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If you factor in an am3+ board, the 8350 is the logical upgrade path...unless you can resell your stuffs.-
post #32 of 50
Best reviews? Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge are stacked with high praises in that department while you'll find a staggering amount of reviews pointing out the shortcomings of current AMD chips while Piledriver reviews remain at large

FX-8350 = ~$200 (Estimated)
i5-3570K = $215 (Currently a smidge cheaper than the i5-2500K making it a no-brainer)

The i5-3570K, overall, is the superior chip across a wide range of tests with select few favoring the FX chip. But if you must go AMD then go with the FX-8350 or the slightly cheaper FX-8320
post #33 of 50
fx8320 seems like a great choice, from what I've seen it vastly outperforms an I5 in multi-threaded apps...that's the point of this rig.
post #34 of 50
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It will be a steal apparently going to be around $200!!!
When you compare it to the i5, not really.
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It will be a steal apparently going to be around $200!!!
When you compare it to the i5, not really.
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It will be a steal apparently going to be around $200!!!
When you compare it to the i5, not really.
I have to disagree. Now please dont take this as a troll cause thats not my intention. But I just wanna help people make informed decisions. An I5 does look great until you need to buy a new motherboard to compliment it. The whole reason most AMD users use AMD is because we dont need to buy a new motherboard everytime we upgrade our processors. I also dont believe all the marketing hype surrounding PCI-E 3.0 cause I know thats the argument for most current Intel users who have upgraded. AMD and Intel motherboards have the same amount of bandwidth available to dual card set ups and above. Cause if you look at the numbers for a dual SLI or crossfireX set up Intel uses PCI 3.0 @ 8x8x while AMD uses PCI-E @ 16x16x so the bandwidth available is pretty much equal. Things get worse for Intel cause if you want to use full PCI-E 3.0 @ 16x16x you need to start adding nVidia NF200 chips onto the board which raises costs considerably. And we also never really reached the PCI-E 2.0 limits anyway. Besides most AMD processors have enough grunt for most people. Hell I dont even know why I am upgrading my Phenom as it already keeps my 6850's happily fed! I think I just want to see CPU-Z display that 5GHz goodness. Look Intel are great chips thats not to be disputed but for value users AMD is the sweet spot as you dont need new motherboards. AMD really has the budget users at heart while I think Intel keeps trying to sell us something we dont need by trying to make us think we need it. If I had all the money in the world I would buy the best Intel out there. But I dont and AMD really has some great chips out there considering the price.
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Sorry about the multi qoute but I struggled to send that last post from my tab. So i made some errors.
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I have to disagree. Now please dont take this as a troll cause thats not my intention. But I just wanna help people make informed decisions. An I5 does look great until you need to buy a new motherboard to compliment it. The whole reason most AMD users use AMD is because we dont need to buy a new motherboard everytime we upgrade our processors. I also dont believe all the marketing hype surrounding PCI-E 3.0 cause I know thats the argument for most current Intel users who have upgraded. AMD and Intel motherboards have the same amount of bandwidth available to dual card set ups and above. Cause if you look at the numbers for a dual SLI or crossfireX set up Intel uses PCI 3.0 @ 8x8x while AMD uses PCI-E @ 16x16x so the bandwidth available is pretty much equal. Things get worse for Intel cause if you want to use full PCI-E 3.0 @ 16x16x you need to start adding nVidia NF200 chips onto the board which raises costs considerably. And we also never really reached the PCI-E 2.0 limits anyway. Besides most AMD processors have enough grunt for most people. Hell I dont even know why I am upgrading my Phenom as it already keeps my 6850's happily fed! I think I just want to see CPU-Z display that 5GHz goodness. Look Intel are great chips thats not to be disputed but for value users AMD is the sweet spot as you dont need new motherboards. AMD really has the budget users at heart while I think Intel keeps trying to sell us something we dont need by trying to make us think we need it. If I had all the money in the world I would buy the best Intel out there. But I dont and AMD really has some great chips out there considering the price.
PCIe 3.0 is pretty much useless unless you are running a graphics card on 4x.
5GHz doesn't really mean much.
I would argue that AMD is not a sweet spot, as their processors only are superior to Intel for people whom can use all their cores. None of their processors have core speeds close to the Intel core series, so if you are running something that can only use a few of their cores, the intel processors represent a much better value.
post #37 of 50
The op will benefit from extra threads, and the fx8320 will outperform Intel's HT solutions at that. I's cheap and will oc quite good, so I'd reccomend that instead.
post #38 of 50
I'd recommend you read the reviews below and do your own research before making a decision:
A) http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/07/27/amd-fx-8120-review/4
B) http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/FX8150/9.html

Don't let the eight pseudo-cores influence your purchase. It is not even close across a wide range of tests. The FX-8350 will be a smidgen faster than the FX-8150.
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When I was upgrading from my p45 E7500 set up I was seriosly considering the P55 I5 750. Until I found out that socket 1156 was only gonma stick around for one gen where 775 had been around for a long time. Then I found out I could get a phenom quad for cheap that would hit 4Ghz easily and you could just slap it into an AM3+ board. Then I learned AM3+ will also be stickimg around until 2013/14 and for three or even four processor generations, I was sold. TAKE MY MONEY!!! Cause I wont need to spend again for another three or four years! And on top of that older generation PC's still have enough power to keep current games happy. So that could even make it five or six years before I need new motherboards and stuff. Although I will still probably upgrade onto the next socket when it comes out.
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