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post #11 of 28
In the grand scheme of things both are awesome CPUs, the 8320 can be clocked as high as the 8350 and with 8 threads at those clocks can make any techie smile.

Where Intel takes the cake is powerful SMALL systems. AMDs mATX and mITX offerings are no where near as good as Intel's
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post #12 of 28
If you're making use of hyperthreaded tasks, go with the 8320. Use the saved money for something else, like a nicer GPU.
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Originally Posted by TheProfiteer View Post

In the grand scheme of things both are awesome CPUs, the 8320 can be clocked as high as the 8350 and with 8 threads at those clocks can make any techie smile.

Where Intel takes the cake is powerful SMALL systems. AMDs mATX and mITX offerings are no where near as good as Intel's
IIRC AMD doesn't have ANY MITX boards biggrin.gif

@TS
If you aren't going for a CF anywhere in the future get a 970 Gigabyte board. Lots of money saved and you can still still get good OCs
If you were going for CF get the Intel.
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post #14 of 28
If it's gaming performance you want I'd go with the 7950/8320 combo. An FX chip won't limit a single GPU.

Just remember its a lot more expensive to cool a CPU that eats twice the amount of power if you plan to overclock down the line which will negate a good chunk of your savings.
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IIRC AMD doesn't have ANY MITX boards biggrin.gif

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If you aren't going for a CF anywhere in the future get a 970 Gigabyte board. Lots of money saved and you can still still get good OCs
If you were going for CF get the Intel.

Yes they do but only FM2 socket
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post #17 of 28
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Yes they do but only FM2 socket
I know tongue.gif At least they are decent
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post #18 of 28
I believe that with the new PS4 sporting 8 cores/threads that the games industry is moving toward highly threaded programming (FX series) as opposed to programming for 4 beefy cores (Intel). So with that in mind a 8320 would be the way to go, and its cheaper.
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post #19 of 28
What is it that you currently have? Can you simply add in the 8320 to you current mobo? Or do you have to buy an new mobo for whichever option that you choose?
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post #20 of 28
New build - No reason to build 8320 unless will utilise the cores through workloads
Gaming - Intel build

I own the 8320@5ghz, quality cpu
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