Great article: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=962&Itemid=63
I am also upgrading to the 8350 and my mobo to formula v-z.
Want to upgrade my ram as well. I am going to get 32gb's of it just because lol. Even though the 8350 can only support 1866 duel and 1600 quad channel, would it not hurt to go with the higher frequency like 2400? My thinking behind this is, cant you slow the frequency down and get tighter timings with the higher frequency ram then going with sticks that are rated up to 1600 with looser timings? If my thinking is wrong please correct me. I am not going to spend that cash on the 2400 but wouldn't a person be better off getting the quad channel 1866? Thanks for any advice and knowledge you share a head of time.
also to sum up the link to the article if you don't feel like reading the whole thing:
+ Eight cores and 5GHz on your desktop computer
+ Officially supports DDR3-1866 memory
+ Better performance than Intel on multithreaded tasks
+ An FX system has 38 usable PCI-E lanes as opposed to the 24 lanes of a Sandy Bridge system
+ Excellent price/performance ratio, finally competitive with Intel in the $200 CPU range
- Single core performance still lags far behind Intel
- Few programs use new FX instructions like fused multiply-add, so the full performance potential remains untapped
Hopefully AMD will work on the ICP for jack hammer. If they do, expect a higher msrp and an AMD come back.