Should I trade an FX 6300 for an i5 3570K? Which is best? Why?

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GeekBench 3 (Multi-core)
Data courtesy Primate Labs
Core i5 3570
9,904
FX 6300
7,871
GeekBench 3 (Single core)
Data courtesy Primate Labs
Core i5 3570
3,072
FX 6300
2,053
GeekBench 3 (AES single core)
Data courtesy Primate Labs
Core i5 3570
2,580,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
GeekBench (32-bit)
Data courtesy Primate Labs
Core i5 3570
9,892
FX 6300
7,447
GeekBench (64-bit)
Data courtesy Primate Labs
Core i5 3570
10,445
FX 6300
8,232
GeekBench
Core i5 3570
13,173
FX 6300
9,503
PassMark
Data courtesy Passmark
Core i5 3570
6,994
FX 6300
6,444
PassMark (Single Core)
Core i5 3570
1,989
FX 6300
1,446
 

USAFRet

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Assuming it is 1) free, and 2) you are also getting the motherboard....sure.
It is faster.
 


It's true. The FX 6300 has 6 cores packed into 3 modules, but each core is relatively weak on its own. It excels in things like file compression, but suffers greatly in tasks that require fast cores (like gaming).

The i5 3570K is a great CPU, and it looks like some motherboards for it are still reasonably priced. With a reasonable cooler, this will kick the crap out of that FX 6300 in gaming.
 

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