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FX-6100 Advice Needed

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March 29, 2013 2:14:14 PM

I need a good under 110 dollar CPU, quad core or above. I've chosen this CPU but I've heard some bad things about it, like "it'll bottleneck your 7870" or "AMD is bad" or "get an i7-3770k" or "get an Xeon HC X5690" or stuff like that. Will this run with my 7870 with no bottlenecks? I play games like Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, and I will play Planetside 2, BF3, and BF4 when it comes out. Will this processor be future-proof enough with my 7870 to run games like these?

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March 29, 2013 3:17:24 PM

Most of the people telling you to go intel are fanboys, and I'm pretty impartial in the matter. If you can stretch, the FX6300 is a great CPU, but the FX6100 won't be a bottleneck. Hope this helps!
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March 29, 2013 4:01:00 PM

The first FX chips like the 6100 in all honesty were not that great. They weren't horrible they just weren't as good as all the hype and higher performing enough than they previous generation Phenom II's. That being said the 2nd generation 4300/6300/8320/8350 are all much improved over their previous generation siblings. IPC (how much work the chip does per cycle) Is up about 15-20% and power efficiency is also improved by about 10-15. Putting the chips 20% max behind i5's and i7's that cost 50-100% more. I think AMD offers great performance and value if you do not have to (or dont want to pay 2X more) to be on the absolute bleeding razors edge of performance (intel) Compare the FX-6300 to an i3 3220 and the FX has a 4 core advantage, massive multi thread advantage, overclockable to i5 performance levels. The only thing the i3 has on the FX is slightly higher single threaded performance, like 5%. I would say that is definitely worth it given all the shortcomings the i3 has in comparison.
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March 29, 2013 4:06:21 PM

Flightsimluke said:
Most of the people telling you to go intel are fanboys, and I'm pretty impartial in the matter. If you can stretch, the FX6300 is a great CPU, but the FX6100 won't be a bottleneck. Hope this helps!
Hey I just bought the 970A G46/6300 and I have been having some issues could you PM me ?

March 29, 2013 7:04:35 PM

cmi86 said:
The first FX chips like the 6100 in all honesty were not that great. They weren't horrible they just weren't as good as all the hype and higher performing enough than they previous generation Phenom II's. That being said the 2nd generation 4300/6300/8320/8350 are all much improved over their previous generation siblings. IPC (how much work the chip does per cycle) Is up about 15-20% and power efficiency is also improved by about 10-15. Putting the chips 20% max behind i5's and i7's that cost 50-100% more. I think AMD offers great performance and value if you do not have to (or dont want to pay 2X more) to be on the absolute bleeding razors edge of performance (intel) Compare the FX-6300 to an i3 3220 and the FX has a 4 core advantage, massive multi thread advantage, overclockable to i5 performance levels. The only thing the i3 has on the FX is slightly higher single threaded performance, like 5%. I would say that is definitely worth it given all the shortcomings the i3 has in comparison.


Thanks for the advice. Is a 6300 worth the money for an upgrade?
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March 29, 2013 7:33:16 PM

nottrolling said:
cmi86 said:
The first FX chips like the 6100 in all honesty were not that great. They weren't horrible they just weren't as good as all the hype and higher performing enough than they previous generation Phenom II's. That being said the 2nd generation 4300/6300/8320/8350 are all much improved over their previous generation siblings. IPC (how much work the chip does per cycle) Is up about 15-20% and power efficiency is also improved by about 10-15. Putting the chips 20% max behind i5's and i7's that cost 50-100% more. I think AMD offers great performance and value if you do not have to (or dont want to pay 2X more) to be on the absolute bleeding razors edge of performance (intel) Compare the FX-6300 to an i3 3220 and the FX has a 4 core advantage, massive multi thread advantage, overclockable to i5 performance levels. The only thing the i3 has on the FX is slightly higher single threaded performance, like 5%. I would say that is definitely worth it given all the shortcomings the i3 has in comparison.


Thanks for the advice. Is a 6300 worth the money for an upgrade?


Yes a 6300 will be a great cost effective future proofed investment. Especially when considering games like BF3 that is already thread intensive enough to show that a dual core has a performance hit compared to a quad and a hex has an advantage compared to a quad. I just swapped my 2 6950's into my 6300 rig and at 4.2Ghz there is no bottleneck so I would say you will be just fine with your 7870. The software market is always playing catch up to the hardware market and software is finally catching up and becoming more and more multi threaded taking advantage of more cores with every day that passes. Your 6300 will only become faster in the coming years. Get a decent cooler and run a 4+ ghz overclock and you will be happily gaming for years to come.

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