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post #21 of 51
I was going to purchase the 8350fx, however I was thinking of the same thing about waiting for the steamroller, I currently have the athlon ii x4 620. I have been waiting a while to save up and buy the fx-8350 I might just wait and see how the steamroller does since I have already been waiting forever
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post #22 of 51
Kaveri will be coming out at the end of the year utilizing steamroller cores. I would wait till then and based your decision on how Kaveri compares to Trinity.
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post #23 of 51
My guess is 10-20% improvement over PD.
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post #24 of 51
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Originally Posted by M3TAl View Post

My guess is 10-20% improvement over PD.

There will be 20% improvement in multithreaded applications alone. The rest of the increase will be determined by how much they can raise the ipc and if they are able to raise clocks higher than piledriver.

Im thinking were going to see around 10-15% in single threaded apps with 30% in multithreaded apps. Along with lower power consumption. thumb.gif
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post #25 of 51
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Now you guys got me thinking about steam roller again.
post #26 of 51
Just wait until SR and 20nm gpus. Atm nothing is great to upgrade
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post #27 of 51
Like I said great improvement over PD, but still no match for Haswell.
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post #28 of 51
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Man who am I kidding. Im just gonna get haswell. There is no way I can hold out for another 7 months. Just no way. I gonna get a 4770k.
post #29 of 51
You cant really go wrong as long as you get an i5 or fx-83xx. Anything less/more is kind of a waste. GPU makes the biggest difference nowadays imo.
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post #30 of 51
with the next gen game consoles going to AMD based hardware future games are going to optimized for amd systems. I personally have an 8350 and without a doubt I can saw that NOTHING I do taxes my processor to the point that it even slows down. I game, I create graphics and websites. I encode videos. I have heard and read of the problems that plagued bull dozer and I can understand people being hesitant about it. Pile Driver is great. I can and have overclocked PD to 5+ghz just to say that I did it. 90% of the time I run it at stock speeds and never have I waited for the rig to catch up to me and what I'm doing. I run Crysis3 Bioshock Inifinte, DOTA2 and Warhammer40K Dawn of War retribution or Last Stand and have 0 problems, the Intel guys will say this and that and point to review and synthetic benchmarks etc but in REAL WORL use the 8350 is truly a world class processor. Haswell is going to have slight improvements over Ivy, but the major improvements with Haswell are mainly focused on the iGPU side. Just my 2cents.gif and opinions. I don't think you would be disappointed at all if you were to get an 8350, couple it with a good vid card and you would be set for several years
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