Athlon X4 860k vs FX-6300

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Which CPU?

  1. Athlon X4 860k

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  2. FX-6300

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  3. Other (post in thread)

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    Price isn't a huge factor, but obviously I'd rather spend $75 than $105. Which one would you recommend for modern gaming, like Black Ops III, BF4, GTA 5, and others?

    Or, if you have a better choice for $100 other than these two that will outperform for tasks like gaming and 3d modelling, post that one. I don't need/want to have an integrated GPU, i have an r9 270x msi gaming 2gb crossfire.
     
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  2. emmanu888

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    If the Athlon X4 is the first gen variant, go for the FX-6300 instead. The FX will beat the Athlon X4
     
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    Vote on the poll so i have an accurate represantion of how many people say what choice
     
  4. raystriker

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    FX6300 hands down.

    The way I see it, the Athlon is to give competition to the Pentium and the FX6300 is to i3s
     
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    Are there any APUs that provide competition to i7s?
     
  6. raystriker

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    Not by a long shot. CPU performance wise, the AMD high end APUs are weaker than AMD's mid-range performance line up. (ie the FX6000 series).
    None of AMD's offerings, be it APUs or normal processors come close to the i7s.
    Though for a single solution, the AMD's apus have the strongest graphics.

    AMD's gonna revamp their whole product family in 2017 i think. Let's see what happens then...

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    APUs weren't meant to be computational monsters. Just light gaming and HTPCs.
    On the other hand, Intel has started the IRIS graphics lineups in i series too.
    Its about a matter of time Intel beats AMD at every field. (Except dedicated graphics)
     
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