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I'm looking to upgrade. I've always been an Intel guy but wouldn't mind going AMD this time around. What CPU would you guys pick between the FX-9590 vs i7-4770K and why?

What I'm looking at:

AMD FX-9590

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z

vs

Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Maximus VI Hero
post #2 of 7
The i7.
The 9590 just isn't worth it with its TDP and heat. And the i7 still pulls ahead in most cases.

Just my personal opinion.
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I currently own both a haswell & vishera CPU.

1. I wouldn't bother with the FX 9x90 series. Save your money and just get a FX 8320. Overclocking results are largely identical.

2. The 4770k beats the FX series in pretty much every performance category, and performance/watt.

3. What AMD does have going for it, is price/performance. The 8320 is often times over $150 cheaper than then 4770k.

My advice, unless you are on a tight budget, get the 4670/4770k. I like my 8320 rig. As odd as it sounds, it almost "feels" faster sometimes. But all the numbers support haswell, across the board.
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4770K... This says it all for me....   http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4770K-vs-AMD-FX-9590

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4770k no questions
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The 4770k is the superior chip, but an FX 8320 is half the price. Don't bother with the FX-9xxx series. They're a waste of money.
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Cost not an issue? 4770K.

Cost an issue? FX 8320.
    
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