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im guna have to read into this steamroller cpu i didnt know amd were making anymore since everyone ripped them apart for their current line of cpu's being poor
It's due to bulldozer ... If they stopped making CPUs then Intel is going to have a monopoly and i7s would cost like 1000$. Anyway the states will not allow that to happen.
Piledriver is good. Not like the heap of crap BD is
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It's due to bulldozer ... If they stopped making CPUs then Intel is going to have a monopoly and i7s would cost like 1000$. Anyway the states will not allow that to happen.
Piledriver is good. Not like the heap of crap BD is


yea bd is shocking i was in two-minds to go bk to phenom II but thats in my mates pc now frown.gif and i might as well wiat for this steamroller since they say its guna b4 q4 2013 maybe q1 2014 release for it

http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/amd_steamroller_on_track_for_2013_launch.html
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Piledriver is GOOD, my 8350 is pretty friggin sweet if I do say so myself thumb.gif
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Ya I'm in this boat too with a FX 4100 @ 4.5. Do I get the 8350 now @ $179 or do I wait? Ugh dilemma.
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I would probably wait...
That being said I only recently just changed from a phenom II 960T(unlocked to 1600T @4.4) to a fx 6300 and feel as if I wasted cash as I have only gained a couple of frames in most games even at 5.0.
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PII are a different story. Not so with 4100 > 8350. 4100 is a snail
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i got a new gpu now and all games get pwnd on max settings so im pretty happy atm
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Hi there,

contemplating the same thing.

4100(BE)-user here with GTX550Ti. Want to upgrade my rig in summer, and lack the experience to know whether I should go for a new CPU, like the 8350, or get a (much) better GFX.
Moderate gaming, but my main usage is editing/developing in Lightroom and Photoshop. I know an Intel is better suited for those kind of things, but I just happen to like AMD thumb.gif

TL;DR: upgrade from 4100BE to 8350BE, or from GTX550Ti to say GTX680 (to keep it in the same price range as the 8350)?
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Yeah I just went all in on the 8350 and ordered mine last night from newegg for $179. I'll wait and upgrade my GPU after the 8k series comes out.
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Hi there,

contemplating the same thing.

4100(BE)-user here with GTX550Ti. Want to upgrade my rig in summer, and lack the experience to know whether I should go for a new CPU, like the 8350, or get a (much) better GFX.
Moderate gaming, but my main usage is editing/developing in Lightroom and Photoshop. I know an Intel is better suited for those kind of things, but I just happen to like AMD thumb.gif

TL;DR: upgrade from 4100BE to 8350BE, or from GTX550Ti to say GTX680 (to keep it in the same price range as the 8350)?
Why would you stick with a Nvidia card? Get a 7950. 8350 would be a huge upgrade from your 4100 for what you do as 4100 is utterly slow ..
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