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i5 3330 vs FX 8120

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Wich one is better for gaming ?? I know that Ivy Bridge is more advanced by per core performance but i5 3330 is stuck at 3.0 ghz ( up to 3.2 with turbo ). On the other hand, FX 6300 can easily hit 4.5Ghz with my cooler, and has two threads more !! I know that i5 3570K is better, but i have choice between i5 3330, and FX 6300. As i seen, Piledriver is noticeable better chip for gaming then Bulldozer. I can maybe strech for FX 8320, so thats option too.I now have FX 8120 and its clocked to 4.0Ghz.
post #2 of 15
Keep the 8120 until you can afford a 2600k or 3770k otherwise your not going.to be happy
post #3 of 15
Depends on your usage... can't see your signature on my phone, but if you've already got an AM3+ motherboard, an FX-8320 would be a food choice for sure.

EDIT: Never mind, you do have an AM3+ motherboard. In that case, I'd choose the 8320 over a new motherboard + CPU any day (unless I'd have money to throw around)
post #4 of 15
Smartest thing to do, since you dont have the funds to invest in new motherboard and CPU (3570k + Z77) would be to get an 8320 and maybe an H80i then overclock it to 5.0GHz. It still won't be up to Sandy Bridge, but it will be night and day from your 8120.
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H80 isnt better then my Noctua air cooler. New i5 3570K and decent board is to expensive for little gain from FX 8320 ( since i allready have AM3+ 8+2 phase board ). Im pretty sure that FX 8320 clocked to 5.0Ghz is way superior to i5 2500K clocked to 5.0Ghz and on pair with overclocked i7 2600K. Only one thing is bugging me, and that is power consumption !! It is only drawback for FX 8320 considering its half the price of i7 3770K and about 80% performance of i7 3770K. FX 8320 clocked to 4.5Ghz is as fast as i7 3770K stock for sure.
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I bought FX 8320 and its excellent biggrin.gif. Its much better then my FX 8120 and power consumption is considerably better.
post #7 of 15
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H80 isnt better then my Noctua air cooler. New i5 3570K and decent board is to expensive for little gain from FX 8320 ( since i allready have AM3+ 8+2 phase board ). Im pretty sure that FX 8320 clocked to 5.0Ghz is way superior to i5 2500K clocked to 5.0Ghz and on pair with overclocked i7 2600K. Only one thing is bugging me, and that is power consumption !! It is only drawback for FX 8320 considering its half the price of i7 3770K and about 80% performance of i7 3770K. FX 8320 clocked to 4.5Ghz is as fast as i7 3770K stock for sure.
Sorry, but that's not true. At least in games, the i5 and i7 will be superior to the FX.
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So u say. It will trade blows wich is irrelevant.
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I bought FX 8320 and its excellent biggrin.gif. Its much better then my FX 8120 and power consumption is considerably better.

Yes, AMD did very well with the Piledriver lineup.

If they make the same kind of improvements with Steamroller, it'll be awesome!
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