With a good gfx card, it will be a strong performer for quite awhile. One of my PCs is an "old" 3GHZ Athlon II X4 640 with a GTX 650ti SSC 2GB. IT can still play BF2 on Ultra at 1080p with smooth frame rates. (But it's better if I take it down a click for multuplayer.) The FX-6300 is much better than the AthII X4. And with six (pseudo) cores, the FX-6300 multithreads great too.