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Hello all I am building my first gaming/video editing machine and I am hung up on the cpu to choose. I have always used amd cpus, I want to be able to game and edit videos using programs such as sony vegas, after effects and the like. The two cpu's that I am looking at are the intel i5-3570k and the AMD FX-8350. Every review I have seen has put the i5 ahead of the amd chip for gaming but what about video editing would the 8 core amd beat the i5-3570k in this area, and how much of a loss would I be facing on the gaming side if I chose the amd? Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Originally Posted by Laelais View Post

Hello all I am building my first gaming/video editing machine and I am hung up on the cpu to choose. I have always used amd cpus, I want to be able to game and edit videos using programs such as sony vegas, after effects and the like. The two cpu's that I am looking at are the intel i5-3570k and the AMD FX-8350. Every review I have seen has put the i5 ahead of the amd chip for gaming but what about video editing would the 8 core amd beat the i5-3570k in this area, and how much of a loss would I be facing on the gaming side if I chose the amd? Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
For video edit the FX-8350 will be far better.

EDIT
Sony vegas like between 8-16gb of fast ram.
Edited by dixson01974 - 1/28/13 at 3:23pm
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Benchmarks in multi-thread/core applications put the 8350 ahead by about 25%. Trust me, when you are having to get RAID0 drives to keep up some where close to your processing speed while rendering, you know you have a powerful CPU. Also: here is just one bench where the 8350 out performs the 3570k:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-3570K+%40+3.40GHz&id=828
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8350+Eight-Core&id=1780

Also: The complaints you will hear about when it comes to gaming is a matter of >10 FPS. They both hit 150+ FPS (which most monitors only show a max of 60) so trying to spend more money for more frames is pointless.
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Thank you for the fast replies, I am going AMD and I think i'm running this gpu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007
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http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphics-02G-P4-3662-KR/dp/B008S15XA0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359424613&sr=8-2&keywords=660ti
It's $30 cheaper, and has a little more power. Also: this one is super clocked, so it will have a bit more power than the usual benchmarks for it
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http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphics-02G-P4-3662-KR/dp/B008S15XA0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359424613&sr=8-2&keywords=660ti
It's $30 cheaper, and has a little more power. Also: this one is super clocked, so it will have a bit more power than the usual benchmarks for it

no it isnt more powerful at all. its cheaper for a reason.
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no it isnt more powerful at all. its cheaper for a reason.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+660+Ti&id=88
VS
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+7950&id=325

It's 200 points better, not to mention that bench is for a non-superclocked Ti
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Oh, and they will both get him perfect frames, so I would go with the 660Ti over the 7950 just for the few extra dollars. But then again, the 660 is still good enough at an even lower price.
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post #9 of 16
Lol. No. The 7950 is better.
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Can I at least get a bench or a source please? If you are just going on opinion, your are not helping the issue.
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