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i want to know of those two cpus recomend me ocn ( gaming,potoshop,programing)
    
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I upgraded from an FX-57 (the fastest single core ever made) and had the same choice to make.

I chose the FX-6300:
It will overclock a little better than an 8 core.
6 cores is more than I need. I thought about 4 cores but, what the heck?
It's a little cheaper (and there are usually combo deals available).
What do you need 8 cores for anyway?
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I upgraded from an FX-57 (the fastest single core ever made) and had the same choice to make.

I chose the FX-6300:
It will overclock a little better than an 8 core.
6 cores is more than I need. I thought about 4 cores but, what the heck?
It's a little cheaper (and there are usually combo deals available).
What do you need 8 cores for anyway?

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8320 without a doubt, especially if you do photoshop or anything outside of just gaming. Besides, being that it's modular, it's better to have a 4 'true' cores then 3 'true' cores.

On top of that, the 8320 will perform better long term for what, 30 bucks more? 2 more cores for 30 bucks is a great deal.

I went from a dual core to an eight core, and I'll never look back. I also game, photoshop, and do some encoding as well. The extra threads help tremendously, as most 'photo shoppers' generally multitask a lot as well, so it's really worth it in the end.

Not only that, but if you are coming from e phenom II, you'll appreciate the 8 core more over the six.
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8320 without a doubt, especially if you do photoshop or anything outside of just gaming. Besides, being that it's modular, it's better to have a 4 'true' cores then 3 'true' cores.

On top of that, the 8320 will perform better long term for what, 30 bucks more? 2 more cores for 30 bucks is a great deal.

I went from a dual core to an eight core, and I'll never look back. I also game, photoshop, and do some encoding as well. The extra threads help tremendously, as most 'photo shoppers' generally multitask a lot as well, so it's really worth it in the end.

Not only that, but if you are coming from e phenom II, you'll appreciate the 8 core more over the six.

that 970 is a good chipset for fx 83xx ???? i will buy a 990fx but i want a gpu upgrade later but i want to be able of crossfire the 970 cant not crossfire rigth??
    
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The FX-6300 has 6 cores and FX-8350 has 8 cores, the only difference.
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The AMD fx-8320 is the winner. It's multi core performance is better. If you will overclock it then go for the fx 6300 because will over clock better, and each single core performs better, than the fx 8320.
Overall the fx 8320 winns, but if you will over clock them, then the fx 6300 will get better.
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The AMD fx-8320 is the winner. It's multi core performance is better. If you will overclock it then go for the fx 6300 because will over clock better, and each single core performs better, than the fx 8320.
Overall the fx 8320 winns, but if you will over clock them, then the fx 6300 will get better.

That makes no sense...They use the same cores. You *may* be able to overclock the 6300 higher slightly, but in all reality the cost of doing so he might as well get a 8350 and be done with it then. A 6300 at 4.6ghz is not going to be any faster than a 8320 @ 4.4ghz for example, except for older apps that are single threaded, and even then, the performance difference would not be noticeable nor worth losing 2 cores over.
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Originally Posted by CrispySquares View Post

The FX-6300 has 6 cores and FX-8350 has 8 cores, the only difference.

I believe you meant 8320, as the 8350 runs @ 4.0ghz vs 3.5.
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that 970 is a good chipset for fx 83xx ???? i will buy a 990fx but i want a gpu upgrade later but i want to be able of crossfire the 970 cant not crossfire rigth??

If you are looking for proper crossfire support, go 990. Some of the newer 970 boards have two x16 pci-e slots such as the revision 2.0 of my current board, but my older version asrock 970 extreme 3 for example only has one 16x pci-e and one 4x pci-e slot which is not good at all for xfire.
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Fx-8320 is worth the price difference, the cooler alone will account for the extra bucks, only situation that can make you choose the fx-6300 is the fact that your motherboard cannot handle the power consumption of the eight cores, so you can build an overall less expensive system with the fx-6300 and still got some really nice performance.
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just go in the intel forums and ask if they would like two extra cores for $20-$35 more.
Crysis 3 and BF3 (Frostbyte 2 based games) all use the extra cores.

AMD FX-6300 $134.99 @ NCIX Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) AMD FX-8320 $169.99 @NCIX Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) AMD FX-8350 $179.99 @TigerDirect Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
if you have a local Micro Center FX-6300 $120, FX-8320 $140, FX-8350 $170



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