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I suspect AM3+ is going to be dead this year also. OH NOES THE AMD FANBOYS ARE GOING TO FLAME ME.

Not this year, Steamroller is AM3+. However if the Steamroller successor Excavator uses DDR4 Ram then AM3+ will be dead-end after streamroller.
Edited by sherlock - 2/27/13 at 11:53am
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It's easy when you understand that.

1. A single Intel core = 2 AMD cores

2. That console CPU is only clocked at 1.6Ghz

1. Not quite. (I didn't realize intel only produces one type of cpu core architecture as well as amd?)

2. Last time I checked, a pentium 4 at 4.0ghz is not as quick as my FX-8350 with only one core enabled @ 4.0ghz

Regardless, threading if done right can outperform a faster core if you've got double the threads. Obviously not quite the same here is comparing two slower gpu's in sli versus one faster gpu. Both can perform equally or better under certain circumstances.

As it stands I can not recommend an i5 any longer if you plan to keep your system more than a year or so when there are better options availables that will handle better threaded titles.
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1. Not quite. (I didn't realize intel only produces one type of cpu core architecture as well as amd?)

2. Last time I checked, a pentium 4 at 4.0ghz is not as quick as my FX-8350 with only one core enabled @ 4.0ghz

Regardless, threading if done right can outperform a faster core if you've got double the threads. Obviously not quite the same here is comparing two slower gpu's in sli versus one faster gpu. Both can perform equally or better under certain circumstances.

As it stands I can not recommend an i5 any longer if you plan to keep your system more than a year or so when there are better options availables that will handle better threaded titles.

Where is this proof of handling better threaded performance?

The AMD FX series need 8 threads and higher clock speeds to MATCH lower clocked Intel quad cores, how is that handling better?

And you completely missed the point with number 2
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Where is this proof of handling better threaded performance?

The AMD FX series need 8 threads and higher clock speeds to MATCH lower clocked Intel quad cores, how is that handling better?

And you completely missed the point with number 2

We can have this discussion further via PM if need be. Don't want to derail the thread. I know what you are getting at, but you are missing my point as well. The FX is not the same architecture as the I series, clock speeds and threads can go out the window for all I care at this point. All I know is that AMD's got a stranglehold for both the cpu and gpu's in the upcoming consoles and they are using 8 core cpu's. If you are none the wiser and think that AMD will be far behind due to simple per core performance you will be disappointed when the new titles come out. thumb.gif
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if your not contented get 2nd hand i5 2500k or 2600k just make sure it is in the right price

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You can get Best Buy to price match Microcenter's price of the 3770k. I got mine for $259.00 shipped to my door. The $60 difference between that and the 3570k did not really bother me.
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OKay to clear up a few things.

I need the 3770K for FOLDING and to Future proof my games since PS4 and 720 is 8 core optimized.

The GTX 580 is my TC folder so i can't sell it, short of me getting a 680 or 780, No AMD cards, shaky drivers and No Physx support, plus like the AMD CPU's they suck at F@H.

Looks like i will go 8350 to match the Console options, keep my 580 for Folding and gaming and once the 7xx series hits, might get another 580 for under $200.

Again, i can't afford bleeding edge 3930K or Haswell, the ONLY reason i might go AMD 8350 is cuz it's under $200 New. I have been happy with being 4 gens back with my Q9550, but their comes a day when you know you got to Upgrade...plus the New games coming out are gonna be 6-8 core ready, my Quad can only do so much...

I also relize that a 3770K is a better choice, BUT is SR is also AM3+, then i got one more upgrade after my 8350 i can do for CHEAP. Then is SR is as good as say 2600K or 3570K then just keep it and wait on the ECV on AM4 socket, till it drops in prices and then do another Mobo/RAM/CPU upgrade. OR Get Haswell after it's been out for a few years.

I will say it again, i don't need Titan and Haswell to game well, i don't mind to be behind the Blade of Cutting Edge, it's cheaper and still games great.

So if i can get a GTX 680 SC and a 8350 for cheap, i am set, if not, then at least a 8350. Unless somebody can get me a 3770K for $200 smile.gif

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There was a deal for 3770k @ 229$ at microcenter. IDK if it's still up for grabs, or if you're close to a microcenter, but it'd be a steal at that price.
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If folding and future things are going to utilize more than 6 cores than the 8350 is the choice to pick...

Otherwise I'd recommend Intel for almost anything and everything else.
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Next-gen games are gonna be 6-core and 8-core ready? Could be but not so sure.
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