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Poll Results: Trade 1090t and $90 for new AMD FX-8350?

 
  • 30% (16)
    No
  • 50% (27)
    Yes
  • 18% (10)
    Waste of time - no gains.
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post #11 of 44
assuming you're just playing at 60fps, you're fine.

BUT

I'd probably upgrade if you knew for a fact that the newer CPU overclocked very well
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post #12 of 44
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post

I kinda feel like my 1090t is holding back my 7950....

I made the jump and I don't regret it; not a necessary upgrade tough as you won't probably notice the performance unless you do synthetics and/or playing some heavy multi-threaded game (like BF3). My photoshop also seems quicker at applying filters, but that could just be me.
Also, I find Vishera to be more of a challenge to OC right, which is fun smile.gif

The only game where it improved nothing is in some single/dual core game like SC2 or ME3. I still think it was worth it for me.
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I'd probably upgrade if you knew for a fact that the newer CPU overclocked very well

This, the 83xx are great cpu at 4,7-5Ghz, if you have the power / cooling necessary (my OCed FX and 7950 are drawing near 550w from the wall at worst load)
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post #13 of 44
I would upgrade. For video games you will notice the difference.
x6 competes very well against the i7-920. While
FX-8320/8350 do very well against Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge.

I'm waiting for the refresh of Vishera in the next couple of months.

The deal is good. But not hot. See if you can sell your 1090T and
pick up a FX-8320 or 8350. Should make the upgrade cheaper.
I would but the market for 1045T isn't as good as the 1090T/1100T.
But if you don't want the hassle try pushing down the cash part of the trade.

MC has the FX-8320 for $140 in-store only deal. killing me. want.

AMD FX-8320 $169.99 @NCIX Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) AMD FX-8350 $179.99 @TigerDirect Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #14 of 44
Handbrake is a bit faster than my 1090T but other than that, my FX-8320 was a lateral upgrade.

It's a bit faster but not noticeable unless you're currently borderline playable/unplayable in games.
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post #15 of 44
If it was me, I'd go for it. I'm assuming you can still hang on to your 1090T? If so, you have the chance to try it out - if it's an improvement for you, then it's a good deal. If it's a step back, I'm willing to bet you can get your $90 back selling it. smile.gif
post #16 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by francisw19 View Post

If it was me, I'd go for it. I'm assuming you can still hang on to your 1090T? If so, you have the chance to try it out - if it's an improvement for you, then it's a good deal. If it's a step back, I'm willing to bet you can get your $90 back selling it. smile.gif

but if he ends up selling it, where do he get another 1090t? guiltysmiley.gif

If you're going to upgrade at least buy a new one, keep the 1090t as backup.
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post #17 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoid.srg View Post

but if he ends up selling it, where do he get another 1090t? guiltysmiley.gif

If you're going to upgrade at least buy a new one, keep the 1090t as backup.

Check my post again - it's based on him being able to keep his 1090T. wink.gif

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Edit: Bah...my bad. OP mentioned this was a trade. I missed that for some reason. doh.gif
post #18 of 44
In your case, 1090T@4Ghz, its a sidegrade. Only an upgrade in highly threaded work loads and/or you can overclocked the 8350 to at least 4.7Ghz.
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post #19 of 44
Do it and with the 90$ get a decent air cpu cooler until u got sorted with the WC smile.gif

you wont be disappointed
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post #20 of 44
Rakuten (formerly Buy.com) coupon code "NEW25" for $25 off $100+ Purchases (New Customers Only)
AMD FX-8320 $164.97 + $4.16 shipping - $25 = $145.13 (Tiger Direct) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) AMD FX-8350 $184.97 + $4.16 shipping - $25 = $165.13 (Tiger Direct) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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