig of RAM and not sure if I am going to overclock or not, depending on whether I feel like being risky.
System I am building:
-Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Socket AM3+ AMD 970+SB950 Chipset
-16 gig RAM
-120 gig SSD
-Video card TBA
Price point is quite high on that one for what I want. The 1045T is $99 bucks right now. The bulldozer is quite high too, but there might be a sale in the near future, so that is the only thing holding me back. The FX8320 is $179 Canadian (plus tax), so after taxes, I would be looking at $203 approx.
Thank you for that. It is really hard sometimes with each review I read. The proverbial "Wait for the next chip they release" is ubiquitous. The benchmarks are not great, but they are better than what I have. If I could find something in the same price point with better results, I would be all over it.
First gen FX that is bulldozer FX8150 was a disappointment on release second gen piledriver FX6300, FX8320 and so on had several fixes so it makes them slightly more efficient and powerful clock for clock.