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Thinking about changing from an AMD FX-4130 to an Intel i5; Any performance yields?

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So, I've been enjoying my FSX computer for about a year now, and I feel that it now needs a refreshment.

 

The current specs are as below:

 

Motherboard: ASRock N68-VS3 FX

CPU: AMD FX-4130 overclocked to 4.1GHz

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 120V Seidon

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB

RAM: 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3

PSU: Dynex 520W ATX Power Supply

 

I've saved up money since I bought this PC, and I was thinking about upgrading the CPU and the motherboard as well.

After researching for the best parts in my budget, I came to this combination.

 

New CPU: Intel i5-4960K @ 3.5GHz

New Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H or GA-H81M-HD3

 

Although I know that Intel i5's and i7's generally perform better over AMD equivalents, but I want to hear the opinions of others.

Would the Intel i5-4960K perform better than the AMD FX-4130 without overclocking? Also, is this entire upgrade worth the cost (~$270)?

 

Thanks in advance.


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I wouldn't know about the Intels but the FX-4170 runs extremely well and cool with a stock fan.


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So, I've been enjoying my FSX computer for about a year now, and I feel that it now needs a refreshment.

 

The current specs are as below:

 

Motherboard: ASRock N68-VS3 FX

CPU: AMD FX-4130 overclocked to 4.1GHz

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 120V Seidon

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB

RAM: 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3

PSU: Dynex 520W ATX Power Supply

 

I've saved up money since I bought this PC, and I was thinking about upgrading the CPU and the motherboard as well.

After researching for the best parts in my budget, I came to this combination.

 

New CPU: Intel i5-4960K @ 3.5GHz

New Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H or GA-H81M-HD3

 

Although I know that Intel i5's and i7's generally perform better over AMD equivalents, but I want to hear the opinions of others.

Would the Intel i5-4960K perform better than the AMD FX-4130 without overclocking? Also, is this entire upgrade worth the cost (~$270)?

 

Thanks in advance.

Intel i5-4960K @ 3.5GHz if you mean the I5-4690K 1150 cpu. Yes its faster at stock speed than a FX9590

AMD is not good for FSX poor IPC.

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Yes, the Intel I5 will outperform the FX-4130...it's pretty outdated anyway. I've been using the six core 6350 3.9GHZ overclocked just slightly. I works well for me when paired with a decent graphics card.

My system:

ASUS M5A97 monhterboard

AMD FX-6350 CPU

8MB ram

500GB SSD (OS and programs)

1TB HDD (all user data)

MSI GeForce GTX 760 video card

Both FSX and Prepar3d run smoothly with that system....

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For your motherboard, go with either an MSI H81-E33 or an Asus H81-Pro.  Both should be able to clock that CPU easily to around 4.2ghz with a low end aftermarket cooler like the coolermaster 212.

 

This would smoke your AMD system (even at stock), and would be well worth the outlay


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