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i7 and i5 win in single core processing, which programs don't use these days.

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Bit naive of you to say but the i7 wins in a lot more than just single core processes

So pay $150 more?
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remember when you get to 1080p or 1920x1080 resolution and higher games become more GPU dependant which eleviates alot of the CPU limitation so if you play at a modern mainstream res like 1920x1080 then AMD FX or Intel I5 / I7 will only perform slightly different and in alot of cases it is just a few fps period like 5-8 fps also be aware that often the issue that causes the random low fps is often AMD cool n quiet aka AMD's eco feature for gamers this usually is turned off via bios which eliminates alot of the random low fps spikes in cut scenes and such ingames so for the ones saying Intel has higher minimum FPS with AMD rigs disable AMD cool n quiet and usually the minimum FPS issue is resolved.
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It's all on what you want to spend, I mean, the FX series ain't that bad of a chip, it has really good performance for a cheap price, you probably wouldn't see a *noticeable* difference between the AMD line of processors and the Intel line.

Then again, if you really want the top you can get, sure, go Intel, they hold the performance crown at the moment. Just depends, you want to go with cheap that has strong performance, go ahead, get an AMD FX 8350, However, if you want to go Intel for the top performance, and you are willing to pay the higher price tag, go with that.

By the way, Intel Ivy Bridge isn't all that hot, actually. I have an IB CPU myself and it sits on 30c idle, depending on the game the load can go from 50c-70c, they oc well too, can get a nice cooler and pretty easily oc them to 4.2-4.5Ghz; or higher if you want to go there...

It all depends on your wallet. smile.gif

EDIT: Just realized how old this thread is, oops redface.gif
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It's all on what you want to spend, I mean, the FX series ain't that bad of a chip, it has really good performance for a cheap price, you probably wouldn't see a *noticeable* difference between the AMD line of processors and the Intel line.

Then again, if you really want the top you can get, sure, go Intel, they hold the performance crown at the moment. Just depends, you want to go with cheap that has strong performance, go ahead, get an AMD FX 8350, However, if you want to go Intel for the top performance, and you are willing to pay the higher price tag, go with that.

By the way, Intel Ivy Bridge isn't all that hot, actually. I have an IB CPU myself and it sits on 30c idle, depending on the game the load can go from 50c-70c, they oc well too, can get a nice cooler and pretty easily oc them to 4.2-4.5Ghz; or higher if you want to go there...

It all depends on your wallet. smile.gif

EDIT: Just realized how old this thread is, oops redface.gif

it is okay this thread is still slightly active and yes it truly boils down to budget facts are once you get into upper resolutions the CPU matters alot less for gaming and facts are the AMD FX performs very well for its price and trust me there is alot of tweaks you can do to windows itself and also in the overclocking procedure of the AMD FX to get alot more performance than just upping CPU clocks NB makes a good bump in performance and getting 1866mhz ram stable@1t command rate makes a huge difference facts are the NB helped alot with my raid0 performance and multiple GPU performance basicaly i got an increase of around 5%-10% better trifire GPU utilization vs stock NB frequency which puts me around 7%-10% total trifire GPU performance behind an I7 setup in otherwards realy helps alot with multiple GPU setup performance on the AMD FX the 1866mhz ram@1t helps alot also alot of people say the FX runs like garbage on multiple GPU setups this is BS with proper setup and overclocking this realy only goes around 7%-10% behind I7 in total max FPS and average FPS also minimum FPS so far i havent found a game yet i cant play at 75FPS-100+FPS on max settings in eyefinity 7680x4800 i can play metro 2033 maxxed out and never drop under 75fps often stay around 100fps so understand when setup properly and properly overclocked the FX runs like a dog shot in the butt with rocksalt for its price point.

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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2779392 5.0ghz x8 100% stable i use it for hardcore runs
but be aware i can take my particular CPU to around 5.4ghz x8 almost 80%-90% stable

both those CPUz runs were done on my secondary rig ( identical to my main rig other than graphics ) which has ATI radeon hd 6970 in it my main rig is my dedicated gaming rig and i dont even web browse on it it is my rig i use for extreme gaming nights and for bragging rights at my home when i have a lan party and such which i do around 1 time a month with around 15-35 people all setup for hardcore game nights when that happens my central air and secondary cooling works overtime to fight the heat when you got 15-40 computers all setup in one room the heat gets insane.

I want to point out i have a I7 4770k haswell rig also setup with a gtx 780 in it which i was going to turn into my main rig but i decided not to because it runs way to hot and overclocks like crap and all in all i am not happy with Intel over alot of theyre BS they have been doing past few generations Intel has simply been letting us the consumers down with inferior low quality made products with crappy TIM on the die to IHS and improper contact between them and have also been targeting mobile market designs rather than desktop users also the way Intel has been slowly killing our ability to overclock and also fact Intel has truly gotten extremely greedy and all we can do is take it and they expect us to literally say TY i feel Intel doesnt give a rats @#$ about us the consumers they only care about theyre money in theyre pockets.

That is why i now support AMD and have since SB i was on the bandwagon with the IB when little improvement was made with SB and fact Intel didnt fix the die to IHS and TIM issue that upset me it was a major issue that was widely known and complained about yet Intel did nothing to fix it and they do it again with haswell W T F is Intel thinking and what are they thinking with theyre pockets of course.

I feel until a huge dent occurs in Intels funds / income us the consumers will remain being treated like this hince why i went AMD.
Edited by rickcooperjr - 6/23/13 at 7:27am
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