Originally Posted by os2wiz
I seethe FX 8370 being sold now. It has exactly the same specs for stock speed and turbo as the FX-8350. So why is its higher price justified? If it is more highly binned why is the stock speed identival with the FX-8350. My opinion is that AMD is pkaying games here. They say these chips can be overclocked. All the FX chips can be overclocked, yet tess and less of the 8350's can reach 5.0 GHZ even with the best of water cooling. They are creating so mwny variant models tovsqueeze out more revenue, yet lesscand less of 9370 and 9590 can be overclicked above their rated stock speeds of 4.4vand 4.7 ghz. Yet they claik the 9590 isthe most highly binned variant. Can't be true if a lot of them can't reach 5.0 ghz with excellent quality water cooling. My old pathetic 8350 did the same 4.76 GHZ stable as my new FX-9590. That 8350 was sub-par and yet could have been labeled a 9590 by today's standard by AMD. My conclusion is that AMD is ripping us off now as their variants of FX are giving less and less performance and less and less value.
I really want to OC, but I dont have time, family, work (half this year working abroad), new home (old flat with lots of things to repair), etc... its cheaper to buy a 9590 at a little premium and have it running at 4.7 out of the box (on the Asus CHVFZ out of the box all in auto, on the Gigabyte ud7 990fx has to put LLC on High). The current price is very good for 9370 and 9590.
Originally Posted by Alanthor
Got damnit, its so confusing to be given 2 different answers on the same question. Tom's Hardware says 650watt will be fine for 270x Xfire, while here, its not enough. Tom's hardware says Negative airpressure is better, here, its Positive..
Are you absolutely sure that 650watt isnt enough?
If you want to OC maybe you are on the edge. If running stock its enough.
Originally Posted by Devildog83
Not exactly. I got the mobo for free so the CPU, mobo and RAM I am selling to get the CPU and then I will get the RAM in about 2 weeks. Total $940 for only about $250 out of pocket.
How come I knew you might question my motives.
That must be a 16 core and 8 Ghz CPU to cost the same as a complete FX system. Will look for it for my next build if I ever have time to finish this one.