EVEN at 4GHZ a FX-8350 won't bottleneck a 7970/GTX 680. EVEN with CROSSFIRED 7970's it will not bottleneck. Look @ this thread done by two members. It was locked due to a bad case of the fan boys. The thread creators had to request that their thread get locked because 3 people constatly complained about the games they reviewed.
Also look @ TechSpots Far Cry 3 benchmarks, the FX-8350 sits 1 FRAME behind the Ivy Bridge Core i5.
Not to mention red1776 who runs QUAD-FIRE 7970's and doesn't get any ridiculously large amount of bottlenecking. He's sitting up in this chart with the kings that own 3930k's. A LEGEND AMONG MEN. Or simply someone who didn't buy into the ridiculous BS that's been spread through-out this site recently.
Honestly, I could give two cares whether you buy Intel, AMD, or even VIA but for the love of all that's good...please stop spouting a bunch of ridiculously false information around. All it does is cause mass confusion. Nobody can suggest a FX-8350 on this site without getting a bunch of ridiculous non-sense being said about it. It's a good processor that directly competes with the 3570K. Piledriver isn't Bulldozer...
Originally Posted by Newbie2009
Then you don't have a clue what you are on about. No insult. Anyone who have tried both camps of late, the difference in single gpu is minor, in multi gpu is MASSIVE.
Oh and I notice you have 2 x 7970s. Get a cheap i5 and you will notice the difference immediately from your current rig, promise. Money well spent.
I am disappoint.
BTW this Crysis 3 BETA drivers are completely irrelevant. the FX-8350 does much better than the FX-8150 in gaming. They're completely different processors.Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 2/8/13 at 1:37am