Witch is better for gaming?

Witch is best for gaming the amd fx 4300 3.8 ghz or intel I 3 3220 t 2.8 ghz? I want a strait up no bs answer.i will not be up grading for a while and I don't need to know how beautiful the upgrade path is for intel lol I will be playing games like bf3 minecraft maybe cod skyrim and I need to know witch one will be best for that and nothing eles. My specs are
A hd 7750 ( lots of stuff done to it it's name is to long now)
Gigabyte 970 mother board
PSU 500 wht
4gb ram
500 gb hard drive
I just need to know what CPU to get

Thanks :)
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  1. Generally the Core i3-3220.

    The upgrade path is more "beautiful" for AMD though, because you can't upgrade the Core i3 with the next generation of Intel processors which is less than a month away.
  2. Sakkura said:
    Generally the Core i3-3220.

    The upgrade path is more "beautiful" for AMD though, because you can't upgrade the Core i3 with the next generation of Intel processors which is less than a month away.


    But I said I wasn't upgrading lol but I might just get he fx processor.
  3. Hi
    I`ll vote for the Intel 3220 !

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3220-vs-AMD-FX-4300-Black-Edition
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i3-3220+%40+3.30GHz&id=1472
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-4300+Quad-Core&id=1814
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/search?dir=desc&q=3220&sort=score
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/search?dir=desc&q=4300&sort=score

    Why ?
    the best score for the AMD is :
    AMD OC to 4300 Mhz -> 7655 score
    Uploaded Model Processor Frequency Cores Platform User Score
    Apr 05, 2013 To be filled by O.E.M. AMD FX -4300 4300 2 Windows 32-bit 7655

    and the Intel stock CLOCK
    Intel Core i3-3220 3292 Mhz -> 9670 score

    Uploaded Model Processor Frequency Cores Platform User Score
    Mar 01, 2013 System manufacturer Intel Core i3-3220 3292 2 Windows 64-bit 9670

    I wonder what will happen if we compare OC-ed Intel 3220 :)

    and since the Gaming for me is steam capabilities of the system -> 1 vote for the Intel 3220 :
    And have a look on the memory performance too ......
    there is the compare : http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/compare/1837275/1708208

    Stream Performance
    AMD 4300 Intel 3220
    Stream 4568 8667
    Stream Copy
    single-core scalar 4547 8223
    Stream Copy
    single-core vector 5586 9422
    Stream Scale
    single-core scalar 4406 8522
    Stream Scale
    single-core vector 5399 9039
    Stream Add
    single-core scalar 3779 8653
    Stream Add
    single-core vector 5774 9273
    Stream Triad
    single-core scalar 2814 9300
    Stream Triad
    single-core vector 4240 6906
  4. Between the FX4300 and I3 3220, the I3 will be faster 95% of the time.

    That being said, for $10 more than the I3 or $20 more than the FX4300, you can buy an AMD FX6350 ($139.99 at newegg) which will be as fast or faster than the I3 3220. In heavily threaded applications and games, the FX6300 (6350) will give I5's a run.

    Btw, you mention you already have "Gigabyte 970 mother board"? I assume it's an AMD 970 chipset motherboard. If that is the case, unless you want to replace your motherboard you will have to stick with an AMD CPU.
  5. Intel i3 3rd gen anytime...go for it.
  6. you should actually take an i5 it will give you better performance. otherwise take the amd because its faster than the i3
  7. What's with the useless necro?
  8. I just cannot agree with buying a dual core in a time where all softwares are moving away from dual cores in support of 4+ core cpus. I am not a fan of the 4 core FX cpu's from amd as they are in all honesty often beat buy dual core intel cpu's. However the 6/8 core FX's are a completely different story. They dominate price/performance. Since you already have an AMD board I would go with a 6300 or 8320. and with a $30 cooler my 6300 at 4.5Ghz is significantly faster than any i3 at basically everything much closer to i5 territory.
  9. cmi86 said:
    I just cannot agree with buying a dual core in a time where all softwares are moving away from dual cores in support of 4+ core cpus. I am not a fan of the 4 core FX cpu's from amd as they are in all honesty often beat buy dual core intel cpu's. However the 6/8 core FX's are a completely different story. They dominate price/performance. Since you already have an AMD board I would go with a 6300 or 8320. and with a $30 cooler my 6300 at 4.5Ghz is significantly faster than any i3 at basically everything much closer to i5 territory.

    Since this thread is more than 5 months old, you're probably not going to influence the purchasing decision here.
  10. Sakkura said:
    cmi86 said:
    I just cannot agree with buying a dual core in a time where all softwares are moving away from dual cores in support of 4+ core cpus. I am not a fan of the 4 core FX cpu's from amd as they are in all honesty often beat buy dual core intel cpu's. However the 6/8 core FX's are a completely different story. They dominate price/performance. Since you already have an AMD board I would go with a 6300 or 8320. and with a $30 cooler my 6300 at 4.5Ghz is significantly faster than any i3 at basically everything much closer to i5 territory.

    Since this thread is more than 5 months old, you're probably not going to influence the purchasing decision here.


    Oh woops I didn't even notice, my bad lol.
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