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Which CPU to buy for Crysis 3, AC3 etc.?

By combatantdrip
Nov 18, 2012
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  1. combatantdrip

    combatantdrip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I will be buying HD 7850,then will the better performance of 3450 be evident??
    also can u plz tell me approx how much fps would I gain playing at 1080p?
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

  3. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Posts: 336   +49

    The price difference says go with the Ivy bridge, unless... the ivy bridges motherboard is going to cost a lot more, also the ram speed shouldn't be a issue, I still game on DDR2, and have no FPS issues, also something too keep in mind is that all the FX processors you listed are Unlocked(very easy overclocking), where as all the Intel CPU within your price range are at there set limits and really can't be moved, so the AMDs can be easily pushed for a free performance gain, something not a lot of people factor in but the number one reason why below $200 AMD wins every time for me. In all Honesty all the CPU listed will game fine now and into the future, look at not only the price of the CPUS but factor in the price of the motherboards and ram aswell, then compare the complete package. One more thing to think about I have yet to run a game below 40 FPS on my system, which is getting dated on the CPU side by most peoples standards. The number one factor that helped me up my FPS, especially in new games was moving form dual 3870 x2's, too dual HD 6770, but kept my Phenom X3 8550 (small overclock to 2.5ghz), yet again only game I find my CPU limiting me is Planetside 2 and with that much scale can't really complain at all(specially since I am still getting 30 FPS in larger battles).
     
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  4. combatantdrip

    combatantdrip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    @GeforcerFX- thanks bro!! can u tell me if ivy bridge will support ASRock H61M and MSI B75MA-P45 ...whats the diff betwwen the 2 in terms of performance?
    and whats the diff between h61 and b75??
     
  5. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Posts: 336   +49

    Main difference between the two is age and CPU support, the H61 board was released in early 2011, and was designed for sandy bridge, with Ivy bridge being iffy, to basically not usable on all those specific boards, in fact the intel ark system doesn't even display the Ivy bridge i5 you want to use. The B75 is newer and supports all Sandy Bridge and the Ivy Bridge platform as well, both are budget minded boards, with the B75 being newer and supporting Ivy bridge being the main difference, if you want the Ivy bridge Chip, go B75, if you want the Sandy Bridge chip, choose which ever is more affordable. You should see the exact performance from either system as far as gaming goes.
     
  6. combatantdrip

    combatantdrip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    @GeforcerFX-thanks,since I will be getting 3450 I think b75 will be better !!!
     
  7. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie Posts: 41

  8. combatantdrip

    combatantdrip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    @remixedcat-Well,unfortunately I dont live in US,we get cheaper from stores than online sites!
     
  9. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Well, what are your local prices on that processor?
     
  10. combatantdrip

    combatantdrip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    16000 INR= 291 $
     
  11. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Ouch the exchange rate!!!!
     
     
  12. combatantdrip

    combatantdrip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Yup ,burns a hole in our pockets!!
    thats why I decided to go with the 3450,will serve me at least 2 years!
     
  13. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie Posts: 41



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