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What's your view on the fx 8350? Is it good for gaming, editing and general use? Will it be better then the Intel i5?
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i5 is generally better, especially for gaming. The only time the 8350 will match/beat an i5 is in heavily multi-threaded tasks, while gaming is usually limited to 2-4 threads. It would compete a bit better in editing/rendering.

If you have your heart set on an FX, i would look into an 8320/8320e and overclock it rather than an 8350. (FX's big advantage over i5 is cost)
Edited by Yorkston - 12/23/14 at 12:56pm
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There are many threads comparing these two processors directly.

In summary, the i5 (assuming you mean a new, current Haswell i5) will have faster single-core performance, and the 8350 will have better 8-thread performance for things like encoding. From a gaming perspective, I think the i5 is a better choice. For general use, both will suffice. For what it's worth, the 8350 is more akin to a i7 with 4 cores + HT than it is an i5.

Google benchmarks if you want specific title performance comparisons.

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What's your view on the fx 8350? Is it good for gaming, editing and general use? Will it be better then the Intel i5?

it's good for all those uses. better than an intel i5? it is if you absolutely cannot afford a cpu that's $20-$40 more expensive than the FX 8350 it is. otherwise you compare their relative performance in various tasks and determine which is better for your needs.
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The AMD 8350 will be better with programs like Cinema4D (cinebench benchmark) and other modeling programs.

The i5 on the other hand kills it in almost all games vs the 8350

It's really your choice, if you want both good performance with rendering and gaming then go with an i7.

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Also if you do get an i5, make sure it's an unlocked chip. I would taken an FX 8 core over a locked i5.
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Also if you do get an i5, make sure it's an unlocked chip. I would taken an FX 8 core over a locked i5.

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if your not an overclocker go the i5 for sure, ive built hundreds of non K i5 systems and they are alot faster then 8350 systems, overclock the FX tho the performance is good but i still think i5 is a better choice for gaming IMO, my own personal build is the first AMD build i have ever done. i was really unimpressed when i first built it finding it significantly slower in most things then even a i3, once i overclocked it the performance is better. i only built this AMD build due to having no experience with amd so far i found it decent bang for buck but if you want snappy response i dont think i could recommend an FX over an i5 especially not an unlocked i5 unless you were doing some serious multi core rendering that utilises the amds 8 cores
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What's your view on the fx 8350? Is it good for gaming, editing and general use? Will it be better then the Intel i5?
It's good for all 3. As for being better than the i5? I wouldn't say better. It can definitely hang though. It's neck and neck in some, get's beat in others. Really depends on game.

You can see Witcher 3 here (2nd benchmark towards the end)
All the newest games scale to 8 cores so actually if you're in the market for an 8320 or 8350 (heck even a 6300) now is a good time to get in on it. The only drawback is that it's not as proficient as the Intel chips when it comes to older games. IMO you won't have to worry as much b/c you have to fish just to find those problematic games, and if you had to go thru the trouble to find those games, then they're not worth playing anyways.

Here's the 8350 running GTA V and you can see in Afterburner that it scales to 8 cores
My friend got his 8350 the same time I got my 860K. He uses it more so for general use and editing (he does 1080p vlogs) with some light gaming and he said that it drastically cut down the time it takes to get the video from device to it's finished state on YT. He previously had an i5 (Sandy Bridge I think) and he said it used to take hours.
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