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bulb.gif Remember when members on forums answered each other's questions instead of just arguing their bias fanboy opinions? offtopic.gif

Was there such a time? I've only been into building my own computer, mostly for the sake of gaming, and video editing and converting, for about 4 years now and every damn thread I read is full of bickering and name calling. I'll never understand the mentality of vehemently defending a major corporation, to the extend that you are hateful and disrespectful to other human beings. People's priorities are way screwed up. I just traded my GTX 670 for a 7970, not because I have any issue with nVidia, but because I enjoy trying out different hardware. And I'll never understand when someone asks advice about a new AMD processor, why people flood the thread telling him he is worthless thrash because he only has $200 to spend. It's great that you might be able to buy a new processor and motherboard whenever you like but not everyone is in that situation. Anyway, being an internet bully is pretty damn easy, I'm sure if asked a question face to face it'd be a different story.

Clockster has it exactly right, Stop being fanboi's and start being enthusiasts.
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bulb.gif Remember when members on forums answered each other's questions instead of just arguing their bias fanboy opinions? offtopic.gif

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bulb.gif Remember when members on forums answered each other's questions instead of just arguing their bias fanboy opinions? offtopic.gif

Was there such a time? I've only been into building my own computer, mostly for the sake of gaming, and video editing and converting, for about 4 years now and every damn thread I read is full of bickering and name calling. I'll never understand the mentality of vehemently defending a major corporation, to the extend that you are hateful and disrespectful to other human beings. People's priorities are way screwed up. I just traded my GTX 670 for a 7970, not because I have any issue with nVidia, but because I enjoy trying out different hardware. And I'll never understand when someone asks advice about a new AMD processor, why people flood the thread telling him he is worthless thrash because he only has $200 to spend. It's great that you might be able to buy a new processor and motherboard whenever you like but not everyone is in that situation. Anyway, being an internet bully is pretty damn easy, I'm sure if asked a question face to face it'd be a different story.

Clockster has it exactly right, Stop being fanboi's and start being enthusiasts.

I don't remember much bickering pre-2010. The arguments back then was about # of cores.
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I actually came into this thread because I'm in the exact same predicament and found about 15 pages of useless bickering. I currently have an FX6200 on an Asus Sabertooth 990FX with an EVGA 680. I was considering doing a rehaul of my rig and going with an i5 3570k in a few months, but I wanted to know if I should instead grab an 8350 or whatever the next CPU line is and stick with AMD and eliminate my need to upgrade the mobo for at least another few years. I also wanted to know if the 8350 will bottleneck two 680's in SLI. It's so sad to see what the internet has done to people sometimes.

Has anybody given a decent answer? If there's an answer in page 7 or 9 I didn't bother reading through the whole flame war for it, so I'm sorry if it's already been answered.
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It's not a bad idea to go with the 8350 to save money on a mobo when the next gen comes out, however, have you considered that SR will have new chipset(s)? I believe SR is launching with AM3+ 1090FX chipsets. You might want to upgrade to the new chipset anyway...Just a thought.

I don't think you would have any bottlenecks with 2 680s.

I think SR will be another leap in the right direction, but I don't think AMD will be catching up with Intel any time soon. I think Haswell will still outperform Steamroller.

If you do go with the 8350, get a nice 990fx mobo. Then go for SR when it comes out, but resist the urge to buy a 1090fx mobo. Then again, I don't know what kind of features 1090fx will have over 990fx...

This is my opinion on it.
 
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I currently have an FX6200 on an Asus Sabertooth 990FX with an EVGA 680. I was considering doing a rehaul of my rig and going with an i5 3570k in a few months, but I wanted to know if I should instead grab an 8350 or whatever the next CPU line is and stick with AMD and eliminate my need to upgrade the mobo for at least another few years. I also wanted to know if the 8350 will bottleneck two 680's in SLI.

If I were in your situation I would just grab the FX-8320. It will game VERY similarly to the i5-3570K when paired with a high-end video card such as the 680. You DO NOT need to jump ship as the performance you would gain relative to what you would spend would not be worth it thumb.gif

I built my system this past May and if I were building a new gaming system today; the FX-8320 and this motherboard would be the core components of setup. Would have saved me a little over a $100... That's a nice dinner and movie with the lady biggrin.gif

No, an 8320 / 8350 will not bottleneck SLI 680
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If I were in your situation I would just grab the FX-8320. It will game VERY similarly to the i5-3570K when paired with a high-end video card such as the 680. You DO NOT need to jump ship as the performance you would gain relative to what you would spend would not be worth it thumb.gif

I built my system this past May and if I were building a new gaming system today; the FX-8320 and this motherboard would be the core components of setup. Would have saved me a little over a $100... That's a nice dinner and movie with the lady biggrin.gif

No, an 8320 / 8350 will not bottleneck SLI 680

Thank you very much. I'll wait and see if whatever AMD comes out with this year is worth it. I don't mind spending $200 on just the new 8350, but I'd kick myself if I didn't at least see what AMD has to reveal. Still no update on when SR is supposed to be announced?

And yes, I know all about the costs my girlfriend already got into me when I sold my 7970 at a loss and got the 680, but that's only because I was on my 4th card (2 DOA and one died after a few months of use) and I wanted an excuse to try out the 680 lol. I'm already set with my board, this Asus Sabertooth 990FX is far and away the best board I've ever owned. I was only worried because I'm going to SLI the 680 and almost everywhere I looked it said the 3570k is the best gaming CPU in that price range, but that's not taking into consideration the new MOBO. I'll save the money and wait for all components to drop. I'm sure once the 780's are announced I'll be able to pick up 680's for >$400.

I should've just taken my buddy's advice and saved a few extra hundred in my initial build and I wouldn't feel like I have to upgrade so soon.
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Thank you very much. I'll wait and see if whatever AMD comes out with this year is worth it. I don't mind spending $200 on just the new 8350, but I'd kick myself if I didn't at least see what AMD has to reveal. Still no update on when SR is supposed to be announced?

2014 is likely the year we'll see Steamroller: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20121122235832_AMD_s_Steamroller_High_Performance_Core_Slips_to_2014_Excavator_May_Face_Delays.html

Best of all, it will utilize current AM3+ socket. But if you do decide to upgrade, the 8320 / 8350 is not a bad choice at all.
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2014 is likely the year we'll see Steamroller: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20121122235832_AMD_s_Steamroller_High_Performance_Core_Slips_to_2014_Excavator_May_Face_Delays.html

Best of all, it will utilize current AM3+ socket. But if you do decide to upgrade, the 8320 / 8350 is not a bad choice at all.

I'm gathering there won't be a revised 8XXX series this year at all then?
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I'm gathering there won't be a revised 8XXX series this year at all then?

I would be VERY surprised.

It's suspected that we'll see next generation AMD cards along with Nvidia cards in Q4 of this year: http://videocardz.com/39202/nvidia-geforce-700-and-amd-radeon-hd-8000-series-postponed-to-q4-2013
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No, an 8320 / 8350 will not bottleneck SLI 680

Yes, it will in many situations.
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