LocalCitizen wrote:- if your code use any of the new features: sse3, 4, avx, aes, then fx is better because x6 doesn't have these.
Deanjo wrote:The X6's do have SSE3 (and SSE4a).
LocalCitizen wrote:- take a look at your code, if it is integer heavy then fx is good because it has 2 more integer cores than x6, if it is float point heavy then x6 is better because it has 2 more real cores (excuse the pun)
- if your code use any of the new features: sse3, 4, avx, aes, then fx is better because x6 doesn't have these.
LocalCitizen wrote:note, if you choose x6-1100 or 1090, add $25-30 to your budget for an after market fan, because the std fan is loud, and not very good for your mental health. (not sure about fx, i don't have one)
LocalCitizen wrote:haswell-e system will be very expensive, at least due to new ddr4 memory. i speculate haswell-e 8 core chip will be same price as ivy bridge-e 6 core, just to soften the blow of high system price.
Geonerd wrote:Are you planning to OC the X6?
ronch wrote:Buy the board first if you must, get the FX later. If power is relatively cheap in your area I don't think the FX's power consumption is really gonna be a problem.
LocalCitizen wrote:I think dlenmn would be more productive with Haswell-E, thus for him it's more income $
xgsound wrote:I just upgraded my Windsor to a 5600 Brisbane 2 months ago. $35 at ebay. My mobo can't take a phenom. Here is a link comparing relative cpu power of 945 to x6 Phenoms. http://www.cpu-world.com/benchmarks/AMD ... 055T_(125W).html
dlenmn wrote:Everyone, thanks for the input. I've decided to go ahead with getting a cheaper X6 -- assuming if I can get one off eBay at the right price; I think it'll be worth it. I'll re-evaluate the situation later this year.
just brew it! wrote:Unless you can find info that conclusively states that your existing motherboard supports the FX, I would not count on it. You're really supposed to have an AM3+ board for FX CPUs, AM3 FX support is hit-or-miss.
dlenmn wrote:I do like the idea of getting the board and moving my CPU over, since that's what I've done in the past. However, I don't think I'll be able to do that again; FX looks like a total dead end, but that may not be true for Intel chips. (Then again, there was noise about CPUs soldered to the motherboards...)
Geonerd wrote:You gotta OC that puppy, at least a little!
Krogoth wrote:LGA2011 doesn't make any sense unless your applications net tangible benefits from having more memory bandwidth or you want 6 or 8 real cores with HT.
just brew it! wrote:Given your use case, maybe you should have your sights set a little higher, like a dual-socket Opteron system.
Krogoth wrote:Bulldozer and Piledriver-based Opterons are a soild choice for the described workload, but if you want go with the Intel camp. Sandy-Bridge E and Ivy Bridge-EPs can be faster.
Krogoth wrote:Bulldozer and Piledriver-based Opterons are a soild choice for the described workload, but if you want go with the Intel camp. Sandy-Bridge E and Ivy Bridge-EPs can be faster, but the platforms that they ride on are quite a bit more pricey. Haswell-E isn't going often much over their predecessors other than TSX support (which may help in your load). Haswell-EX and Haswell-EPs are going to exist in 8-20 real core with HT configurations but don't expect it to come cheap though.