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craft3d
10-18-2015, 05:32 PM
Hey there, so I'm deciding to build myself a gaming PC, but I need help choosing a CPU. I do know the specs but I need a final poll count or something like that.

Anyways, the two CPUs I've scrounged up are.

AMD Athlon X4 860k http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hPfZOaoLL._SY355_.jpg

and

Intel Pentium G3258 http://media.bestofmicro.com/X/P/440557/original/pentium-box.jpg

Now, I'll give you some specifications and synthetic benchmarks to help "influence" your decision. My main priorities for this new PC are mostly gaming, but with multitasking, like running Skype, Windows Media Player, and other apps in the background. My games list will be included after the CPU Specifications have been laid out.

Specifications:
Athlon X4 860K
Frequency/Clock Speed: 3.7GHZ (unlocked multiplier; up to 4.5ghz on air)
Manufacturing Process: 28nm
L1 Cache Data: 256KB (Made up of 2x96KB 3 way set shared instruction caches, and 4x16 4 way data caches)
L2 Cache Data: 4MB (Made up of 2x2 16 way shared caches)
L3 Cache Data: None
Instructions supported: SSE4a, SSE2, F16C, MMX, AVX, SSE3, SSE, BMI1, AMD64, SSE4.1, FMA4, FMA3, SSE4.2, AMD-V, Supplemental SSE3, AES, TEM
# of Cores: 4
# of Threads: 4
Socket: FM2+
Max Memory Bandwidth: 29.8GB

Intel Pentium G3258
Frequency/Clock Speed: 3.2ghz (unlocked as well; 4.3-4.5 on air)
Manufacturing Process: 22nm
L1 Cache Data:128 KB (Made of 2x32kb 8 way instruction caches and 2x32kb 8 way data caches)
L2 Cache Data: 512 KB (Made of 2x256kb 8 way associative caches)
L3 Cache Data: 3 MB (Made of 1x3MB 12 way shared cache)
Instructions supported: SSE2, MMX, SSE4, SSE3, EM64T, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, Supplemental SSE3
# of Cores: 2
# of Threads: 2
Socket: LGA 1150
Max Memory Bandwidth: 21.3GB

Benchmarks:

*Note: My GPU will be a GTX 750 Ti, so the performance will differ.
http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1017/bench/GTAV_960.png
http://www.bitsandchips.it/images/2014/11/25/860KG3258/batmanmax.png
http://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/radek/2014/athlon_860K/charts/oc/wd_1920n.png
http://www.bitsandchips.it/images/2014/11/25/860KG3258/sha1.png
http://www.bitsandchips.it/images/2014/11/25/860KG3258/cinebenchr115.png
http://www.bitsandchips.it/images/2014/11/25/860KG3258/ut3fps.png
http://www.bitsandchips.it/images/2014/11/25/860KG3258/metro2033min.png
http://img.fcenter.ru/imgmat/article/CPU/Pentium_G3258/216562.png
http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1017/bench/Metro_285.png

Games/Apps List
So, now that I've listed what the specifications are, and the benchmarks, I need to give you a list of what I'll be doing on my new PC so you can get an idea of what would best suit my needs.

Games as of now:
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
ARMA 2
ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead
ARMA 2: Dayz Mod
Assassin's Creed 2
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Fallout: New Vegas
FSX
Garry's Mod
Geometry Dash (I really regretted this purchase)
GRID 2
IL2 Sturmovik: 1946
IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
Insurgency
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod
Pixel Piracy
POSTAL 2
Team Fortress 2
Terraria
Unturned
War Thunder

Games I will get:
ARMA 3
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 4
Fallout 4
Assassin's Creed 3
DCS World
Beam NG Drive
Space Engineers
GTA V
Rocket League

Apps I have:
Paint.net
FRAPS

Apps I will get:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premier
Adobe After Effects

So, if you made it this far after reading all that, leave a reply with your final decision. I will make the final decision myself but I want to see what your opinions are.

Also, if you want to suggest new parts for my PC, don't even. I already have it all planned out and I don't need any more suggestions as of now.

abram123
10-18-2015, 11:37 PM
Go with the ADM.

GummiBear64
10-19-2015, 12:40 AM
whichever one gives you the best specs for fallout 4

craft3d
10-19-2015, 03:23 AM
Bump.. any other opinions because other wise I'll make the decision soon.

Areodax
10-19-2015, 03:56 AM
I ain't a PC nerd, but it seems that both work pretty well on their own standards.

peck
10-19-2015, 04:26 PM
Since the performance is so similar you can forget about clocking and such as the Intel will yield as much performance with only two cores.

Few games are built to play in quad core cpu's so that's a plus for the AMD however that has an FM2 slot so don't ever count on upgrading it.

If you wanna use your mobo and upgrade the cpu in the future get the pentium.

***If it's cyber Monday or something***
And for the gpu, instead of a 750 ti get the newish 950.
750ti has been dropping price hard which is nice.

craft3d
10-20-2015, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the suggestions.

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Unless he opens many games at once
Chrome likes to open a lot of processes

Yeah, that's the issue and the reason I might go for the Athlon over the Pentium.