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AMD FX BULLDOZER 8350 BLACK EDITION

VS

INTEL I5 3570K

ive looked at benchmarks and in all of them either the I5 wipes the floor with AMD FX and vise versa


i am builing a computer for highend gaming. movie watching , light picture editing , light 3d design work and general web surfing

i have the gpu, heatsink, monitors, case. and some other bits and bobs but i cant decide whether AMD or INTEL

for me

INTEL IS £169

AMD IS £153




So can anyone help me make my final decision




OR WOULD IT BE WORTH WAITING FOR THE HALSWELL (i think thats wat it is called) CORE BY INTEL


i wont be building or buying for a little while as ive got to save the money

i am pre-ordering my case next week
post #2 of 21
If the I5 basically stomps all over the AMD CPU with cleats then spend the extra few pounds.
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in all tests it was either way

amd wipes the floor with intel on one game

and

intel wipes the floor with amd on another game


in a different thread some said the amd has the hyper threading which games are being made to run with hyper threading
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Gaming is the most important use? The i5-3570k is the clear winner. (Most games won't care what processor you have, but in almost all of those few that do, the i5-3570k will have an advantage. Also, the i5-3570k does not function as a space heater. Although perhaps you would consider that a benefit if you're a highlander or something.)

Worth waiting for Haswell? Yes if you are happy with your current performance (but then why are you considering upgrading at all). Half a year away is a long time for some people.
    
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since you have time to save, i would wait for haswell especially if the rumors that haswell will allow for BCLK overclocking we should see some nice clocks from haswell.

as to the 8350 vs 3570k, both sides have good arguments so i dont want to go there since i have no experence with AMD smile.gif
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post #7 of 21
Sounds like you're in no rush I'd wait for haswell more time to save up and prices shouldn't be that much different but if you cant wait.. Go intell i5-3570k and save some money by getting and amd graphics card instead of nvidia cause the prices on them are awesome ATM I'd recommend the 7950
post #8 of 21
What's your current setup? 990FX? If so then go with the AMD and save yourself the cost of a new mobo.

If 1155 then take the 3570K.

If neither, which ever combo you can get cheapest.
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Gaming is the most important use? The i5-3570k is the clear winner. (Most games won't care what processor you have, but in almost all of those few that do, the i5-3570k will have an advantage. Also, the i5-3570k does not function as a space heater. Although perhaps you would consider that a benefit if you're a highlander or something.)

Worth waiting for Haswell? Yes if you are happy with your current performance (but then why are you considering upgrading at all). Half a year away is a long time for some people.

Space heater..? What on earth are you on about? headscratch.gif

For gaming I would pick the i5. For gaming while doing everything else I would pick the 8350 or 8320.
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post #10 of 21
I'd personally go with the FX-8350 simply because I am constantly rendering video files and I game on the side. However if you're going to be gaming a majority of the time, the Core i5 3570k may fare slightly better for you.


But honestly if I where you I wouldn't invest in LGA 1155 at this time. Haswell is about 3 months out. If you want some information on Haswell, check out this video. Short and simple.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kjamJm9SxQ
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