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Why? 8350 is a server type cpu.It lacks performance per core if you compare it with the intel's offer.

I never said a word about Intels offering. As it has nothing to do with the OP.
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If you take account that most games is 2 thread you need more performance per core. Thuban have higher IPC than 8350.

I'll grant you that Thubans have higher IPC, now let me ask you this, Why do FX-8350 chips pretty easily beat Phenom IIs in gaming? IPC =/= absolute performance.

I can't find benchmarks showing any Phenom II beating an 8350 in almost anything performance-wise...
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You can play just fine with a 8350. But if you buy a 8-core cpu just for gaming is dumb. Its a cpu for specific works. The same way that sb-e is.

It's good for MANY things, and better than PIIs in almost all things.
post #92 of 258
my last and final post in this thread

YES OP the 8350 is worth it for gaming, it performs well and is fun to OC, not to mention you can do alot of other things that fully utilize multithreading, although if your looking for a cheaper solution I'd recomend a 6300 x6 and put the extra $ towards a SSD or a better GPU, if money isnt an issue go for the i5 (aparantly a dual core i3 is ok too rolleyes.gif ) that is all.. others will prolly critcize my post but whatever I'm done fighting intel trolls
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I think people are actually losing the plot lol. I believe his question was is it worth it for gaming lol. then all the intel crap gets thrown in rolleyes.gif

I got a fx 8350 clocked at 4.7. i went with it because i already had a decent am3+ board. People slating it saying its no good for gaming dont actually own the chip. I play all recent modern titles and coupled with my gtx 660ti sc card but only in at pcie 2.0 slot so probably losing a bit of performance due to it being a 3.0 card

depending on the game average 70-100fps at ultra settings with vsync turned off. Now i only have a 60mhz monitor so there's no point going over 60 fps lol so i have vsync turned on in multiplayer games, no lag no slowdowns no bottlenecks.

SO yes it is good for gaming so if you prefer amd over intel get the chip.

I personally prefer the underdog been with amd for 2 years now and i dont think ill go back to intel.
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I never said a word about Intels offering. As it has nothing to do with the OP.
I'll grant you that Thubans have higher IPC, now let me ask you this, Why do FX-8350 chips pretty easily beat Phenom IIs in gaming? IPC =/= absolute performance.
I can't find benchmarks showing any Phenom II beating an 8350 in almost anything performance-wise...
It's good for MANY things, and better than PIIs in almost all things.

. You get a 8-core cpu. Tell me programs that utilize 8 cores. 3d design etc etc... Its a cpu for specific works. If you just gaming just get the 6300. The same cpu just a module less. I have a am3+ mobo on my gf's pc and i will upgrade to a 8320 because she needs it for rendering and 3d animation.For a new build if you want multicores just get a xeon over a i5.
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As much as i love my 3570K i would pick 8350. More and more games are comming with 4+ core support (BF3, planetside2...), so i guess 8350 is more futureproof.
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. You get a 8-core cpu. Tell me programs that utilize 8 cores. 3d design etc etc... Its a cpu for specific works. If you just gaming just get the 6300. The same cpu just a module less. I have a am3+ mobo on my gf's pc and i will upgrade to a 8320 because she needs it for rendering and 3d animation.For a new build if you want multicores just get a xeon over a i5.

... Okay. I was referring to Vishera vs. Thuban... Not Vishera vs. Vishera...

For just gaming, yes the FX 6300 is the best AMD chip you can get for the money... But at the end of the day, the 8350 is the performance king from AMD because of binning. The number of cores doesn't mean it will automatically be worse, as a matter of fact, that means there are more cores to run background processes while you game.

I got bored the other day and locked down a module, and was running 5.4GHz on 6 cores for 6+ hours of gaming. I haven't heard of any FX-6300s being able to get that speed. But I did pay extra for the 8350, so that's sort of a moot point.

EDIT: Not only that, but when I game, I have pandora, HWMon, MSI Afterburner, Task Manager, Ventrillo, a chrome page or two, the game, SCFH, and XSplit streaming my game at max compression (the big cpu killer right there...) I can get near 100% CPU usage out of 8 cores while gaming.
Edited by m0bius - 11/25/12 at 1:02pm
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Let me sum it all up. Intel has advantage over older games, mainly dx9 (including games started as dx9 and added dx11 support later) games. The gap is big. Not so much on latest games with native dx10/11 support. AMD or Intel doesn't matter much in those games.

There's an exception ofc, the PORT disasters like skyrim. It's a gamble there, some treat all cpus same, some favor intel like there's no other cpu on earth.

I can give you a conditional advice biggrin.gif If you can play games with NOT all eye-candy, If you are on a single monitor with a single gfx card, choose what's cheaper.
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Lol. I play Wow for like 7 years. I love amd but dont be biased. Try run any amd cpu with 25-man raid. Or 4v4 sc2 match. 8350 is fine for gaming but you dont buy a 8-core cpu for gaming. 80 % of the user here they dont even need more than 2 cores. Let alone the general population. You dont even need a 3570k to gaming. Just buy a i3.


I was doing 40 man on my pentium 4, back in the days.
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Lol. I play Wow for like 7 years. I love amd but dont be biased. Try run any amd cpu with 25-man raid. Or 4v4 sc2 match. 8350 is fine for gaming but you dont buy a 8-core cpu for gaming. 80 % of the user here they dont even need more than 2 cores. Let alone the general population. You dont even need a 3570k to gaming. Just buy a i3.

I feel like you're exaggerating.

There is a difference, but it's nothing like what you're saying.
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Edited by pcguru2000 - 11/25/12 at 6:08pm
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