I have just received some unexpected money (About $200, give or take $50) for a new processor. I play a lot of games, but do little rendering, video editing, or anything of that nature. Any help in deciding what to get? I have a socket AM3+ mobo.
Oc the little brothers and you can't tell them apart
8120 ($144) @ 3.9 ghz CPU Mark 8,182 8150 ($159) 3.9 ghz CPU Mark 8,333
Same for the 8320/50, I'm cheap and found an 8120 on azm for $123 delivered just to good a deal to pass up (it hasn't shipped yet, I guess it still could be to good to be true)
I'm replacing a 955 I've had FOREVER it that maxes at 3.7ghz cpu mark 4500, so a 8120 can double it up with a 4ghz+ oc, every other part is new current gen a dammit I want a new cpu. And if you're not going to trash everything and move to intel then this is it for well forever in "cpu years"
AMD Phenom II x4 965 with a bit of overclock can handle todays games. If you want to upgrade, look at your GPU.
Get yourself an 8120 and some liquid nitrogen, mmm.. frosty..