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Phenom II X6 to FX-8350

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April 5, 2013 11:56:03 AM

I'm willing to do the following upgrade. Phenom II X6 1075T to FX-8350(Piledriver).
ATM, i've got the following setup:
Asus M5A97-Pro mobo
4gb DDR3 (1666 or 1333 Mhz, don't remember)
Radeon HD6870 DirectCUII
and an old Hard Drive which will be replaced soon by an SSD.
It's not much, I use it for casual gaming(Flight Simulator X is one of the games that goes harder on the computer), a little photoshop here and there, guitar recording and some music production, and finally for ArcMap, AutoCAD etc... mapping stuff.
Also, I have a Cooler Master Hyper212, so overclocking is possible. The stock cpu fan was a load of crap.
I've read reviews on the fx8350, some give thumbs up, some give thumbs down, meh, i'm not sure what to do.
I want to upgrade to an 8 core. Is it worth buying it now(Piledriver), or should I wait for the Steamroller?
I'm looking for a little increase in fps, overclocking, futureproofing and overall performance increase. I know I don't really need it, but I feel like tossing some money in my PC, lol.

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April 5, 2013 12:04:56 PM

This is the third of your 3 identical posts. Just be careful not to do this in the future. Thanks.
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April 5, 2013 12:11:36 PM

Do not do it :) 

Remember - the 8350 is a 4 module CPU - it has 8 cores, but 2 of them share certain resources and thus are only as fast as 1.5 - 1.7 standard cores. So it may (and actually) will happen that you downgrade your CPU :) 
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April 5, 2013 12:26:15 PM

COLGeek said:
This is the third of your 3 identical posts. Just be careful not to do this in the future. Thanks.


I'm sorry, i don't know why this happened.... I didn't post three times. Sorry.

Thanks for fast answers. I'd like to hear more. :) 
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April 5, 2013 12:44:22 PM

Duke Nucome said:
random stalker said:
Do not do it :) 

Remember - the 8350 is a 4 module CPU - it has 8 cores, but 2 of them share certain resources and thus are only as fast as 1.5 - 1.7 standard cores. So it may (and actually) will happen that you downgrade your CPU :) 


Why has it been tested and bench marked to outperform them. Do some research before spreading unfounded and just plain untrue information please.


Yes, that is true with many heavy multi-threaded apps. In light-threaded and single-thread the CPU is on par with Phenom II (tiny bit below it actually, mostly due to it's modular architecture).
Remember the only good use of the FX-8350 CPU is for virtualization, video encoding and encryption.
Now, try to read what it will be used for.
And as you may see, none of that is what OP is intending to do. So it will probably be a downgrade or at best he'll be at the same level as he was before.
And thus I think buying the SSD now and waiting for the Steamroller would be more viable option.
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April 5, 2013 9:08:42 PM

I think steamroller is actually going to be a much bigger jump than it was from the 8150 to the 8350, because of less shared resources (dual front end decoders) and how they have tweaked the cache prefect and other things that have been holding back performance..
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April 5, 2013 9:14:47 PM

The 8350 will be a good upgrade, and will OC north of 5.0 GHz on high end cooling.

Steamroller will be a MUCH bigger jump than the 15% improvement we saw BD to PD...they estimate double that % gain.
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April 5, 2013 9:31:27 PM

Duke Nucome said:
8350rocks said:
The 8350 will be a good upgrade, and will OC north of 5.0 GHz on high end cooling.

Steamroller will be a MUCH bigger jump than the 15% improvement we saw BD to PD...they estimate double that % gain.


Talk is cheap and history proves your words to be worthless.


Easy killer, only time will tell in the end, however the leaks i have seen from people that get preproduction hardware indicates that it will be better than the jump from BD to PD, it really shouldn't be that hard to be better than that jump anyways..

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