Originally Posted by stickg1
The FX chips aren't that bad. If you already had a 990FX board from your last AMD build it is a decent chip. I wouldn't build new with an AMD chip. The only way I would is if I couldn't afford an i7 and my workload was very multi-threaded.
Remember that enthusiast overclocking is a rich boy sport, but not everyone that wants to play is rich. All I do on my computer is browse and game, so an 8 "core" AMD chip is a waste for me. If you already have a decent 990FX motherboard, like most of the AMD FX owners do, then why sell it for a loss and spend $500 on a new mid to high tier Intel board and an i7? Is the Vishera worse than an i7? Yes. Does it cost less? Yes. Is it worse than an i5? In some cases, yes, but in other instances of multi-threaded workloads, no it excels. What is the price difference? Same price as the the flagship FX chip, or less for the lower binned models.
It doesn't always need to be "ZOMG MY CH1P PWNS J00 IN CINEBENCH!!!", who cares. I have a dream, that one day red and blue can coexist on this forum.
ive build mine with Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, before 8150 came out, had it running my 1100T till then,
but when 8150 came out, it seemed my 1100T wasnt that bad compared to the 8150..lol
my kiddo is running the comp now, when i decided to go for intel..
atm im trying to sell the 1100T for minimum of 120 euro, and buy the FX8350 for him(184 euro),
i think (now) its a nice upgrade over the 1100T
like you say, if you already have the FX mobo, its a interesting upgrade, the 8150 wasnt good enough, compared to the 1100T
FX8350 looks good to me tho..and you know kids, they all like, more cores is better...lol
hes so proud of his real 6 cores now..even says , "you only have a quad core dad" ...lol
still a bit amd fanboy, idk what others think..lol, always had amd proc's till now
must say, not one day of regret since i changed to intel.. 3770k is great!
intels nearest chip prize wise is the 2500k for 195 euro, against 184 euro for the FX8350
i think the 8350 is very close to that one, or better/faster( onoooo!! ..lol) with some things in the reviews/benchmarks i saw..
still wouldnt recommend it for a new build tho..3570K is about 20 euro more ..so ...well..