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I noticed this thing straight up rules. I have always been an intel guy. My last build was i7 2600k and i also had a i52500k and the people benchmarking can say whatever they want I used theese builds in every day real world computing and my 8120 at 4ghz on stock voltage blows out both intel chips I had at 4ghz. Video encoding is great extracting is awesome games run smooth photoshop is snappy. I dualboot windows 7 and 8 now and feel although metro may be ugly the performance gain is awesome and the task manager is beautiful. Like I said benchmarking may show other wise but I have been using my 8120 at 4ghz stock voltage for 3 months now and I can honestly say I am not a intel fanboy anymore. AMD shreds it . For me anyway. And no im not trolling just wanted to post my results after 3 months of use. Im not sure if piledriver is much more a upgrade but I honestly do not see me needing any better of a chip for awhile.
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Its good to know that buddy. Frankly even I dont care about either camps (i.e Intel or AMD).
I just want the best performance for the money I pay. Even I dont prefer going on reviews much. Good to know from a user like yourself. I am also planning to get the piledriver soon. I could really use those extra cores AMD offers as I do a lot of video coding and stuff like that. Thanks you sharing your experience mate. thumb.gif
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And all for a small price to pay.

We need people giving opinions like yourself for us to make decisions on what CPU to get. It's all numbers and figures in benchmarks (my over used sentence tongue.gif). Real world performance is always different, so its good to hear users like yourself talking about its "real feel" for everyday use and tasks.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the chip! smile.gif
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I loved my 8120 at 4ghz for everything except gaming. It started windows at least 5-10 seconds faster than my 3570K and scored a 7.9 compared to 7.6. For cpu intense games like WoW though it sucked which is why I replaced it. I doubled my fps in that game alone with the 3570 no exaggeration. If games were made to use all 8 cores efficiently then it would be great but until that happens it will be it's downfall.

Glad your happy though and in most games the gpu matters much more than cpu so even if its weaker in that area it won't matter most of the time. It's good hardware, software just needs to catch up.
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That's because Intel is always quicker per thread. Their throughput is much quicker and because most games do not use more than 4 cores Intel wins.

AMD is best at multi-threaded, they're only just beating the Phenoms in overall throughput.

Also, FX-8120 should be fine at WoW, WoW isn't all that CPU intensive, not intensive enough to choke a FX-8120. It shouldn't bottleneck any GPU
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4ghz on stock voltage 8120 very cheap this days for what it offers !
Best buy smile.gif
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Thank you guys for the replies. Like I stated my only intention was to give feedback on everyday use in real world tasks. I guess certain chips and MOBO play differently because I have the 8120 and a asrock board and although I do not play WoW I play alot of guild wars 2 and FPS like borderlands 2. BF3. COD. and some other mmos. And honestly I know the i52500k is the praised chip for gaming. But I tell you I have seen better results in the 8120. Maybe its just the other componets I have and the fact I have great airflow in case or something I am not an expert. Just a guy who likes building gaming rigs. But honestly like I said I have seen much better improvements than I thought. Also this chip rocks with windows 8. I know people say its a fail and all. But honestly if you can get use to the metro ui it performs very well and has very little bugs for a brand new OS. I have multi monitors so I use metro on screen and desktop view on other and it runs flawless i notice a goo 8-10 FPS in most gaming I do and a very noticeable difference in extracting and encoding large video files. Not to mention the task manager is glorious now. No more having to go to MSconfig you can choose which programs run on startup and see all information presented in a nice manner. Boot time is great. The boot order of having both windows 7 and 8 is flawless.I must say after getting use to windows 8 ui the only reason I keep windows 7 around is for theming it when i am bored. Anyway thanks for reading me rant on and give opinions. But remember guys this is just MY opinion and results and what works better for me. I am not saying AMD is better than intel. I am just saying my current AMD rig works faster and better for ME than my previous intel builds. I would like to know your opinions or answer any questions if needed. Thanks guys.
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Paragraphs, please. I'm trying to read your posts, but the wall of text makes my eyes bleed.
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Originally Posted by Droogie View Post

Paragraphs, please. I'm trying to read your posts, but the wall of text makes my eyes bleed.
This.

I'm glad you're happy with your AMD build. Its strange, almost a "Grass is greener" situation but I recently hopped the fence in the other direction and I feel that my Intel build is superior to my AMD build.

That said, I'm not really a fanboy, per se, I just enjoy computers. My old build is finding itself a new home with my best friend and will be leaps and bounds above his 5 year old dell (That he somehow managed to remain sane while playing WoW, BC2, BL2 and the sort).
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