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Was curious if I should drop the cash and get a 8350.currently got into streaming and my 960t hits 90-100 usage on some games. Would It be worth while or should I stick with my current sig rig? Thanks

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post #2 of 9
to be honest I don't think it will make a noticeable change
wait for haswell tongue.gif
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If you are going to be streaming intel is the way to go, i7 is ment for rendering and encoding. I recently got a i7 3770k (Had a 965 BE and had the same problem as you) and I can stream all games Ive tried at 720p with my new rig, some even at 1080p. ex. I can run BF3 on 720p on Ultra Preset No Problem
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multi-tasking needs cores and if your 960 does not unlock, then it will be worth it to upgrade.

btw, upload speed is critical in streaming. you can have a 3960K but if your upload speed is low - it is not going to help.

edit: use Speedtest to check.
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Yeah i know intel would be the way to go .But I cant really afford to drop the cash on chip,mobo,and a waterblock at the moment 200-300 would be more in my range since my current rig isnt that old.I know my 960T unlocks had it stable at 3.7 with no vcore bump.Was just curious is all.Thanks for the replies everyone.
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Check here what FX-8350 can do in video encoding/transcoding - against intels and phenoms:



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And don't forget you can easily OC it to 5GHz+ thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by cez4r View Post

Check here what FX-8350 can do in video encoding/transcoding - against intels and phenoms:

Source
And don't forget you can easily OC it to 5GHz+ thumb.gif

I'm surprised at that
 
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If you are going to be streaming intel is the way to go, i7 is ment for rendering and encoding. I recently got a i7 3770k (Had a 965 BE and had the same problem as you) and I can stream all games Ive tried at 720p with my new rig, some even at 1080p. ex. I can run BF3 on 720p on Ultra Preset No Problem

...The whole point of Piledriver is that it is a powerhouse for media applications. Its weakness is gaming. When you say that i7's are meant for rendering and encoding, you aren't wrong, but dollar for dollar (especially since he already has an AM3+ sabertooth setup) the FX cpu will serve him FAR better.

From everything I hear you won't be bottlenecked by an 8350 on a single 6950 under practically any circumstances, so unless you plan on doubling down on GPU's in the near future, I would say go with the 8350. Also, AM3+ will have life as a platform through steamroller, so you should stick with it and then decide if you want to jump ship to intel when you can't get away with just upgrading your processor anymore.

You're like the poster child of the target audience for the FX 8350. I think the choice is clear thumb.gif
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...The whole point of Piledriver is that it is a powerhouse for media applications. Its weakness is gaming. When you say that i7's are meant for rendering and encoding, you aren't wrong, but dollar for dollar (especially since he already has an AM3+ sabertooth setup) the FX cpu will serve him FAR better.
From everything I hear you won't be bottlenecked by an 8350 on a single 6950 under practically any circumstances, so unless you plan on doubling down on GPU's in the near future, I would say go with the 8350. Also, AM3+ will have life as a platform through steamroller, so you should stick with it and then decide if you want to jump ship to intel when you can't get away with just upgrading your processor anymore.
You're like the poster child of the target audience for the FX 8350. I think the choice is clear thumb.gif

Too true, +1 Rep thumb.gif

Also if you do get the 8350, You should know to get a aftermarket Cooler for good overclocking. I have heard that the 8350's dont come with a heatsink, even if they do, its good to have a better one than the stock one. For budget cooler I recommend the CM 212 Evo
 
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