View Full Version : AMD FX-57 vs FX-60

07-01-06, 08:54 AM
Hi there
I'm upgrading my present AMD 64 4000+ and am torn between the FX-57 (2.8ghz) and FX-60 (2.6ghz)
I appreciate the FX-60 is a dual-core processor, but the primary use of my PC is for gaming.
From my understanding single-core CPU's are better for gaming, but at the same time I am trying to future proof my system.
Which ever CPU I end up with will be teamed with an ASUS A8N SLI-Premium
motherboard, 7900GTX card and 2 gb RAM.
In your opinion, would the FX-60 be a better choice for the future even though there are few games that need dual-core processing ??
What about older games from the last few years ?? Will they run ok with a dual-core CPU ?
Appreciate all your opinions, being new to the world of dual-core processing.


07-01-06, 02:15 PM
FX-60 </thread>

07-01-06, 03:41 PM
When I first built my pc I went with a single core and a very one at that. (I have the 3200+) Now that dual core is beomcing mroe and more popular and the standard almost, I would just go with the FX-60 and reap the benfits later. If not, once dual core becomes more and more used, you'll be kicking yourself that you didnt spedn the extra few hundred on a FX-50.

07-01-06, 04:39 PM
single cores are dead...
get an fx 60

07-01-06, 08:49 PM

once you go dual, you'll never go back.

even for games.

07-01-06, 09:13 PM
FX-60 for sure.

07-01-06, 10:58 PM
or an FX-62 if you have money to burn.. :)