Currently, I'm using a quad core processor and I notice that games like battlefield 3 bring all my cores up to about 75% usage. Will using a six core amd or 8 core amd bring those numbers down? I heard that most games arent made to use more than 4 cores. I also heard from a different source that amd uses some technology to spread the load out among all the cores. Which is correct?
I'm currently running the intel 3570k. ive been wanting to switch to amd for other unrelated reasons. I'm just wondering if any game would take advantage of the cores
moving from the intel 3570k to an AMD FX-6300 is a downgrade for several reasons
1- games like cores that can process a lot of information quickly, this is an area where AMD can not compete with intel. It allows modern intel dual core processors to keep up or outpace modern AMD quad cores. The gap only widens when you move up to an intel quad core. think of it as a two moving companies where one has four vans and the other six yet the one with four vans can take the highway yet the other guys have to use back roads the whole time.
2- the intel is far more power efficient allowing for better OC which once again widens the performance gap between the two chips.
3- while the FX-6 has six cores, they share resources which is one reason for its slow core vs core performance against intel.
better overclocks not true. also the 6300 is 120$# and the 3570k is 210-215ish.
like 100$ difference.
he already owns the i5 so its actually more expensive to go with AMD and yes it intel gives better OC performance since highest GHZ does not always equal best OC performance. there are other factors You will need a massive cooler and quality mobo to get to that sort of overclock, but it shows how competitive the Piledriver chip can be made. Especially considering it's only just over £100.
That said you don't really need to have an overclocking mobo to push the Core i5 up over 4.5GHz and gaming performance will quickly outstrip the AMD chip. Still, as a budget alternative, the FX-6300 is a very capable CPU offering decent multi-threaded performance, even at stock speed for use in productivity-related tasks and improved gaming performance too.
I am litle shocked that op want to upgrade the i5 3570
It's not an upgrade for the cpu. i wanted a board with a chipset that could run more graphics cards in sli. the z77 chipset on my board has 16 pcie lanes while the 990fx chipset from amd has 40. i know that most cards dont use all the lanes currently, but this is future planning for when they do.