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FX 8350 @ 5ghz vs i5 4670k @ 4.6ghz vs i7 4770k @ 4.6ghz

Poll Results: AMD FX 8350 @ 5ghz vs i5 4670k @ 4.6ghz vs i7 4770k @ 4.6ghz Next Gen (YES another one!!!) :D

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 19% of voters (26)
    FX 8350 @ 5ghz
  • 45% of voters (62)
    i5 4670k @ 4.6ghz
  • 38% of voters (52)
    i7 4770k @ 4.6ghz
136 Total Votes  
post #1 of 94
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What processor should the novice gamers get to obatin the best performance?

Is the i7 REALLY worth the extra (a lot) cash biggrin.gif

discuss and share ideas biggrin.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
post #2 of 94
A 4670K is all you need for gaming. It will be even better if it overclocks to 4.6Ghz but that's a whole different story.
post #3 of 94
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Yes, I understand. You'll need a robust cooling system and a decent chip to get to that speed, same for the FX, i've seen FX 8350s that wouldn't go past 4.4ghz.

Discuss, Discuss and argue:thumb:thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
post #4 of 94
i5 4670k. No need to spend an extra $100 for Intel's Hyperthreading if you're just a gamer.
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post #5 of 94
I think you'll spend more on getting an 8350 to 5ghz. It'll take quite the board and cooler to do it. Now, the 4670k at 4.6 will take just as good a cooler but not as high end board compared to the AM3+.
post #6 of 94
'Best performance' , I gotta vote i7-4770K @ 4.6ghz.

Is the i7 worth it over i5 for a novice gamer, probably not.
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post #7 of 94
As an owner of an 8350. It is a wonderful chip. But if you are a COMPLETE noob to gaming and overclocking I would say the I5. It is good performance out the box. The 8350 would definitely be hot on its heels though. And at 5GHz this AMD chip is a beast. So noobs I5. More experienced guys the 8350.
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post #8 of 94
i cant get my 9370 to 5 ghz let alone keep it cool at full load even with two rads haha. even at a hair over 4.8 my full load is about 70c but my one rad is restricted since the side panel was not meant to hold a radiator
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post #9 of 94
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Originally Posted by icesergio View Post

Yes, I understand. You'll need a robust cooling system and a decent chip to get to that speed, same for the FX, i've seen FX 8350s that wouldn't go past 4.4ghz.

Discuss, Discuss and arguethumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

I've been a member for almost a year now, and there are so many threads about AMD/Intel that turn into flame wars about this stuff. I would be careful in what you say/wish to happen in this thread.

But IMO I would go get the i5 and be done with it. Maybe get a little nicer air cooler to push the OC as well.
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post #10 of 94
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Yes, however, new games such as Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs are better off with more but less powerful cores. New game engines such as Ubisoft's will be better off with more cores but we haven't really seen the new game engine, so it just might be hype and marketing, remember how COD Ghost needed 6gb of RAM (Not)

On the other hand, we have Skyrim and Starcraft 2 which are VERY cpu dependant. This is where the FX 8350 falls behind compare to an i5 4670k. Most gamers today are still dual core and quad core CPU's

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