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AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHZ VS AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz?

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April 11, 2013 5:57:42 PM

Hey I'm going to be building my own system soon and I was wondering what people think about the difference between these two processors? I plan on primarily using my system for gaming. I'll be using an ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2 motherboard and EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB graphics card (NOT the Ti).
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April 11, 2013 6:08:58 PM

The 8350 is much better.
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April 11, 2013 6:10:08 PM

Garret Johnson said:
Hey I'm going to be building my own system soon and I was wondering what people think about the difference between these two processors? I plan on primarily using my system for gaming. I'll be using an ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2 motherboard and EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB graphics card (NOT the Ti).
Thanks.


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The 8350 is superior to the 8150 in every way. However, with the recent price spike of the 8350 to $199 and the price of the i5 3570k remaining at $220, the 3570k is a far better option unless you 100% have to have an AMD (I don't know if the mobo is already purchased or if you just decided that was what you would buy). The only things that the 8350 beat the 3570k in are highly threaded applications, and there are currently very very few games if any) that will utilize the strength of the 8350. This is coming from a guy that has almost exclusively built AMD machines, but the benchmarks are undeniable.
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April 11, 2013 6:10:51 PM

Hi :) 

Thats weird....lol

I built a system for a customer today...same rev 2 Sabertooth, 8350 Piledriver and only difference was a 3gb 7850 and 32 gb of ram....and a 128 agility 4 SSD...

It was fast and smooth as silk....

All the best Brett :) 
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April 11, 2013 6:20:57 PM

FX8350 for $179 on Newegg is a great deal, you should do the 8350 hands down...

The i5-3570k is not drastically superior to the FX8350, the benchmarks do speak for themselves...research the games you play...if you like games like Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, Metro 2033, BF3, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider...then you'll be pleasantly surprised to find out the 2 are closer than you would think.
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April 11, 2013 6:24:44 PM

The 8350 is considerably better, but like dmccl~ said, it doesn't make much sense for a gaming rig when it's only $20 cheaper than the i5-3570k.
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April 11, 2013 6:26:26 PM

DarkSable said:
The 8350 is considerably better, but like dmccl~ said, it doesn't make much sense for a gaming rig when it's only $20 cheaper than the i5-3570k.


But, it's $50-60 cheaper on Newegg.com :) 
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April 11, 2013 6:29:09 PM

dmcclelland1 said:
Garret Johnson said:
Hey I'm going to be building my own system soon and I was wondering what people think about the difference between these two processors? I plan on primarily using my system for gaming. I'll be using an ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2 motherboard and EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB graphics card (NOT the Ti).
Thanks.


Somehow it deleted the entirety of my post!

The 8350 is superior to the 8150 in every way. However, with the recent price spike of the 8350 to $199 and the price of the i5 3570k remaining at $220, the 3570k is a far better option unless you 100% have to have an AMD (I don't know if the mobo is already purchased or if you just decided that was what you would buy). The only things that the 8350 beat the 3570k in are highly threaded applications, and there are currently very very few games if any) that will utilize the strength of the 8350. This is coming from a guy that has almost exclusively built AMD machines, but the benchmarks are undeniable.


I have not actually purchased anything yet, no. I am trying to sell all my xbox 360 crap first and wait til I can start raking in summer paychecks (I am a college student). I have just been assembling things so when I have the money I can buy it all at once.
I don't NEED an AMD, no, but I really don't want to get any i5 or i7 products, so that's mostly where things lie. Also, while, for most games that are currently out getting the 3570k or the 8350 would make a difference, I'm trying to think ahead as much as possibly within reason of spending an insane amount of money, that way the way I build my system I won't have to upgrade quite as soon. Thoughts?
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April 11, 2013 6:31:46 PM

8350rocks said:
DarkSable said:
The 8350 is considerably better, but like dmccl~ said, it doesn't make much sense for a gaming rig when it's only $20 cheaper than the i5-3570k.


But, it's $50-60 cheaper on Newegg.com :) 


...What? I'm staring at the 8350, and it's $199; I'm also staring at the 3570k, which is $219

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April 11, 2013 6:32:47 PM

8350rocks said:
DarkSable said:
The 8350 is considerably better, but like dmccl~ said, it doesn't make much sense for a gaming rig when it's only $20 cheaper than the i5-3570k.


But, it's $50-60 cheaper on Newegg.com :) 


But when you're spending $1,000 on building your system, long term, what's $50? :)  You know?
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April 11, 2013 6:41:00 PM


Well then I would absolutely grab the 8350 right now on newegg with their promotion for $179 if you would strongly prefer the AMD brand, it won't be that cheap again for a while. Best of luck on assembly!
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April 11, 2013 6:45:29 PM

DarkSable said:
8350rocks said:
DarkSable said:
The 8350 is considerably better, but like dmccl~ said, it doesn't make much sense for a gaming rig when it's only $20 cheaper than the i5-3570k.


But, it's $50-60 cheaper on Newegg.com :) 


...What? I'm staring at the 8350, and it's $199; I'm also staring at the 3570k, which is $219



pcpartpicker shows it's 179.99 on sale starting tonight at midnight on newegg
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April 11, 2013 6:46:09 PM

dmcclelland1 said:

Well then I would absolutely grab the 8350 right now on newegg with their promotion for $179 if you would strongly prefer the AMD brand, it won't be that cheap again for a while. Best of luck on assembly!


Thanks! And thanks for your knowledge, time, and input! :) 
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April 11, 2013 6:50:58 PM

Use this promo code EMCXSXL27 for the discount @ newegg.com

Also, the Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 has a $20.00 mail in rebate making it $119, and that's a great mobo to pair up.

Please share some solution love to one of us...
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April 11, 2013 6:51:36 PM

If you are not ready to build right now I would not buy any cpu. Haswell is almost here and who knows how it's going to affect cpu prices. Amd may improve their cpus. You may change your mind and not build.
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April 11, 2013 6:53:20 PM

Goodeggray said:
If you are not ready to build right now I would not buy any cpu. Haswell is almost here and who knows how it's going to affect cpu prices. Amd may improve their cpus. You may change your mind and not build.


Haswell is going to be more expensive than Ivy, it won't change much of anything, and with AMD his upgrade path is assured through 2015 minimum. Plus, haswell is a lot of hype, the hard numbers are 5-6% gain over Ivy...
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April 12, 2013 5:22:36 PM

I'm at 5.1 ghz.\1.38 volts and stable with my FX8350.It's a great chip.
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April 13, 2013 12:31:39 AM

Consider the fact that both the next xbox and ps4 will be using AMD 8 core processors and graphics to power their systems. If you buy the 8350 it will future-proof your system because games will finally be able to utilize all 8 cores effectively.
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