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Default FX-8350 or FX-6300 - 12-07-2012, 19:30 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Hey guys,

I'm looking at upgrading my FX-4100. I've been reading a lot of reviews and benchmarks, and I can't really come to a decision for myself here. So I was wondering what you wonderful people would recommend. I will be overclocking, regardless of which cpu I end up purchasing. The main use for my rig is gaming, some light photo editing, and light video editing. I do watch 3D movies on my PC as well. Which cpu would benefit me the most? The 8350 or the 6300? Thanks!

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Default 12-07-2012, 19:43 | posts: 337 | Location: India

Both cpu are fine go with what ur budget allows.
   
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Default 12-07-2012, 20:23 | posts: 833

Theres only a few games that use more than four cores. Since your rig is mainly for gaming, I would advise waiting for steamroller and see what the brings to the table. If your in a hurry, the 6300 would be a decent upgrade.
   
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Default 12-07-2012, 23:05 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

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Theres only a few games that use more than four cores. Since your rig is mainly for gaming, I would advise waiting for steamroller and see what the brings to the table. If your in a hurry, the 6300 would be a decent upgrade.
Thanks for the honest reply. I wouldn't say I'm in a hurry...but I do get bored and tend to impulsively purchase things. Maybe I'll pour some money into a new case or some more memory instead. I appreciate your input!
   
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Default 12-08-2012, 02:42 | posts: 2,914 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Although either would be a bit of an upgrade, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference with overall performance unless you got the 8-core. Given what you already have, your OC and what you use your PC for, I would wait for Steamroller. If you're really feeling the itch, a great deal can be had on the 6300 but wouldn't garnish you too much of a boost.
   
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Default 12-08-2012, 03:06 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

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Although either would be a bit of an upgrade, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference with overall performance unless you got the 8-core. Given what you already have, your OC and what you use your PC for, I would wait for Steamroller. If you're really feeling the itch, a great deal can be had on the 6300 but wouldn't garnish you too much of a boost.
Well then, I'll definitely be waiting for steamroller. On to buy a new case it is! Thanks again!
   
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Default 12-26-2012, 01:20 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

OOooooookay so I received an ncix gift card (yay!) and I'm thinking of upgrading my CPU again. I really don't have any other upgrades to go for, maybe a mono but my m5a97 has worked wonders thus far
Anyway, my choices are fx6300 plus another 2x4 of ram or an fx8320. Any input? I'm leaning towards the 8320 as most articles I've read state that 16gb of ram beta very little return. Sorry for not starting a new thread but I figured this would be better.
   
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8350 is nice, keep in mind motherboard ....
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Default 8350 is nice, keep in mind motherboard .... - 12-26-2012, 21:48 | posts: 251 | Location: Michigan

I just got an 8350 to replace my 965, right outta box i went to 4.6 @ 1.4v , now before I got I had replaced my board with new 990fx and 8+2 phase power design. Ive been reading peeps with older power design 4+2, 6+2 havin probs, yes theyll run but not very stable so keep motherboard in mind. But I'm havin fun playin with my 8350. Also screw micro's patch's for core parking. Theres a few prog's out there already that show you parked cores and unpark to use all, and just as fast if u want re-park. Just disabling power saving features in bios doesnt fix it. I just got and did the 4.6 FSB 2400 in like an hour of kwik tweaking and it held under prime for 3 hours,, I plan on doin alot more tweaking as days go by but wanted to play with for a bit first seeing what it can easily do. [1 more edit .. lol I heard chatter bout the streamroller being a different socket I thought about waitin for it too, I'm thinkin they did all they could with AM3+ socket, maybe time to move on before they go under all together.]

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Default 12-26-2012, 22:07 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Well I picked up the FX-8320. It was a good deal with price match, so I couldn't pass it up. I'm going to see how my M5A97 fairs with it.
   
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Default 12-28-2012, 14:11 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

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Well I picked up the FX-8320. It was a good deal with price match, so I couldn't pass it up. I'm going to see how my M5A97 fairs with it.
Good. By overclocking you can make it perform quite close to the FX-8350.
   
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Default 12-28-2012, 20:04 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Now I am eagerly awaiting it's arrival! I hate shipping over the holidays. :|
I'll update once I receive it and begin oc'ing. I'm interested to see how my current mobo fairs with it.
   
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^ M5A97 is a solid AM3+ motherboard. You will be fine
   
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^ M5A97 is a solid AM3+ motherboard. You will be fine
I agree.
   
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^ M5A97 is a solid AM3+ motherboard. You will be fine
i concur
   
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Default 12-28-2012, 22:42 | posts: 24,208 | Location: NZ

Yes the M5A97 boards are very solid.

The only exception is the LE version which has 4+1 uncooled vrm's....not really ideal for OC'ing an FX,
   
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Default 12-28-2012, 23:03 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Thankfully I didn't purchase the LE version. I'm excited to receive my FX-8320! Also far less nervous about overclocking with my board thanks to all the replies.
   
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Default 12-31-2012, 12:26 | posts: 298 | Location: Kedah, Malaysia

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Thankfully I didn't purchase the LE version. I'm excited to receive my FX-8320! Also far less nervous about overclocking with my board thanks to all the replies.
LE edition...?
is it the M5A97 Rev. 2
   
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LE edition...?
   
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LE edition...?
is it the M5A97 Rev. 2
and this is the regular version of the mobo. Main difference is the heatsink...or lack there of on the LE model.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?um=1&hl=...,r:4,s:0,i:100
   
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Default 01-08-2013, 20:55 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

I FINALLY RECEIVED THE FX-8320! When I get home, I will install, play around and report back!
   
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Default 01-08-2013, 21:02 | posts: 1,822

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I FINALLY RECEIVED THE FX-8320! When I get home, I will install, play around and report back!
I'm excited to know if you will get better results in games.

Run 3dmark11 with and without overclock and post link please, i want to compare my cpu score versus yours.
   
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Default 01-08-2013, 21:10 | posts: 204 | Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

I can certainly do that for you.

I'm really excited to see what the performance difference is. With my current setup, Batman: AC dips down to 8 fps in the bench. The game itself can get somewhat choppy at times.
   
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Default 01-08-2013, 21:18 | posts: 27

Also interested as I currently have an fx4100 at roughly the same clocks you had it at. Hope it goes well mate.
   
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Also interested as I currently have an fx4100 at roughly the same clocks you had it at. Hope it goes well mate.
I'll get a bench of my current setup, a bench of the stock FX-8320, and a bench of the OC'd FX-8320 and post later tonight. I may need help with postings pics though. I haven't attempted on this forum before.
   
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Nice one, look forward to it
   
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