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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

What does he mean that the 8350 couldn't match almost a 4 year old processor in everyday tasks? He doesn't explain, he just lists it as a Con.



Pros: WEI=7.8, ran cool, good price.......

Cons: Couldn't match my 965x4 in everyday tasks, single tread performance seemed about 2.5Ghz, only clocks down to 1.4 or so at idle, I finally gave up and pulled it out.........

Other Thoughts: Had this with a 990FX chipset, Raid 10 RE4 setup, 2x8 1600mhz memory, fresh Win7-64 install, 7.8/7.8/7.5/7.5/6.4 on WEI and it was a PIG surfing on the internet, a simple Win Defender scan took 3x longer than the prior 965x4 did with the same setup! Not what I was looking for.............
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Originally Posted by funnyman View Post



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

What does he mean that the 8350 couldn't match almost a 4 year old processor in everyday tasks? He doesn't explain, he just lists it as a Con.



Pros: WEI=7.8, ran cool, good price.......

Cons: Couldn't match my 965x4 in everyday tasks, single tread performance seemed about 2.5Ghz, only clocks down to 1.4 or so at idle, I finally gave up and pulled it out.........

Other Thoughts: Had this with a 990FX chipset, Raid 10 RE4 setup, 2x8 1600mhz memory, fresh Win7-64 install, 7.8/7.8/7.5/7.5/6.4 on WEI and it was a PIG surfing on the internet, a simple Win Defender scan took 3x longer than the prior 965x4 did with the same setup! Not what I was looking for.............

It's very simple, that guy is a clown.

If you check any review for a x4 965 vs an 8350 comparision, the latter is ahead in every test.

e.g. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=697
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I'd obviously rather have an FX-8350 over a 965BE, and Newegg reviews are often extremely flaky, but the reviewers statements are not completely devoid of merit.

There are certainly some cases where a 965BE can be faster than an FX-8350, and most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two in many everyday tasks.
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If you check any review for a x4 965 vs an 8350 comparision, the latter is ahead in every test.

e.g. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=697

Most of those tests are quite well threaded, and not all are "everyday" tasks for most.

Single/lightly threaded performance is quite comparable between the two parts, so is relative OC potential.
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He's overstating it a bit, but t he Stars architecture does have faster IPC than Bulldozer/Piledriver still. Which is really sad.
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Considering most people won't even see the difference between a Q6600 and a 3960X in daily usage tasks... I wouldn't give that review much relevance.

Heck. I can't notice any difference at all between the theoretically anemic CPU on my A10-5700 and my 4GHz X6 1055T.
   
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He didn't even say what his "everyday tasks" were. One persons everyday tasks can be much different from another. Is he talking about checking email? Youtube? FB? General web surfing? He needs to be more specific when making a review. That 8350 should have been outperforming the 965 like nobodies business.
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The 8350 is the better cpu of the two, hands down.
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