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Personally I would not pay more than $160 for an AMD FX-8150 processor which behaves like a quad core due to having 4 floating point units. The FX-8120 is actually priced at the level where it would compete ($160 new) if it had similar performance to the i5-2500K (you can find these for $150-170 and the i7 2nd gens for $230-250).

I think the best buy of the last year or so is the i7-2600K for $200+tax at Microcenter, considering the lowest Newegg had the i5-2500k is around $200 (not tax , free shipping). TIgerDirect also had a i7-2700k going for $250+shipping.

I really miss the days when AMD provided more performance per dollar.
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Of course. now that I know those are coming out, I'll take it easy.
I rarely bought complete high-end in the past, anyway.
My logic is that if I have a good enough job to afford those before they're outdated by the time I get the cash, I probably will not have the time playing much with them, unless I actually work at home (I'd love that O.O)
I just checked the prices;
Top-end for AMD right now is the FX-8150.
What intel offers in similar price range is the Core i5-2500K
AMD offers 8 cores
Intel offers quad cores, Dual-threaded, integrated GPU dunx - quad core only ! No Hyperthreading here !/B]
AMD wants 189$
Intel wants 219$.
Intel has around 13 to 40 % more performance on same GPU/RAM config, according to NCIX/Linus Tech Tips.
I need a new motherboard either way, I am running on AM3 socket.
I also just read a lengthy review of the Phenom II X6 1100T VS the FX-8150, and the phenom still wins. So that would mean that the FX will run the same than my current CPU (1050T), more or less. I will be looking forward reviews of the AMD FX-8350 (Vishera)!
In the waiting (yay for insomnia), I checked motherboard prices.
ASUS Maximus V Formula - 279,99
ASUS Crosshair V Formula - 229,99
They... Look pretty much each other's counterpart, depending on what CPU you have/want.
That means that:
  • if I want to go to intel, for an average 30% performance boost, it will cost me 499,99
  • if I want to stick with AMD, for a predicted 13% average performance boost, it will cost me 419.99
According to my completely bootlegg maths skills and windiws's calculator rolleyes.gif in means that;
for Intel, I pay 16$ per gained percent
for AMD, I pay 32$ per percent gained.
So in my twisted mind, it rings the bells called "Intel will make me pay more, but the gain will be a lot bigger, even based on JUST on the raw benchmarks."
So... Intel to go, until someone actually does a lengthy Vishera VS core i5-2500K comparaison.
It's not like I will have 500$ falling from the sky tomorrow, anyway.

My old i7 870 outperforms the 8150 so definitely wait to see how the 8350 does.

dunx
Edited by 2002dunx - 9/7/12 at 11:44am
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What you need to do is OC what you have..If you can get 4.4 stable..It wouldn't matter if you had Intel or not..
Most likely you're looking @ 4.1-3-ish stable..disable 2 cores..and clock higher.
Your board will handle it wink.gif
How's your cooling?
Cooling is not a problem (13 to 37° depending of ambiant and load)
However I can't get higher than 3.5 for some weird-butt reason. Even at 1.5vcore, I still am unstable above 3.511MHz on 6 cores.
It's pointless to disable 2 cores to get a higher OC... I need those 2 cores.

EDIT: It did POST! highest on 6 cores so far: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2503400

Ah well. This is slowly drifting off-topic rolleyes.gif

So, I also think that I will go to intel, unless AMD does something truly amazing with the new cores.
Edited by Tarnix - 9/7/12 at 12:37pm
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Cooling is not a problem (13 to 37° depending of ambiant and load)
However I can't get higher than 3.5 for some weird-butt reason. Even at 1.5vcore, I still am unstable above 3.511MHz on 6 cores.
It's pointless to disable 2 cores to get a higher OC... I need those 2 cores.
EDIT: It did POST! highest on 6 cores so far: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2503400
Ah well. This is slowly drifting off-topic rolleyes.gif
So, I also think that I will go to intel, unless AMD does something truly amazing with the new cores.

You cannot be disappointed with this choice, I let my 1100T for a 3930K and I since nearly 1 year I don't regret it thumb.gif
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I think I settled my next CPU upgrade
I'll go with the MSI Z77 MPOWER LGA 1155 Motherboard and the Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz CPU. Anything above that is pretty much over my budget. (I'll already have to save money during several months for that)
I'll also throw a 120GB SSD in there and a new NZXT Phantom Case.

OH, btw. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2517866 Perfectly stable. smile.gif
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