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LOL, aight.
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Again, a bang for your buck comparison, and you have to buy the whole laptop to get it.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2220&cmp[]=1782
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The FX8350 does have around the same IPC as the Q9550. The FX8350 has much higher stock clocks and can overclock to higher levels though. Along with having twice the Cores, and a much improved NB/BUS. The Q9550 is really only two dual cores on one die, not even a true quad core design. But it worked out surprisingly well regardless.


I would say you would feel the upgrade, it would be a pretty decent jump. But IMO I would just go for a locked i5, if you can push the budget I would get a unlocked version.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117302
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128667

IMO this would be a much better setup than a AMD 8core for gaming.
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Damn, the 8320 is the bang for my buck. And yea, I know that you have to buy the whole laptop to get it. Thanks. biggrin.gif
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Damn, the 8320 is the bang for my buck. And yea, I know that you have to buy the whole laptop to get it. Thanks. biggrin.gif

Actually I wouldn't get anything past the FX6300 IMO. (Which is a great budget chip)

Simply because the mobo cost is so high, that it pretty much nulls the cost savings factor when dealing with a AMD 8 Core.

That i5 I posted will out gun this AMD chip in most games, even if the AMD was overclocked to 5ghz.
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The FX8350 does have around the same IPC as the Q9550. The FX8350 has much higher stock clocks and can overclock to higher levels though. Along with having twice the Cores, and a much improved NB/BUS. The Q9550 is really only two dual cores on one die, not even a true quad core design. But it worked out surprisingly well regardless.


I would say you would feel the upgrade, it would be a pretty decent jump. But IMO I would just go for a locked i5, if you can push the budget I would get a unlocked version.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117302
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128667

IMO this would be a much better setup than a AMD 8core for gaming.

Pretty much spot on. It is just sad that the 83xx chips are on par with Core2Quad IPC.

There is no sense in buying brand new AMD these days. A stock i5 will have the same IPC as a heavily overclocked 83xx part and be the same price or cheaper after all is said and done. It will also not require you to buy a CPU cooler.

In fact, when you consider CPU + Mobo + CPU cooler, you can grab a Xeon E3 1231v3 for about ~$50 more overall and have considerable more multi-threading power and single-threaded power even compared to a 4.5GHz+ 83xx chip.
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Pretty much spot on. It is just sad that the 83xx chips are on par with Core2Quad IPC.

There is no sense in buying brand new AMD these days. A stock i5 will have the same way more IPC than a heavily overclocked 83xx part and be the same price or cheaper after all is said and done. It will also not require you to buy a CPU cooler.

In fact, when you consider CPU + Mobo + CPU cooler, you can grab a Xeon E3 1231v3 for about ~$50 more overall and have considerable more multi-threading power and single-threaded power even compared to a 4.5GHz+ 83xx chip.

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I know that, It's just that canada prices for Intel is crazily overpriced and I rather get my money's worth. Also I want to develop for the AMD side of things to see how well it performs. I also prefer the company AMD over Intel because of the crap Intel did to put AMD to where it is today. mad.gif
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I know that, It's just that canada prices for Intel is crazily overpriced and I rather get my money's worth. Also I want to develop for the AMD side of things to see how well it performs. I also prefer the company AMD over Intel because of the crap Intel did to put AMD to where it is today. mad.gif

Canada prices are inflated on both sides equally.

You are not getting your monies worth by buying new AMD today. Go that route if you want, but don't do it under the false assumption that you are getting better bang for your buck.
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