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Warruz
2012-11-18, 08:20 PM
I know these are fairly new but im curious has anyone had a chance to try the new FX processors as i have heard good things(although still lacking in the single threaded department compared to intel im not looking to swap my MB out) but interested to know how planetside works with them?

MrSmegz
2012-11-18, 10:04 PM
I wouldn't build and AMD gaming system unless I was on a budget of some kind or just wanted to give to them a customer as charity. The FX-6300 looks like a good buy though and I imagine it would do pretty well at PS2. If you needed to bump single thread performance, you could shut down 2 cores and make it a 4 core cpu and clock it up a bit higher.

For most games these FX-6300's are a good CPU buy, but they are power hogs and the AMD board selection is pretty limited compared to h61, h67, H77, B75, and Z77 chipsets.

Rbstr
2012-11-18, 10:12 PM
What are you upgrading from?

I imagine that if you go with the faster clocked Visheras (forget cores, go for hertz!) you won't be in a bad position.

But if you're upgrading from Zambezi...don't upgrade in a single (more like half) generation

Warruz
2012-11-19, 08:00 AM
I wouldn't build and AMD gaming system unless I was on a budget of some kind or just wanted to give to them a customer as charity. The FX-6300 looks like a good buy though and I imagine it would do pretty well at PS2. If you needed to bump single thread performance, you could shut down 2 cores and make it a 4 core cpu and clock it up a bit higher.

For most games these FX-6300's are a good CPU buy, but they are power hogs and the AMD board selection is pretty limited compared to h61, h67, H77, B75, and Z77 chipsets.

I never said i was building one, i already have one. I have never had an issue with AMD with exception to planetside 2. And while im a bit of a AMD fanboy its served me well for a long time.

My Current rig
Phenom 1100T O.Ced to 4.0 ghz
HD 7870
8 gigs of DDR3 1600
Asus Sabertooth 990FX MB

Im not in the market of buying a new MB + Processor , iv looked at performance charts and the 8350 does fairly well and has lots of OC room while having more cores also. While as i said intel does still lead in single thread performance im simply not willing to buy a new MB.

Anyway im not really looking for suggestions, im looking for information in how it does with planetside 2.

MrSmegz
2012-11-19, 09:19 AM
My Current rig
Phenom 1100T O.Ced to 4.0 ghz
HD 7870
8 gigs of DDR3 1600
Asus Sabertooth 990FX MB


Just curious about the 1100T, is it not performing well in PS2 after all the optimizations, I cannot imagine it wouldn't at 4ghz. I might be buying a Vishera soon to run some benchmarks on and post them up here.

Rbstr
2012-11-19, 09:54 AM
I don't think I'd do it. The 1100T (that's the X6 black edition thingy, yeah?)

The 8350 is in roughly the same performance bin as the i5-3470 and 3570. It's an upgrade but it's also a bit of extra heat...personally I think I'd be waiting for a whole-shebang upgrade.

Warruz
2012-11-19, 09:59 AM
Just curious about the 1100T, is it not performing well in PS2 after all the optimizations, I cannot imagine it wouldn't at 4ghz. I might be buying a Vishera soon to run some benchmarks on and post them up here.

I was unable to test the last 2 weeks of beta as the fan on my video card died(of course they would not just send me a replacement fan so im waiting for them to fix it), but when i last played i had around 90 FPS when sitting in the sanc, which would drop to 40 in large battles. Im not sure how big of improvement where made in those two weeks but thats the info i remember.

Thats on high for everything but shadows at 1920x1080

I don't think I'd do it. The 1100T (that's the X6 black edition thingy, yeah?)

The 8350 is in roughly the same performance bin as the i5-3470 and 3570. It's an upgrade but it's also a bit of extra heat...personally I think I'd be waiting for a whole-shebang upgrade.

What does it run with just a stock fan under load for temp? I have an aftermarket CPU cooler for O.C. And yes thats the 6 core last of the phenom line.

Rbstr
2012-11-19, 11:49 AM
I don't know what temperature it runs at, that's going to depend on a lot of stuff...and it doesn't matter that much. Lower power parts can run at higher temps (see Ivy vs. Sandy).
What counts is the heat output and in benchmarks it seems to use more wattage than the Phenom. Not necessarily much or in all cases but it's made on a smaller process and that just screams inefficiency because it's not that much faster.

MrSmegz
2012-11-19, 11:53 AM
I was unable to test the last 2 weeks of beta as the fan on my video card died(of course they would not just send me a replacement fan so im waiting for them to fix it), but when i last played i had around 90 FPS when sitting in the sanc, which would drop to 40 in large battles. Im not sure how big of improvement where made in those two weeks but thats the info i remember.

Thats on high for everything but shadows at 1920x1080


40 FPS in a big fight is still pretty good performance. No need to run out and buy an FX8350 over that performance, but if you got some cash burning a hole in your wallet i'd be interested to hear you results.