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I-3 2120 VS AMD FX-6300

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February 9, 2013 8:20:03 PM

I was wondering which was the better CPU for minor gaming, because I found them at the same price.
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Jerod

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February 9, 2013 8:24:12 PM

Minor gaming?

A AMD APU would be worth it for minor gaming.
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February 9, 2013 8:54:18 PM

well minor as in minecraft, wow but between those two i was wondering which was better
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February 9, 2013 9:06:35 PM

jerodpaul said:
well minor as in minecraft, wow but between those two i was wondering which was better


The I3 - No one needs 3 cores + 6 Threads Or In AMD Terms, a six core, for minor gaming, unless your planning to do a lot of other stuff, like having 100 tabs open in Firefox or running a virtual machine.

An AMD APU, such as the A4 or A6 would do you fine, if the i3 is too expensive.
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February 9, 2013 10:27:44 PM

jerodpaul said:
well minor as in minecraft, wow but between those two i was wondering which was better


the only place the i3 wins against the fx-6300 is in lower power consumption.

What video card do you have?

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February 9, 2013 10:30:59 PM

dcomander101x said:
The I3 - No one needs 3 cores + 6 Threads Or In AMD Terms, a six core, for minor gaming, unless your planning to do a lot of other stuff, like having 100 tabs open in Firefox or running a virtual machine.


AMD FX-6300 definitely has 6 cores. Just did some testing yesterday, see my other thread.





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February 9, 2013 10:38:33 PM

twelve25 said:
AMD FX-6300 definitely has 6 cores. Just did some testing yesterday, see my other thread.


6 half cores, its a triple core with three extra hardware threads, unlike the phenom II X6s, and no one needs more then 2 or 4 cores, most games run better on a i3, FX 4300 or i5 then on the higher up FX series, like the 6 or 8 core versions
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February 10, 2013 12:24:28 AM

hardware threads? LOL. You can't have a "hardware" thread without hardware (i.e. core) to run it on).

I've never seen a benchmark showing the 4300 or i3 beating the 6300 and 8300 series.

Pretty liberal use of the word "need". Does anyone "need" more than a playstation to play games?
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February 10, 2013 3:10:08 AM

dependsif u do alot of multi-tasking. or designing. if so the 6core is a better deal. even if ur gaming. 6300 is better deal. im with amd on this.

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February 10, 2013 3:15:42 AM

I personally would go fx over i3, but if its just minecraft and other small gaming an AMD A10-5800k is amazing at minecraft and can actually play BF3 at the lowest settings, just get 1866 or 2133 as the igpu uses the RAM and runs better with faster ram
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August 26, 2013 10:15:45 AM

I just recently built a gaming computer using the fx-6300 and it is a good processor. It runs solid for all the games I play. It is cheap around $130 on Amazon, get a good motherboard to go along with it, I got the Asus 990fx Sabertooth R2.0, but it was also $179. Intel is more expensive, but performs a little better at gaming. Minecraft and WoW are two different animals so do some research on google to find the best chip for what you are wanting to play. I mostly play war thunder and a little Battlefield 3, the fx-6300 runs both these games well.
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August 26, 2013 10:55:11 AM

dcomander101x said:
twelve25 said:
AMD FX-6300 definitely has 6 cores. Just did some testing yesterday, see my other thread.


6 half cores, its a triple core with three extra hardware threads, unlike the phenom II X6s, and no one needs more then 2 or 4 cores, most games run better on a i3, FX 4300 or i5 then on the higher up FX series, like the 6 or 8 core versions


No, it's 6 integer cores with 3 Flex Floating Point Units...

It's nothing like Intel architecture...not even in the same hemisphere of the globe for that matter. You're way off base...it's a true 6 core modular architecture.

@jerodpaul:

The 6300 is a FAR better solution than the i3.
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August 26, 2013 10:56:11 AM

twelve25 said:
hardware threads? LOL. You can't have a "hardware" thread without hardware (i.e. core) to run it on).

I've never seen a benchmark showing the 4300 or i3 beating the 6300 and 8300 series.

Pretty liberal use of the word "need". Does anyone "need" more than a playstation to play games?


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