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Before I bought my 3570K I had a 970A-ud3 with a FX-4100, I knew I had/was going to upgrade at some point. So decided to just completely change to Intel, but I think I may be regretting the money I spent. Seeing some benchmarks on here and online, also doing 3DMark11 really made me start thinking about this. I looked up a FX-8350 3DMark11 review and found out that it is scoring just about the same as my 3570K, which seriously irritates me when I could of bought a 8350 and dropped it in my 970A-ud3. Unless someone can change my opinion otherwise, I'm seriously considering picking up a GA-990FXA and a FX-8350 since they are now $210 on the egg.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1333027/amd-fx-8350-vs-i5-3570k-single-gpu-and-crossfire-gpu
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Before I bought my 3570K I had a 970A-ud3 with a FX-4100, I knew I had/was going to upgrade at some point. So decided to just completely change to Intel, but I think I may be regretting the money I spent. Seeing some benchmarks on here and online, also doing 3DMark11 really made me start thinking about this. I looked up a FX-8350 3DMark11 review and found out that it is scoring just about the same as my 3570K, which seriously irritates me when I could of bought a 8350 and dropped it in my 970A-ud3. Unless someone can change my opinion otherwise, I'm seriously considering picking up a GA-990FXA and a FX-8350 since they are now $210 on the egg.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1333027/amd-fx-8350-vs-i5-3570k-single-gpu-and-crossfire-gpu

What would be the point? You've already stated that it gets pretty much the same score?

I feel for you though. Nothing worse than regretting a buy.
    
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What do you do with your rig other than run 3dmark?

It will be a side grade at best unless 90% of what you do is highly threaded tasks. Not to mention a significant increase in power consumption.

Having owned a 8150, and socket 1155's CPUs, my advise would be to hang on to the 3570k
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Before I bought my 3570K I had a 970A-ud3 with a FX-4100, I knew I had/was going to upgrade at some point. So decided to just completely change to Intel, but I think I may be regretting the money I spent. Seeing some benchmarks on here and online, also doing 3DMark11 really made me start thinking about this. I looked up a FX-8350 3DMark11 review and found out that it is scoring just about the same as my 3570K, which seriously irritates me when I could of bought a 8350 and dropped it in my 970A-ud3. Unless someone can change my opinion otherwise, I'm seriously considering picking up a GA-990FXA and a FX-8350 since they are now $210 on the egg.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1333027/amd-fx-8350-vs-i5-3570k-single-gpu-and-crossfire-gpu

Going to an 8350 would be a side grade
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I think my problem is that I listened to the Intel fanboys to much and thought the 3570K was better than it actually was. Then I found out that it wasn't that much better than the current 8320/8350 AMD offerings. I'm kinda disappointed in what I paid for. I'll see what the prices look like during Christmas cause I could use some extra cores for VMWare. The bright side of this is that I didn't pay full price for the 3570K /UD3H since I went to Microcenter.
Edited by TKFlight - 12/3/12 at 11:16am
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AMD is always going to be cheaper than Intel, that's a given. The thing that I think Intel has going for it is what is going to last you longer down the road. I'm no Intel fanboy here either, I'm using my first ever Intel CPU (i7 2600k) because I wasn't thrilled with performance of my last 2 AMD processors, but i got what i paid for (and could afford). I think you're better off keeping what you got because benchmarks are what they are.
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Dont be disappointed. You have a great CPU/motherboard combo.

http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processor-reviewed/14

While overall, the 8350 preforms the same, for slightly cheaper, look at that gaming graph. The 3570k is much faster, and again, uses 40% less power.

If you took advantage of the $40 off motherboard deal at microcenter, just be happy with what you have. Most folks would have to pay full price!
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The 3570K is much better for gaming. I had a FX-8120 and re-sold it after one month for a 3570K build. My 3570K pushed almost double the FPS not overclocked that my FX-8120 was getting in World of Warcraft @ 4GHZ. The rest of the system is the same minus cpu / mobo.

The FX did start windows faster and operated within it a little faster, but in games that are CPU heavy it gets smoked.
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The 3570K is much better for gaming. I had a FX-8120 and re-sold it after one month for a 3570K build. My 3570K pushed almost double the FPS not overclocked that my FX-8120 was getting in World of Warcraft @ 4GHZ. The rest of the system is the same minus cpu / mobo.
The FX did start windows faster and operated within it a little faster, but in games that are CPU heavy it gets smoked.
Well Bulldozer sucks compare to Phenom II. I know I had a 8150. The Vishera is 30% better overall. Which Vishera x4/x6 is competing with Phenom II x4/x6. But Vishera is better in gaming then Phenom II.
Edited by dixson01974 - 12/3/12 at 12:10pm
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My FX-8350 was $199 and the 990FXA-UD3 is $149. Wouldn't you be paying $30 more if you went AMD? Just looking at the price of your processor and motherboard on Microcenter. I'd stay right where you're at. It's not bad at all.

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Then again if you bought everything off Microcenter AMD wise you'd save $10. Still not worth the switch.
Edited by thenk83 - 12/3/12 at 3:28pm
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