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I3 530 to AMD 6300

Simple question, is it worth it to upgrade from i3 530 to FX-6300?

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  1. Yes. Upgrading is super. 2core to 4 core.
  2. But u r upgrade from 2core to 6core. So super
  3. Get a 6 core or 8 core AMD CPU.
  4. WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!

    No, no, no, no, no. Absolutely DO NOT go for the 6100 or 6300. Most games don't take advantage of 4 cores, let alone 6.

    For the same priceyou can get a far better I3 that will beat it in any game.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,review-32582-3.html
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,review-32582-5.html
  5. why not i5? :D
  6. I do not know, since I am looking to spend about 130$ max on the CPU, and in that range its i3 or 6300, so I thought I ask the pros. :)

    People on this forum have always been more than helpful.
  7. By going for AMD you will have to change mobo as well so it will cost at least 200USD. Just get i5 and be done with it.
  8. Best answer
    Maksym, some pointers>
    1. an upgrade from 530 to any of the more recent processors would make a lot of sense. now, games are coming out with good threading support for more cores like BF3 multiplayer can utilize 4 threads. Its better to share those threads between as many cores as possible. that means four physical cores will trump dual hyperthreading cores.

    2. upgrading to a 6300 opens up some upgrade path for you as piledriver's successor, the steamroller core would also use AM3+ socket. It will outperform the 530 by a huge margin. This would require you to buy a motherboard as well.

    3. your current mobo is socket 1156. All processors for that socket have been discontinued for a while and it would be hard to find them for a cheap price. if you can locate a sub $130 i5-760/750 that'll be great for you.

    for second and third gen core i5 processors, you'd need socket 1155 mobo with processor. this combo will probably be costlier than 6300 and AM3+ combo.

    the order of your search should be core i5 750/760 > 6300 & AM3+ mobo > core i5 2nd/3rd gen + LGA 1155 Mobo.

    good luck
    -satyam
  9. satyamdubey said:
    Maksym, some pointers>
    1. an upgrade from 530 to any of the more recent processors would make a lot of sense. now, games are coming out with good threading support for more cores like BF3 multiplayer can utilize 4 threads. Its better to share those threads between as many cores as possible. that means four physical cores will trump dual hyperthreading cores.

    2. upgrading to a 6300 opens up some upgrade path for you as piledriver's successor, the steamroller core would also use AM3+ socket. It will outperform the 530 by a huge margin. This would require you to buy a motherboard as well.

    3. your current mobo is socket 1156. All processors for that socket have been discontinued for a while and it would be hard to find them for a cheap price. if you can locate a sub $130 i5-760/750 that'll be great for you.

    for second and third gen core i5 processors, you'd need socket 1155 mobo with processor. this combo will probably be costlier than 6300 and AM3+ combo.

    the order of your search should be core i5 750/760 > 6300 & AM3+ mobo > core i5 2nd/3rd gen + LGA 1155 Mobo.

    good luck
    -satyam

    +1 for i5 760. That what i meant with i5 :D
  10. I vote get a Hyper 212 Evo & overclock your current i3 like crazy those 1st gen i3s could reach 4.4GHz+ easily and that would put it on par with any modern Intel dual core chip and around equal to the FX6300s stock performance for a small investment.
  11. By buying AMD and overclock it to have better performance, you start to pay more for electric bills. Soon the bills itself will close the gap beetwen AMD cheaper price with Intel. Oh, not only close the gap, but actually you'll paying more in the end :lol:
  12. Wow, thanks everyone, this forum friendliness does not stop to amaze me.

    Happy new year everyone.
  13. Best answer selected by Maksym.
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