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Is an AMD FX-6120 an upgrade over an FX-4350?

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#1 stebbinsd


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

When I ask if it's an upgrade, I don't just mean if it's better overall. I mean ... is there anything? Anything at all? That the FX-4350 might do better?


Case in point: My current FX-4350 is quad core, at 4.2GHz. The FX-6120 is six-core, but each core is only 3.5GHz.


So, it appears at first glance that I'm going from a total of 16.8GHz to a total of 21GHz. However, that's assuming that the cores all function as one giant CPU.


Will there be some apps - namely, games - that require a single core to have a certain number of hertz in it? At that point, the 6120 processor could arguably be considered a downgrade.

My current build:


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:01 PM




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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:49 AM

It's upgrade but so small I cannot see it worthy. Upgrade to FX-8xxx would really be an upgrade.

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