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G3258 or keep my A10 6800k for gaming?

Intel AMD Overclock A10-6800K Pentium G3258 Gaming

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I've been running an A10-6800k at 4.7ghz for a couple of years and slowly started upgrading parts, first was an R9 280 and I would love to eventually buy a 4690k when I have the money.

My question is, would a G3258 oc'd to 4.5 be an upgrade/downgrade for the time being and to get me into a good Z97 board with room for improvement later on?

At the moment I'm playing Arma 3 multiplayer a lot and it seems to favour fast single core performance which is obviously lacking in the 6800k, I'm just not entirely sure whether or not it will be a worthy change other than the fact of having a vastly superior upgrade path.

There seems to be no benchmarks for Arma 3 multiplayer, only singleplayer, that I can find to compare the G3258 to what I'm currently getting with the 6800k.

I'm aware that I would sometimes lose out in heavily threaded applications but as I said, Arma 3 is probably 90% of the systems use.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Edited by SM125, 15 January 2015 - 12:41 AM.

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Welcome back SM125.

There seems to be no benchmarks for Arma 3 multiplayer, only singleplayer, that I can find to compare the G3258 to what I'm currently getting with the 6800k.

That is the whole problem in being able to give an informed answer.   From a couple of hours researching, my opinion is, go for it.   

FYI. Using  other than the stock cooler and or overclocking, voids the Intel/AMD CPU 3 year warranty, so you do so at your own risk.  

I don't think it would be a downgrade as you can get a very high OC  and the single core performance is better the the AMD.  You have already seen that your upgrade path would be a lot better.


Couple of points.

Would your existing RAM be compatible with a Z97 platform?

If your OS is a OEM licensed version?   You will need a new one as it is not transferable to a different MB.

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I'd second iammykyl. You seem to be favoring Arma 3/now vs. 'future-proofing'. Since you say the 6800k is noticeable now I'd say find a deal on the intel chip, maybe a combo deal. I'd think the Z97 would cover 'worthy' and the chip will make a noticeable improvement, especially if 90% of your time is on that game.

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