The only reason Im even thinking about the 8350 is because I already have a AM3+ board. If I was building from scratch I would be going with Intel for sure.
Then it will probably be a decent increase. I have a FX-4100 right and I'm sick and tired of it so I'm heading to Microcenter Monday and picking up some parts so I can get this fake quad core off my hands.
>Lets make processors with more cores but with less powerful cores
>Then we'll tell the world Intel is done
>Oh no it sucks lets release patches for Windows 7
>Oh no that didn't work we'll tell the world that Windows 8 will utilize the new architecture better
>Man now we gotta release Piledriver and hope it's actually good
>Crap it still doesn't keep up with Intel
>Oh well we'll just tell them that Steamroller will be a game changer
I've been a AMD fan for years but its getting crazy now, when a i5 is the same price as a FX-8350. But since you don't want to upgrade to Intel a FX-8350 will be a good choice if you want to keep your AM3+ motherboard.Edited by TKFlight - 11/10/12 at 5:12pm