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Okay then.


Don't listen to all the bs. If I were you I would get a decent 8+2 phase 990FX board and get a 95 watt variant of a AMD 8 core cpu. They overclock high at a lesser vcore and produce less heat. They would be a better fit for your Hyper 212 EVO. Plus they are cheaper than an 8350. At least in the USA.
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Is there any reasoning to this? Or just merely afraid to touch anything without a sealed box?

I have never purchased anything new, paying full price when you can have the same functionality for a lesser price is something I cant overlook.

Especially on a lease return system.
Reasoning?


They are underpowered compared to a desktop equivalent. Very much so.
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They are underpowered compared to a desktop equivalent. Very much so.

Proof?

I had no issues with my old 4700mq running similarly to i7-3770's
    
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Just wait for Skylake FX 8000's CPU's are power hungry- heat generating-low single threaded performance CPU's for 100 or so more $ I could have gotten a 4670k, and I definately regret not having done so, trust me, my main drawback was that the good mobo's for intel seemed to average 200's, altought the Asus z97-A looked decent for 150..

Didn't he state just about the same thing? Doesn't anyone read? A decent I5 and a board to go with it are very expensive in Canada vs what he is thinking of on the AMD side. This is a placeholder rig for him and he is on a budget.
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Just putting it out there that when I killed my QX9650 two weeks ago, I replaced it with an FX-4350. Haven't played many games (since it really just hosts my wife's estrogen-powered shows on it), but it seems to be a straight transition offering nearly identical (sometimes better) performance at stock.

Therefore, an FX8350 should be a solid upgrade, imo.
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They are underpowered compared to a desktop equivalent. Very much so.

They are the same arch.

Just better binned for low voltage. Along with lower clocks.


Clock for clock they are the same chip as the desktop versions.

This is common knowledge. tongue.gif


Also stop trying to make it seem like the FX 8 cores are better than they truly are. While they are not totally bad chips, piledriver is around 3 years old now. The Platform is dead, and it is a waste of money to invest in that platform.

At best they compete against a i5 2500k, at stock or with a mild OC. A 2500k will walk all over the AMD when overclocked to 4.8ghz.


Honestly some of us a big AMD fans. And even we won't touch AMD's FX chips. Phenom II was the last good CPU series from AMD. RIP Phenom tongue.gif
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Proof?

I had no issues with my old 4700mq running similarly to i7-3770's

Can I be proof? Used them for years they may kick butt on benchmarks and on paper but once you start throwing multiple programs and games at them they just crumble.
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Didn't he state just about the same thing? Doesn't anyone read? A decent I5 and a board to go with it are very expensive in Canada vs what he is thinking of on the AMD side. This is a placeholder rig for him and he is on a budget.

Actually it is cheaper. You don't need a $200 board for a locked i5. That is stupid.

He was about to spend 180 bucks on a mobo for the AMD system. When now he can get one under $100 to use with a locked i5.


Not only would he save money getting the i5, but he would get better game performance. This is fact, pure fact. thumb.gif
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Really seems like OP is set on an AMD rig. Yes, there are some Intel combos that outright beat FX at $400, but he wants AMD. That said, if I knew I were upgrading to Zen or whatever within 2 years, I wouldn't be spending more than $100 on a new AMD chip. That would leave the 6300 and upcoming 960k on FM2+, both of which are outstanding chips for the price when clocked properly.
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Just putting it out there that when I killed my QX9650 two weeks ago, I replaced it with an FX-4350. Haven't played many games (since it really just hosts my wife's estrogen-powered shows on it), but it seems to be a straight transition offering nearly identical (sometimes better) performance at stock.

Therefore, an FX8350 should be a solid upgrade, imo.

Considering Pilerdriver has the IPC of the C2Q's. That would make sense.

The FX 4350 comes stock at 4.2ghz. So unless you had your Q9550 @ 4.25ghz, you would have seen an improvement regardless. Both are 4 cores.


Thing is Games don't use 8 cores, you will rarely see a game actually utilizing the FX 8 core chips correctly. Which is why high IPC tends to work out better for games. As 90% of games out right now only use between 2-4 cores. Which is why even Intel's 6 cores and HT hardly make a difference on most of those games.
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