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Smoother game play

Pimp. I can't wait =D. IMO, the FX chips performance is just too random in games, and I've stopped playing more than one game because of it. Like I told my ol'lady, "I've already spent too much time/effort on this rig to have half the games I play run poorly".
     
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well i hope this helps a little.
i went from a fx8150 to a i7 4770k

Fx-8150 was overclocked to 4.3
i74770k is overclocked to 4.5




i saw a smoother framerate when i changed my cpu.
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clock for clock the intel will be better - we all know that biggrin.gif

dollar for $ - nope

over a £100 difference between cpu's here in the UK thumb.gif
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well i hope this helps a little.
i went from a fx8150 to a i7 4770k

Fx-8150 was overclocked to 4.3
i74770k is overclocked to 4.5




i saw a smoother framerate when i changed my cpu.
That isn't going to help the OP. An 8350 at 5 GHz is significantly faster than an 8150 at 4.3. The Piledriver FX is 10-15 percent faster clock for clock than Bulldozer, plus the 8350 is clocked 16 percent higher.

A 4770K will provide slightly higher framerates than an 8350 on any game that primarily uses one or two cores, but very rarely enough to make a real difference. The OP would do better using the money on a video card upgrade.
     
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clock for clock the intel will be better - we all know that biggrin.gif

dollar for $ - nope

over a £100 difference between cpu's here in the UK thumb.gif

I know I'm not worried about performance per dollar, I'm worried about performance. thumb.gif (the benefit of now having all the parts I need =)

I'd have no issue using a AMD CPU in a build for someone who wasn't focused on gaming. However, the performance is just too damned random if you ask me, and when it suffers, it suffers hard.

I don't really see the the FX chips being a dollar for dollar performance winner, since the performance suffers too often. I wish that weren't the case, but, it is.

Now, I've only ran my chip gaming at 4.4, and I have noticed the cpu gains fairly well as it gets clocked up. So, maybe if you are hitting 4.8+, some of the issues go away, though, I fear that isn't the case, and I'm not willing to invest more cash into a AM3+ chip, or better cooling for the one I have to find out.
     
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At this time I don't think a CPU/MB upgrade is the way to go since I get great performance from my current rig and don't notice any low frame rates at this time, not to say they don't happen. My 8350 still has a lot of life left in it and has never given me a reason to ditch it and move onto something else, but I think it was more of a want and not a need. I do bench my rig to compare it to itself to get the best out of it I can, but don't live by the bench or need the fastest/greatest build to enjoy gaming.

I think moving away from a pair of good video cards in crossfire to a much better single card (290/290x) would be a smarter upgrade right now.

Thanks everyone for posting in the thread...
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At this time I don't think a CPU/MB upgrade is the way to go since I get great performance from my current rig and don't notice any low frame rates at this time, not to say they don't happen. My 8350 still has a lot of life left in it and has never given me a reason to ditch it and move onto something else, but I think it was more of a want and not a need. I do bench my rig to compare it to itself to get the best out of it I can, but don't live by the bench or need the fastest/greatest build to enjoy gaming.

I think moving away from a pair of good video cards in crossfire to a much better single card (290/290x) would be a smarter upgrade right now.

Thanks everyone for posting in the thread...

Wise decision!thumb.gif
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At least wait for the 5th generation Intel i5/i7 CPUs.
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At this time I don't think a CPU/MB upgrade is the way to go since I get great performance from my current rig and don't notice any low frame rates at this time, not to say they don't happen. My 8350 still has a lot of life left in it and has never given me a reason to ditch it and move onto something else, but I think it was more of a want and not a need. I do bench my rig to compare it to itself to get the best out of it I can, but don't live by the bench or need the fastest/greatest build to enjoy gaming.

I think moving away from a pair of good video cards in crossfire to a much better single card (290/290x) would be a smarter upgrade right now.

Thanks everyone for posting in the thread...

I wouldn't waste the money. Get a better monitor something that can unleash the 7970s or a 290x. Get either more pixels or more hz. Your current rig can handle both so maybe a 1440p 120hz
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