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Is it worth returning my FX 6300 for an i3?

#11BannedMomPosted 7/3/2014 9:24:34 PM
No. An i3 is only a sidegrade to an FX 6300.

WatchDogs plays even better with an FX6300.

DarkBeta is an Intel fanboy if his recommendation is serious.

Stick with the fx 6300.
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#12IntegnosPosted 7/3/2014 10:13:23 PM
I wouldn't get either. I wouldn't buy a 6-core with an individual processor speed that is almost 7 years behind. Nor would I buy a processor with only 2 cores, because 2 cores will be obsolete within the next 1-2 years. Both are roughly the same price for a reason.

This really isn't a good time to buy an entry-level cpu.
#13ATARIJAWAPosted 7/3/2014 11:38:53 PM
Integnos posted...
I wouldn't get either. I wouldn't buy a 6-core with an individual processor speed that is almost 7 years behind. Nor would I buy a processor with only 2 cores, because 2 cores will be obsolete within the next 1-2 years. Both are roughly the same price for a reason.

This really isn't a good time to buy an entry-level cpu.


This.
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#14Pepys MonsterPosted 7/3/2014 11:56:27 PM
You want to "upgrade" to an i3? Either get an i5 or don't bother.
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#15YOeastonYOPosted 7/4/2014 12:05:22 AM
BannedMom posted...
DarkBeta is an Intel fanboy if his recommendation is serious


There is no "ifs" he just is.

Also bravo TC on the troll topic. Good disguise.
#16DC07301981Posted 7/4/2014 12:19:47 AM
If I had to pick between the two choice you gave, I'd go with the i3. But if I absolutely had to make a choice for the best, I'd save up for a while and get at least an i5. I thought about doing a budget build, experimenting both with the FX 6300 and i3 and decided it's not the most efficient build right now.

Get an i5 and something solid to build on, then work from there. Just my two cents.
#17DarkZV2BetaPosted 7/4/2014 1:16:04 AM(edited)
YOeastonYO posted...
BannedMom posted...
DarkBeta is an Intel fanboy if his recommendation is serious


There is no "ifs" he just is.

Also bravo TC on the troll topic. Good disguise.


The funny thing is, I've been using AMD since ~2005.
But, nope, I must be a intel fanboy. Totally.

Also, this isn't about "upgrading" to i3. It's about returning the 6300 for it. At least, that's the impression I got from the "Is it worth returning my FX 6300 for an i3?" and "is it worth changing my FX 6300 and motherboard to go with intel if I still can?"
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#18Lonestar2000Posted 7/4/2014 2:17:24 AM
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/1033
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#19DarkZV2BetaPosted 7/4/2014 2:56:20 AM
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/341

I think this one is a bit more telling.
"but it's over 60fps average amd is just as good baw!"
It's split between <30 and >100. Not good.
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#20Pengu1nPosted 7/4/2014 3:05:10 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/341

I think this one is a bit more telling.
"but it's over 60fps average amd is just as good baw!"
It's split between <30 and >100. Not good.


TBH i wouldn't trust any benchmark scores espeicially when intel has a habit of paying websites and magazines to fake them and also pays software makers to insert their own compiler to cripple performance on an AMD PC's. Basically Intel are only where they are now because they use dirty underhand tricks to boost sales.

It would be interesting to see when the results would be if you took out all the intel BS and ran the tests fair and square.
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