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Windows 7: Best CPU for 150$ for Gaming.

11 Feb 2012   #1

Well its not POS Vista lol : )
Best CPU for 150$ for Gaming.

Between the AMD 980 and the FX 6100 AND the AMD A8-3870 APU
I think Im going with the 980. Is there any chance the A8 3870 out performs the other two?

I'm looking for the most frames per second I can get on new games like (MULTIPLAYER - 30-40-50 player) Battlefield 3. I only have 300 to spend on a CPU and Video card upgrade. So roughly 150 each.

I am reading alot of mixed reviews.
The intel I3 2120 , AMD 6100, AMD 980 Chips are what its coming down too.
I understand that genrically the 2120 intel chips "do the most effecient (Per core) work.

But most importantly, I am finding people that say Dual Core Chips show their weaknesses on larger multiplayer - outdoor areas.

(Dual Core was the Crippling case for GTA IV, so its very hard for me to believe that Battlefield 3 x 40 player+ has no need for Quad core) (Although perhaps the physics are lighter. I dont know).

Does anyone here actually play Battlefield 3 , Multiplayer, on large outdoor maps
with either the i3 2120 / AMD 6100 / AMD 980 Chip?

Im sure any of the three will do very decently. I want an AMD chip, but I keep hearing people say "go with the 2120" over and over. I'm thinking it will be safest to go with the 980 quad core chip.


Disregard the rest of the set-up like MoBo - Ram for the moment. Ill patch that up later.
I dont mind dropping the Settings down from ultra. I dont have to run graphics max max.
If I can get high across the board without frame drops, that is plenty great.

Id imagine any of these chips will do great. I just do not know if I should trust dual core (Which will probably fail GTA 4 anyhow). or stick with 6 core. which might be too many for gta4 also X_x

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11 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Better to go Quad reduces stress and will not limit your games

Quad or Six core are more recommended
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11 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1

get a quad core duo cores a pretty outdated for gaming and most run way better with quad get something like this and make sure your mobo supports AM3 socket. And if you want intel dont get I3 because its a duo core processor, if you want intel spend more and get a I5 which is a quad core. I would get the AMD processor though but if i were geting intel go I5. - AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX
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