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Fx-4170 vs fx-6300
Feb 15, 2013, 9:35 PM
Just wanted to know what would be better for gaming an fx-4170 4.2ghz or an fx-6300 3.5ghz.
I intend to use them with a Radeon 7850, if this will effect the decision.
Thanks in advance.
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 15, 2013, 9:43 PM
Both will not bottleneck the gpu, but i rather get the FX-6300, it has a lower power consumption and overall it's a better cpu from the piledriver architecture.
Feb 15, 2013, 9:54 PM
^agreed. I'd get the FX6300 as well.
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Feb 16, 2013, 7:01 AM
Feb 16, 2013, 7:21 AM
agree. go for 6300
Feb 16, 2013, 8:11 AM
Well looks like the 6300 is the way to go.
Feb 16, 2013, 9:27 AM
Get a motherboard with strong PWM if possible -- something like the Gigabyte 970 -UD3.
The FX630 will likely clock quite nicely
Feb 16, 2013, 9:37 AM
What about if I didn't overclock it? Would the 6300 still be a better choice?
Feb 16, 2013, 9:38 AM
FX6300 all the way. But both want to be overclocked.
Feb 16, 2013, 9:46 AM
It's so easy, even
can do it !!
Feb 16, 2013, 9:46 AM
I am not sure if a 7850 would need OC'ed 6300. I think it will handle easily it at stock @ 1080p. Correct me if I am wrong.
Feb 16, 2013, 11:52 AM
No, you don't need an OC'd 6300. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't OC it, since with AMD it's FREE unlike Intel nowadays
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