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Old 22nd October 2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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Question Fx 6300 for gaming?

Is the Fx 6300, still a decent option for gaming?

Coupled with R9 380 4gb - 1080p

For games such as BF1, expecting to run at med to high graphics,

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Old 23rd October 2016, 1:33 AM   #2
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I wouldn't invest in AM3+ at all at this point in time. But purely from a performance pt of view, in DX12 BF1 - yes it holds its own against similarly priced Core i3 6100. So it might make sense as an upgrade to an existing AM3 system , or if you already had DDR3 and an AM3+ board lying around... great BFB in that case

http://gamegpu.com/images/stories/Te...b1_proz_12.png

As you can see, both an i3, and the 6300 are bottle-necking a GTX1080. R9 380 OTOH - either would be OK.

for a Brand new system though, the Skylake platform is far more modern, faster in lightly threaded workloads, DDR4, much lower power, and last but not least.. not End of life, like AM3

PS. I forgot to mention, and this may be a factor - you can get quite a decent overclock out of a 6300, even on some of the quite low end boards, wheras you cannot OC the i3 (except on unofficial bios with z170? boards), which would be interesting to see the comparison then (for BF1)

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Old 23rd October 2016, 5:10 AM   #3
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Cheers, yer after some more research think I'll hold out for Zen A12-9800 3.8/4.2 GHz
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Old 23rd October 2016, 11:46 AM   #4
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Cheers, yer after some more research think I'll hold out for Zen A12-9800 3.8/4.2 GHz
FYI A12-9800 isn't Zen, it's Bristol Ridge which uses Excavator cores like Carrizo laptops.
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Old 21st November 2016, 7:32 PM   #5
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And the A12 would be worse than an i3 or fx6300.

If you're serious about gaming then look for an i5 with say a gtx 760 or better for 1080p or better again for higher resolutions.
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Zen is just around the corner, jump on board that train if the reviews are good (early leaks looks very promising)
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In fact keeping with the hexacore theme, the best bang/buck gaming chip is likely to be the hexacore R7 1600/x. These have much improved IPC over the FX chips which means in games that aren't heavily multithreaded you're going to get far better performance than you would have had with an FX chip. The FX chips perform excellent in heavily multithreaded games just due to their sheer number of cores, but in something that only uses 1 or 2 threads, they get beaten by i3 cpus, let alone modern i5 or i7 chips. The new zen gear should give you the single threaded performance to roughly match the intel offerings, but in well multithreaded games like BF1 they should get better performance. Reviews likely up in 1 week.
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Old 24th February 2017, 10:19 PM   #8
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Oh I will definately be building an AM4 of some description for no other reason than its exciting to see AMD back in the game! o7
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