Howdy, I'd really like to play the new PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn but I found out that it needs something called AVX support on the CPU which apparently my Phenom 2 X4 (which plays Just Cause 4 fine) does not have. What is my cheapest option for upgrading preferably sticking with AMD?
Which CPU do I need?
Posted 28 August 2020 - 11:54 PM
Depending on your MB and RAM, it may be possible to replace the CPU with a more modern one, that would be the cheapest option, otherwise;
You would need a new MB, CPU, RAM, and possible a new licensed OS.
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 12:48 AM
Howdy. Thanks for responding quickly! Here's the speccy link: http://speccy.pirifo...z3krjqKsKVrWa7u
Posted 29 August 2020 - 06:37 PM
Thanks For the info.
Afraid there is no more recent CPU with AVX for the MB. There is an earlier CPU supports AVX, 2014, but that would be a backward step and I doubt you would find one for sale, > http://www.cpu-world...s FX-8370E.html
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 08:03 PM
This http://www.cpu-world...(125W__BE).html seems to indicate that it's significantly better in all aspects except single thread task speed... Why do you consider it a step back? What is the difference between single thread and multi thread?
EDIT: I found one here: https://www.aliexpre...2834361800.html seems to be a great option, Thoughts?
Edited by Debbonair, 29 August 2020 - 08:28 PM.
Posted 30 August 2020 - 02:22 AM
In general for gaming, higher single thread performance is better.
The link to Aliexpress, looks like a Tray item, no cooler; also may be used as the site says "All the products are 100% original and tested before shippment"
I thought it a backward step considering you would be invesing in older tech.
Link to you MBs CPU support, > https://www.msi.com/...G46#support-cpu
The two fastest FX compared, > http://www.cpu-world...370.html#bench1
Conpared the cheaper 8350 to the Phenom 11X4 > http://www.cpu-world...v._C2__BE).html
I was surprised at the availability of the CPUs.
Link to CPU, new with cooler, > https://www.amazon.c...&pd_rd_wg=HXyld
Posted 31 August 2020 - 04:49 AM
Absolutely Awsomesauce. Thank you SO much for all the help. I've just placed my order, can't wait to play Horizon. Maybe a couple other games I've tried this year will work on it too like Control and Code Vein....
Posted 31 August 2020 - 05:22 PM
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