Best AMD CPU for multitasking..?

Soulja786

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Well guys, which is the best AMD cpu for multitasking, rendering, editing etc.. not gaming. Currently trying to upgrade from a core2duo ...

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farrengottu

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aicom is dead on. the 8150 is awesome for multitasking.
get the windows patches for the processor for a small 1-2% performance boost. explained and linked here.
http://blogs.amd.com/play/2012/01/11/early-results-achieved-with-amd-fx-processor-using-windows%C2%AE-7-scheduler-update/
 

Soulja786

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Thanks guys. But would like something newer and a cheaper than the fx 8xxx series...

Performance wise and in seeing a difference, how would the fx 4100 be? Or do u guys have any other reccomendations.

I just need something notably better in performance than the core 2 duo 2.13ghz and cheap... Intel is expensive lol
 

aicom

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You could pick up one of the Phenom II X4 processors. The FX 4100 really isn't a great chip. The Bulldozer architecture only makes sense when you get to high core counts.
 

Soulja786

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Isnt the phenom II series becoming old ... Lol. I just want a noticeable increase in performance , nothing TOO big or anything major for gaming.
 

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The phenom II x4 (lets just say the 955 model so you can save money...you can always overclock it to 970 levels or higher if you wanted) is still a great chip for multitasking. The reason people have suggested you get the latest FX 8xxx series cpu from AMD is because it uses less power. The phenom II x4, while a great chip, uses quite a bit of power and that would hurt you in the long run.

Having said that, because you need to buy a new mobo, the initial cost of buying a phenom II x4 and a corresponding mobo would be much cheaper than buying a new FX 8xxx cpu and its corresponding mobo.

I also would recommend staying away from the FX 4100. You probably won't notice much change from your current core2duo.

Also, if you want the cheapest upgrade past, I agree with o1die that you should just look on eBay or craigslist for a new core2quad chip as you should not have to buy a new mobo and its also great for multitasking. I would recommend the q8300 or higher (not the q6600).
 

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The FX series are the newest cpus from AMD. For the uses you describe the best choice would be either the fx-8120 or fx-8150. The fx-8120 is now $160 which is a pretty good price. It depends what your budget is but, for the uses you describe the greater the number of cores the better, the fx-6100 will be better performance wise than the 4100. The 6100 is about $20 more than the 4100.
 

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Phenom II's are faster core-for-core than Bulldozer. If you must go with AMD, a Thuban X6 is probably the best choice. The 8120/8150 might be faster if all eight cores are actually getting used evenly, which would be pretty rare.

Of course, I'd be doing you a disservice not to ask why you're only considering AMD processors. If its a price thing, an i5 is faster, cheaper and cooler than either FX 8xxx chip, multitasking or not.
 
IF you can wait, you could place some bids on ebay such as this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q9300-2-5-GHz-Quad-Core-BX80580Q9300-Processor-/150819048055?pt=CPUs&hash=item231d840a77. Newegg has the 955 bare oem for $104 and one asrock ddr2 board left for $58 shipped. With the heatsink, you'd be looking at around $175, about the same as some quad core Intels.
 


Hi :)

I am UK as well...find an 1100T you wont regret it, it beats all i3s, most i5s and in some tasks even some i7s...

I have them in all my personal gaming and some business machines..never regretted it...

All the best Brett :)
 

Soulja786

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Hi,

Cant seem to find that processor ... Is it expensive?
 

xtreme5

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don't lie friend, where i can't see that 1100t beating i5 2500k
1100t is only a bit better in 3d modeling by only 4fps.
i5 is much much better than 1100t

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288
 

xtreme5

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no, it's not expensive, BTW if you takes my advice then get 2500k it is alot better option can overclock too much very good in multi tasking.
 



Hi :)

I "own" A COMPUTER COMPANY with shops, we SELL custom built machines...I KNOW what I am talking about, and if you believe everything you read in so called benchmarks, then I have a bridge in LONDON to sell you...lol

All the best Brett :)