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Other forums they say there is nothing wrong with the 8350 but i beg to differ, Im just trying to source out if the i7 makes any real improvements in gaming or is it still really a platform that is waiting to have its potential unlocked. All the players in wow say get an i7 but they can never give a reason why it is better than an i5

Im in the same boat man, its not just you. My 8350 is definitely an improvement over my 1100t but I get serious fps dips as well....literally into the sub30 fps range in crowded areas.....and it doesnt matter if im runnin 4.0ghz pr 5.0ghz, the difference is maybe 5 minimum fps more if that
    
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post #12 of 206
First overclock your cpu to 4.5/4.7ghz and compare if you already have cpu overclock,which is your resolution?
post #13 of 206
i5 is more performance to price wise, i7 is by all means good cpu but it;s overpriced. Imo hyperthreading is not worth the hassle as very few games can use it now. Get an i5-4670k and decent mobo (personally i advise gigabyte mobos, its butter and honey to oc cpu with them smile.gif )
post #14 of 206
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When I do an overclock to 4.5gh it doesnt affect my fps at all, i game in 1920x1080 dual monitors
post #15 of 206
which is more likely okay xD many games have hard times to use all the power of even 4,0 not to mention 4,5. ocing above 4,0 ghz is just for art not really for some ballzy performance smile.gif
post #16 of 206
The i5 also runs a good bit colder than what happens on an i7 with HyperThreading enabled, so there's a bit more room for OC experiments. An i5 choice might end up genuinely better for WoW. Every CPU is of course unique and how yours will behave regarding the voltage it wants is pure luck, so how i5 and i7 compare would just be talk about averages.

It's generally a lot less important to choose a board with strong VRM for Intel's stuff compared to what you know from AMD FX so it should be possible to find something that's not expensive. Check if the GA-Z87X-D3H board is a good price in Australia. It has everything you'd possibly need regarding voltage supply for the CPU and you can sometimes get it for $120 or something in the US.

It feels a bit depressing to replace the FX-8350 as it can be great when it gets a chance to use all of its cores and stuff. You might want to try to overclock it as much as you can before deciding on replacing it. frown.gif
post #17 of 206
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which is more likely okay xD many games have hard times to use all the power of even 4,0 not to mention 4,5. ocing above 4,0 ghz is just for art not really for some ballzy performance smile.gif

The games he plays are single and dual threaded. Something his 8350 does horribly
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post #18 of 206
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It is extremely disappointing getting rid of an investment of my amd 8350 but the fps dips are just a nightmare. So all in all it would be better to buy an i5 instead of the i7 as i cant really afford another upgrade for a few more years i would say at the least
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It is extremely disappointing getting rid of an investment of my amd 8350 but the fps dips are just a nightmare. So all in all it would be better to buy an i5 instead of the i7 as i cant really afford another upgrade for a few more years i would say at the least

Technology isnt an investment. You will never make a return on it
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post #20 of 206
im not really into amds cpus as i hate them totally so i cant say much, all i can say that i dont see difference on my i5-4670k after breaking 4.0 atm 4,5 stable oc and totally no difference as i would be at 4.0
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