So after posting on my ohter thread i found out that my GTX660Ti wasnt performing well becuase my Athlon x4 640 was bottlenecking. In the next two weeks i would like to Upgrade my Mobo and Processor to Something that i will be able to to get the Full potential out of my Card at the Moment i am Looking at :
Fpoon,Extra cores won't hurt him on what earth EXTRA CORES BOTTLENECK?! but still FX 6100 is best for ATi's so if you want a good CPU get any intel starting from i5 3450 and up oh and the 3450 will do fine but if you want more CPU power,get the 3470
It's not that the extra cores will bottleneck, but like it was mentioned, games use only 2 cores, occasionally 4. So the fx 6100's 6 cores will never be used. And performance per core is worse with the fx series when compared to intel ivy bridge processors. Even an i3 would outperform that fx6100.
Yeah...cores wont bottleneck anything, they just won't be used. Also, for gaming (and most of the other things too really), intel is on top right now, so switch to an ivy bridge i5 and you're pretty much good.
Option 1) shouldnt cost u more than 150 pounds while being faster than option 2) if option 1 is overclocked. The i3-2120 pair shouldnt cost more than 180 pounds. Option 3) is significantly more expensive however it is a great choice cause the performance u can achieve is far greater than the other 2 for about 260 pounds. 3570K is a great overclocker also.
Note that all the prices mentioned are not in US dollars. I suppose that was what u were asking for.
Right Now i Only have an Asrock N8 S3 with 8GB Ripjwas @ 1600Mhz and no my 640 isnt overclocked surely ill get more a 15% icrease i only get 30 FPS with everything maxed on Guild Wars 2 when im sure i should be getting 60 FPS Atleast, also i get aroud 40Fps on Just Cause 2 when i should get 60 Plus
To set the record straight, the reason Bulldozer procs underperform compared to Sandy/Ivy Bridge procs is because of how the "cores" are utilized:
Bulldozer puts two cores into a module (eg, the 6-core FX-6200 has 3 modules) where the individual cores share resources (L2 cache, floating point units, front-end, etc) that would normally NOT be shared. Having two cores instead of one drawing from the same critical resource pool handicaps each core's individual performance.
That said, unless you really enjoy overclocking and tweaking your CPU, you will be much better off with an i5 than any FX processor.
My Main question though will i have a significant increase of the Graphics card by upgrading my Mobo to the Asrock 970 and a Bulldozer from my AMD 640?
Probably - that entirely depends on the game, though. GW2 will likely see a very hefty increase, as it relies heavily on your CPU (as many MMO games do). I'd say you'll see a better increase by going with an H77/i5 setup, but it's your choice.