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Is good idea swap Phenom II for FX ?

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Hi, 

i am thinking to upgrade my CPU from AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE to AMD FX6300. Is this good idea ? I using my PC for ocasionaly gaming (BF3,Dota) but i very often use MATLAB for Simulation Purposes. How much power i can get from this upgrade ? 

 

My PC setup:

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3

CORSAIR 2x4GB 1333Mhz

PSU 550W

GPU MSI GTX660 2GB

 

Thank you.

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Nah, just get something much more modern like the Ryzen lineup. FX is faster than Phenom II, but only in terms of core count. Per core speed is no better.

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Your GPU is super weaksauce, so getting an old 6 core over an old 4 core won't really do anything for gaming.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Sell motherboard and DDR3, the cpu doesn't have any more value.

Buy a cheap AM4 motherboard and a Athlon 200ge or Ryzen 2200g and ddr4.

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I would say stick with your Phenom II X4 965, and overclock it to 3.8 ~ 4.0 GHz.

Or see if you can find a Phenom II X6 1090T / 1100T, and overclock that, too.

 

FX-6300 (e.g. Bulldozer refresh) isn't going to be much of an overall improvement.

 

FX can overclock higher...Phenom II's were kind of capped at around 4.0 ~ 4.2 GHz.

 

Motherboard's 8+2 VRM can handle either, but would would personally say stick with Phenom II.

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Honestly just jump straight to Ryzen. If your budget doesn't allow for it then buy second hand 1st gen parts.

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