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In 2014 I'd suggest an FX-8320 overclocked to at least 4 Ghz.

The FX-6300 is a great choice for the price (you'd need to overclock it to 4 Ghz at least too), but given all the stuff you do like video editing and game streaming the 4 modules / 8 cores will be the best bet looking into the future.

If you don't want to replace the motherboard and get some more life out of it I'd recommend a Core i7-860 (seems to be the best price / performance in the second hand market compared to the i7-870, 875K and 880) and overclock it, should be competitive against an overclocked FX-8320.

Here is a comparison between the Core i7 880 (3.06 Ghz) and the FX-8350 (4 Ghz):

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/192?vs=697


Bear in mind that the AM3+ platform is a dead end, so the i7-860 might be an interesting idea to hold you over in case AMD launches an FX chip for the FM2+ platform later this year.
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We don't have any confirmation that AM3+ is dead, but don't hold your breath. Unlocked i7 on that same motherboard would also work quite well, roughly on par with the FX chip.
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Certainly if used is an option, then this is a compelling argument. tongue.gif
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post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the great info everyone.

I got the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 on the way here, but I haven't decided on a CPU yet. But it looks like the 8320 is winning so far, from what I seen. I want to get a more up-to-date set up thats why lol.
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For $30 more why not just get the 8350?
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For $30 more why not just get the 8350?
really ?

8350 is really a higher binned 83XX chip
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Get a fx 8320 but I think that intel would be a better bet for having greater minimum fps
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I really don't think you're going to get many "OMG this is sooooo much better!" moments going with an 8320 vs the 6300. Only you can decide if its worth the extra $50 (from a place like Newegg). If you haven't tested them side by side you won't have a point of comparison anyway. Lets just say both are fine for your purpose and let your budget constraints make the decision.
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FX 8320 will be the best bang for your buck and since you play bf4 you will be able to use all the threads

also 8320 with a nice mobo like M5A99fX or UD5 can get to 4.3-4.6 ghz range pretty easily

the 8320 has 8 cores correct? does that mean BF4 uses 8 cores?

what do u mean by threads? what are the differences between threads and corse? also how many threads does the 8320 have?
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the 8320 has 8 cores correct? does that mean BF4 uses 8 cores?

what do u mean by threads? what are the differences between threads and corse? also how many threads does the 8320 have?

I believe it does, yes, but four threads is really the maximum needed.

Excellent question. A thread more-or-less is what the OS or program sees as a "core." A core is the physical processor on the CPU. Intel i3s are dual-core and i7s quad-core. However, Intel's protocol, Hyperthreading, allows each core to handle two tasks simultaneously, meaning they can act as qaud-core and octacore, respectively, processors. Essentially, each physical core acts as two logical cores. AMD's Bulldozer architecture and its successors do something similar. Each module is composed of a single FPU and two integer cores, giving each module the ability to use two threads. Arguably, FX-8000 chips are quad-core, but for all intents and purposes they are eight core chips.
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