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This might seem like an obvious question, but will I really notice a performance difference on a new computer between the two? I'm building a new PC for use only in lots of multitasking, and Adobe Creative Suite CS6. So I'm looking for quick performance. Oh and I won't use it for any games. Does the price difference matter between the two? Or will I not notice a performance difference and should I save the money and go FX-8120? Or heck, should I just save more and go FX-6200?

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wat is core i5 3450? That doesn't sound good..sounds like some overpriced Intel Gimmick to me..just sayin'
 
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With the AMD chip, you have 8 cores while with the i5 you'll only have 4. If you're doing a ton of multi-threaded things, I'd suggest going with the 8120.
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That's what I was sorta leaning to. So much praise for the i5 made me iffy though. Thanks for clearing it up man, +rep! thumb.gif
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Either CPU is fine. What you need is a good GPU for OpenCL acceleration.
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sgtoku View Post

This might seem like an obvious question, but will I really notice a performance difference on a new computer between the two? I'm building a new PC for use only in lots of multitasking, and Adobe Creative Suite CS6. So I'm looking for quick performance. Oh and I won't use it for any games. Does the price difference matter between the two? Or will I not notice a performance difference and should I save the money and go FX-8120? Or heck, should I just save more and go FX-6200?
What's going to go with the CPU:
OCZ Octane SSD Sata III
Patriot DDR3 8 GB (2x4) 1600MHz
+New mobo, depending on cpu.

In all honesty the performance difference is minor for most 99.9% of user's. Only Intel fan boy's or elitist's will talk trash about BD. No its not perfect, but the same could be said about IB. I would think that BD would perform great for your use's.
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Either CPU is fine. What you need is a good GPU for OpenCL acceleration.

True. The cpu was the main deal on which to get though. If I'm not losing out by picking the cheaper option, and it has the potential of being better for what I need, or the same, I'll just get the cheaper one.cheers.gif
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True. The cpu was the main deal on which to get though. If I'm not losing out by picking the cheaper option, and it has the potential of being better for what I need, or the same, I'll just get the cheaper one.cheers.gif

Wise words. +rep for making a logical decision, regardless of which product you do end up going with, they are both great!
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If you go the BD route be sure to get the 8120 and not the 6xxx series. While yes they do have 8 integer cores ( or 6 on the ladder), they only have 4 FPU's (3 on the ladder) just like a normal quad core. A single FPU is shared by 2 integer cores a piece. Some applications don't benefit at all from the extra integer cores since they are shared among a single FPU.

IB is much faster clock per clock, but I wouldn't really consider an IB since you are choosing from a locked down version and you can't OC. If the choice was a 3570K or something, it'd be different. IB does consume a great deal of less power as well.
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