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should i upgrade from 8350 -> 9370

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as the title states, i have a chance to upgrade, from a 8350 to a 9370, the exchange would be 8350 + $40 for the chip. Now why would i consider doing this? I just want to OC the crap out of the chip past 25%. Right now my 8350 is clocked @ 4.9 Ghz , 1.515 Vs ~ cant hti that 5 Ghz and thus I SAD frown.gif. So i was thinking of selling my 8350 for $140 ( got it like 2 months ago) and buy the 9370 for $190 form MC, and if its bad i can just keep exchanging it maybe LOL.... what do you guys think?
post #2 of 37
It doesnt worth some more hz wont make a difference in gaming.... buy an i7 3770k used or i5 3570k/4670k used or wait Intel broadwell/amd steamroller in 2014
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that requires me to buy a new mobo etc and costs more then $40.. and steamroller may/may not even be am3+
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and you mean maxwell, the chips after haswells?
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and you mean maxwell, the chips after haswells?

maxwell is next gen of gpu from nvidia
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The jump from 4.9 currently to 5ghz would mean little in gaming. The value of the 40$ upgrade is subjective only to yourself if the extra $ is worth the mythical e-peen.
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For $40 I would be on that like stink on sheite. You would probably only gain 300mhz stable, but that is a heckuva bang for the buck and you already have a pretty good 8350.

Notice what the naysayers are running. rolleyes.gif
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For $40 I would be on that like stink on sheite. You would probably only gain 300mhz stable, but that is a heckuva bang for the buck and you already have a pretty good 8350.

Notice what the naysayers are running. rolleyes.gif

Naysayers being plural, seing as only myself and Pontiac replied that would include me in your benign "what they running comment". Fyi I own an Fx8320 that is game/bench and stress stable@5ghz, game and bench stable to +5ghz. Depends on op use if a valid upgrade, for benches maybe, for e-peen probably depending on your mindset but for gaming nope. The op did not state his main or intended use after overclocking the crap out of it so therefore I said the upgrade would be subjective to him personally and that opinion stands.
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Naysayers being plural, seing as only myself and Pontiac replied that would include me in your benign "what they running comment". Fyi I own an Fx8320 that is game/bench and stress stable@5ghz, game and bench stable to +5ghz. Depends on op use if a valid upgrade, for benches maybe, for e-peen probably depending on your mindset but for gaming nope. The op did not state his main or intended use after overclocking the crap out of it so therefore I said the upgrade would be subjective to him personally and that opinion stands.

Have to agree here. The extra hz will be real-world unnoticable, it will only be noticed in benching as has been said above. But it depends on how much enjoyment op will get out ocing it. If he/she is like me, I have a good amount of fun just messing around seeing how far I can go.
But in all likelihood it will make little difference. Save the money and get something better in the future!

P.s. I have had an 8350 as well.
post #10 of 37
I also say don't do it. You'll only notice it in a benchmark. However, if you're doing things that need every bit of performance than what the heck, why not? It comes down to whether something like a 10% increase in performance could be worth the money to you.

I have an 8320 and I just pushed it to 5 Ghz for lolz and to get in that +1Ghz overclock club. Only took 1.4 volts or so to run Cinebench Single-threaded, but multithreaded is throwing me an error. I can say that there's no obviously noticeable performance difference in Kerbal Space Program vs @4.4 Ghz at least, which is extremely locked to one core for physics computations.

However, according to Anandtech + my personal bench once you start to get near 5 Ghz you approach the single threaded performance of an i5 2400. When you think about it, you sort of have something performing like 2x Sandy Bridge i5s in your system, if you will. Yes, I know that that's bad way to put it but it shows that Piledriver doesn't suck so bad in single threaded applications if you're going to do an extreme-ish overclock. I mean, people still talk about Sandy Bridge like it's still not worth the upgrade to Ivy/Haswell for just games and stuff.

I just noticed your sig rig. 590s in quad SLI? Nice!
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