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Will a new CPU increase gaming performance a lot?

#1HarryMaySinPosted 10/2/2013 7:57:12 PM
my current specs:

amd fx 6100 3.5 ghz
16 gb ram
gtx 760 oc evga
windows 8

i am wondering if i bought thus combo deal if i would see any type of decent increase in gaming.

its weird, my current build can play some new games like metro and skyrim on high settings and do good, but games like amnesia kinda choppy at times.

do u guys think it would be worth 300 bucks or should i wait awhile?
#2TheFeshPincePosted 10/2/2013 8:07:34 PM(edited)
Ya, that CPU and motherboard would be a great upgrade for gaming. I would still suggest a Z87 motherboard, though.
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#3Last Grand MageX2Posted 10/2/2013 8:27:37 PM
You'd be going from a mediocre CPU to what is essentially the top-shelf gaming CPU. It's probably the upgrade that your system would see the biggest boost from, in terms of gaming.
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#4Cheech001Posted 10/3/2013 8:01:51 AM
I just made a similar jump from fx6100 to 4770k. Big difference, not in all games but most. Dayz from 20-40 to 40-capped 60. GTA IV 30-40 to capped 55. Farcry 3 40-60 to capped 60.

Invest in a cooler right off the bat. I went with an H60 seems to work well. After playing BF3 for a while highest temp was 61. Case is decent airflow with a gpu that expels hot air into case.
#5ShubPosted 10/3/2013 8:07:35 AM
That'd be a nice upgrade, but the downside is the motherboard uses the H87 chipset, so the overclockable i5-4670K won't be overclockable at it needs a Z87 motherboard. It'll still perform fine, you just won't be able to overclock it.
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