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i5 3570k or 8350 for use with 7970

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March 28, 2013 1:55:22 AM

Question is in the title.

What do you guys think is better for use with a 7970, the FX-8350 or the i5 3570k.

I also plan to crossfire later this year.

Thanks, bye.

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March 28, 2013 1:59:39 AM

i5 3750k hands down. amd can't touch it in gaming performance.
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March 28, 2013 2:17:24 AM



Note Intel beats in all games. And 8350's tend to limit around 4.8GHz for a 20% boost by overclock, while 3570's can go to 4.5GHz for a 28% boost that will only push it further ahead in games.
March 28, 2013 2:57:27 AM

@up I'd even say that 3570K tend to go higher but in the end it always depend on chip. I'm wondering... if I can do mine 4,5 GHz on 1,18v where will it go... I think I want to check today ;) 
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March 28, 2013 11:55:13 AM

Just FYI:

There's quite a few guys on the overclock.net forums running FX-8350's over 5.0 GHz...a couple around ~5.2 GHz, and one running ~5.6 GHz.

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March 28, 2013 12:50:16 PM

8350rocks said:
Just FYI:

There's quite a few guys on the overclock.net forums running FX-8350's over 5.0 GHz...a couple around ~5.2 GHz, and one running ~5.6 GHz.



Thanks for the info. I actually spent some time looking around for the average overclocking freq. of the 8350 and didn't see much. I know with a quality air cooler (Like a Noctua DH-C14) you can usually get a 3570K to 4.5GHz, couldn't find typical values for air cooling overclocks of the 8350.

March 28, 2013 3:33:54 PM

babernet_1 said:
8350rocks said:
Just FYI:

There's quite a few guys on the overclock.net forums running FX-8350's over 5.0 GHz...a couple around ~5.2 GHz, and one running ~5.6 GHz.



Thanks for the info. I actually spent some time looking around for the average overclocking freq. of the 8350 and didn't see much. I know with a quality air cooler (Like a Noctua DH-C14) you can usually get a 3570K to 4.5GHz, couldn't find typical values for air cooling overclocks of the 8350.



A normal overclock of the 8350 would be around 4.6-4.7 ghz
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March 28, 2013 3:36:35 PM

david cassar said:
babernet_1 said:
8350rocks said:
Just FYI:

There's quite a few guys on the overclock.net forums running FX-8350's over 5.0 GHz...a couple around ~5.2 GHz, and one running ~5.6 GHz.



Thanks for the info. I actually spent some time looking around for the average overclocking freq. of the 8350 and didn't see much. I know with a quality air cooler (Like a Noctua DH-C14) you can usually get a 3570K to 4.5GHz, couldn't find typical values for air cooling overclocks of the 8350.



A normal overclock of the 8350 would be around 4.6-4.7 ghz


That's conservative...
March 28, 2013 3:39:33 PM

Intel Core i5 3570K has better gaming performance and lower power requirements, as well as being able to support PCI-E 3.0 which may give you a small increase in performance with a 7970 in some games. AMD FX-8350 has better multitasking capabilities for some programs that support up to 8 CPU memory threads.

See for yourself in this video that was uploaded no longer than 14 hours ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnsfIJtZ2o
I think 3570K is the obvious winner here.
March 28, 2013 4:18:19 PM

i will get the 8350 bc is cheapest than the i5 platform and the performance in new games is similar( in the upcoming titles maybe the 8350 ll beat the i5). Also i don't care about power consumption so my vote goes to 8350!!
March 29, 2013 12:20:08 AM

8350 doesn't have similar performance clock to clock. You have to get a really good chip to catch up and still in most of the situations 8350 performs worse. In benches it's better but that's all - check games performance:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/697?vs=701

And one of the best tests (this is a polish site but they use optimal methodology for testing CPUs power in games):

http://pclab.pl/art51730-14.html
http://pclab.pl/art51730-15.html

FX8350 after OC won't ever go on par with 3570k after OC.

Intel is just way, way better for gaming.
March 29, 2013 12:42:32 AM

I never said that clock per clock they are the spame but as linus video part 3 shows , the performance is the same
March 29, 2013 12:54:41 AM

As tests say they are much different IN GAMES. Over and out.
March 29, 2013 1:21:56 AM

Thank you for replying, is the i5 ok for crossfire, i will be overclocking it as well.
March 29, 2013 2:18:09 AM

8350rocks said:
david cassar said:
babernet_1 said:
8350rocks said:
Just FYI:

There's quite a few guys on the overclock.net forums running FX-8350's over 5.0 GHz...a couple around ~5.2 GHz, and one running ~5.6 GHz.



Thanks for the info. I actually spent some time looking around for the average overclocking freq. of the 8350 and didn't see much. I know with a quality air cooler (Like a Noctua DH-C14) you can usually get a 3570K to 4.5GHz, couldn't find typical values for air cooling overclocks of the 8350.



A normal overclock of the 8350 would be around 4.6-4.7 ghz


That's conservative...


yea but that what most people get with the 8350 while the most common overclock of the i5 is 4.2
March 29, 2013 4:26:03 AM

@up most common overclock on i5 3570K is 4,5 GHz - at least that's what most people report. 4,2 with stock cooler. This CPU has boost up to 3,9 on stock so mediocre chip can do 4,5 easily. It's just a matter of voltage and temps and that's why You have to run in with aftermarket cooler and thermal paste.
March 29, 2013 6:00:00 AM

NightSoil said:
Thank you for replying, is the i5 ok for crossfire, i will be overclocking it as well.


Yes
March 29, 2013 4:57:09 PM

i5 3570k is the way to go here.

Saying fx8350 can do 5GHz doesn't tell much as it is not very sensitive to frequency and doesn't scale as well as the ivy bridge processors.i5 3570k at lower clocks can get more of the work done for most of the applications.
Video encoding,rendering can use more cores so there the things can be different,but for gaming still i5 3570k is the better choice.
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