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The new FX-9xxx series is aimed at fools. If you really want to build a new PC with an AMD CPU then just buy the 8350 or even the 8320 and overclock it. They will also have 220w+ TDP when clocked at those speeds anyways because they are the SAME.

On Intel's side, when they raise prices it's because you get more performance and features.

4670k = four unlocked cores.

4770k = four unlocked cores + hyperthreading + more L3 cache.

3930k = six unlocked cores + hyperthreading + even more L3 cache.


FX-8320 = "eight" unlocked cores.

FX-8350 = "eight" unlocked cores. Nothing added, just the same cpu clocked higher.

FX-9370 = "eight" unlocked cores. Again, nothing added, just the same cpu clocked higher.

I have to whole heartedly agree. The only AMD chips I see worth getting are the FX6300 or the FX8320. 8320 is the best bang for your buck and it will clock the same as the rest. Mine will do 5.0GHZ and I got it for $130 from amazon. Anything more expensive you go Intel at this point in time. The FX4300, to me just is not worth it, if you want that might as well go 6800k and have a nice backup GPU and possible grab an FM2+ board as they seem to be getting ready to come out here. For that you would have to wait.
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Not everyone is in the same situation. I bought a nice 990fx motherboard a long time ago planning for when faster AMD chips were released. For a long time I've run a phenom II 720 that I picked up for $35 waiting for AM3+ to come to the end of it's usefulness and upgrade. That time is here. My platform is built and all I have left is the CPU. It would cost me the price of a nice motherboard on top of the higher price of an Intel CPU if I wanted to switch. (I do not.)
In my case the 9370 might make sense. However, no one seems to have any real info on how much better the 9370 is binned than the 8350, or what the max OCs are on a custom loop, or even if it's possible to get these things running correctly on a motherboard that isn't certified for them.
(I have a Gigabyte 990-FXA UD3 rev 2.0, not the 3.0.)
Until someone bites the bullet and this info is commonplace, it's a bit silly to offhandedly call the 9370 a waste of money. Maybe 5.5ghz on custom water will be the norm.
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