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Aurora-[NZ]

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys. I have been out of the Hardware scence for a while now and am a little behind. Now, i'm building a new PC very shortly, and pretty much the only thing i'll do on a PC is play games, and I always want them to perform and look the best possible. I'm having trouble with choosing the processor. It's a toss up between the AMD FX-60 dual core, or the AMD FX-57. Which of the two is better for high end gaming? What are the advantages of dual core when it comes to gaming, in comparrison with the 57? I'm not really worried about cost, and intel is certainly out of the picture xD Cheers guys, Auror0natr0n.




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#2 12 years ago
'Aurora-[NZ']Which of the two is better for high end gaming? What are the advantages of dual core when it comes to gaming, in comparrison with the 57?

The FX-60 would be better, it may be clocked 200Mhz slower, but it has two cores running at almost the speed of the single FX-57 core.

The main advantages to dual core, right now, is the you can have all the background processes and programs running on one core, and your game running on the other. that way the games can actually use %100 CPU power in that core. Once more games start coming out that can really take advantage of dual cores, the FX-60 will have a even better lead of the FX-57.

If money is not a concern, go with the FX-60.




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#3 12 years ago

The disadvantage of the dual core for gaming is that the majority of games can't use the second core (very large majority, that is). You're therefore running everything on a single core with a slower clockspeed than an FX-57.

On the other hand, dual processors have been making massive inroads into the performance/enthusiast market recently, so in a way it might be the better option for the future because undoubtedly game makers will start to make dual processor support a more usual feature.

At the moment, if you want the absolute fastest for gaming go for the FX-57. But you won't notice a difference (except for your bank account) regardless of which you choose to be honest.




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#4 12 years ago

Both fantastically fast and both criminally expensive. Get the highest clocking Processor you can afford and overclock it and save a few hundred.




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#5 12 years ago

go get the FX-60.. if you dont mind the price.. yes, true that a large majority of games dont use the second core but slowly games are being made to use to dual core and a few games have released patches so that the dual core can come into use.. such as quake 4 and HL2..




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#6 12 years ago

Excellent, thanks a lot guys.




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#7 12 years ago
Bs|ArchaonAt the moment, if you want the absolute fastest for gaming go for the FX-57

The FX-57 may be the fastest right now (in games), but the FX-60 will last you alot longer for good gaming than the 57 will.

Excellent, thanks a lot guys.

Which did you decide on?




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#8 12 years ago

If you got loads of money then the FX60,personaly i would get an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual-Core, 200mhz slower than the FX60 but half the price and you can always overclock 200mhz,no problem :D




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#9 12 years ago
-StaticX-The FX-57 may be the fastest right now (in games), but the FX-60 will last you alot longer for good gaming than the 57 will.

I did say that. :p




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#10 12 years ago
Mr.NitroIf you got loads of money then the FX60,personaly i would get an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual-Core, 200mhz slower than the FX60 but half the price and you can always overclock 200mhz,no problem :D

You make an excellent point! For the exact same reason, I bought a 3700+ San Diego over the 4000+, because it was $120 more for 200mhz which I overclocked beyond easily.




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