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AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:23 pm
by LargeCigar
I have been running the A10-6800K processor for a little over year now, originally paired with a XFX Radeon HD6670 to experiment with the whole
"Dual Graphics Technology" thing. It was better than I expected but then I wanted more so I picked up an MSI GeForce GTX 960 4G Video Card which was an impressive upgrade. My question is this: Since I'm not utilizing the graphics portion of the A10-6800 anymore would it be beneficial for me to upgrade to an FX-8350 (or even the 9370) and gain the performance boost of the additional 4 cores on the FX chips? I'm satisfied with the 960 graphics card and won't be venturing above 1920X1080 gaming for a while, and I'm aware that I will need to buy a new motherboard as well.

By the way I'm new here!

Re: AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:53 pm
by sasamkd
Yes, it would. A lot.

And why not try intel i5? About same amount of money. And for most everyday things (gaming among) it is faster.

Re: AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:03 pm
by LargeCigar
Thanks for the reply, and ya know, I just might try an i5 (I've NEVER run an Intel, always been an AMD fan(boy?)... But I've finally come around to realize that they really are good processors. Looks like the equivalent i5 (price wise) would be the i5-4460 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2 GHz, but it would be hard to resist the Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake for only 70 bucks more and it seems it's easy to overclock as well.....ahhhh!! decisions, decisions.. :rolleyes:

Re: AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:11 am
by KnightRid
For what it is worth, I vote i5 also. I switched to intel when they hit with the i series and never looked back. It is a shame as I loved AMD years ago when they were the value chip that actually had awesome performance for high end.

Re: AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:45 am
by sasamkd
That said, you would not regret going with FX8350 or 9370.
Or you can wait for a bit longer (another year) and see what has AMD prepaired.

Re: AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:02 pm
by LargeCigar
Well after much thought I ended up going with the AMD FX-8370 paired with a ASRock 990FX Killer motherboard. So far it's been great! I'm cooling on air with the Hyper 212 EVO, haven't monitored any temps yet, and while on that subject anyone know of some good temp monitoring programs? I picked up a Samsung 500GB SSD as well and all I can say is WOW! I will never go back to standard hard drives again. Oh and I almost forgot, got a new monitor, ACER XG270HU, a 27" 2560X1440 (so much for sticking with 1080 gaming. But the monitor is AWESOME, 1ms. response @ 144 Hz, crazy!

Re: AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:25 am
by KnightRid
http://openhardwaremonitor.org/ - I use this the most

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html - I have used this already.

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php - of course speedfan too but I like the first one better myself.

You can choose.

Sorry for the asrock motherboard cause asrock sucks. I wish they would go out of business already. about43923.html - :finga:

Re: AMD A10-6800K upgrade to AMD FX-8350 ??

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:06 am
by sasamkd
Soon going to upgrade to 9590. My friend wanted to by 8350 + mb + ram, so I'll sell him the 8350 and the ram (16gb). And get 9590 + 32gb ram. So we'll see how the cooler will perform with cpu. :) And I guess I'll post pictures from the rig (finally).