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May 15, 2013 2:19:13 PM

So i was wondering how much difference is there between the fx-8350 and intel i5 / the upcoming haswell i5's in gaming as i most only game latest games on ultra i have a fx-4100 atm and just got a gigabyte 7970 oc that i had to rma because artifacts and i know my cpu bottlenecks it a little.

So how big difference whould it be in gaming the fps between the fx-8350 and intel i5 whould it be worth changing mobo and go intel or whould the fx-8350 be close enough in peformance.

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cpu: amd fx-4100
mobo: asus m5a99x evo
ram: kingston 16gb 1333 mhz 4x4 gb sticks
gpu: Gigabyte radeon HD 7970 oc 1000 mhz edition
storage: 120 gb ssd 60x2 ocz and 1tb normal hdd
cooler: antec kuhler 620
case: fractal design core 3000
psu: 730w thermaltake SP-730AH2NH

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May 15, 2013 2:38:15 PM

For games, Ivy Bridge i5-3570k will be better than the FX-8350. The FX-8350 will do just as well or marginally better as the i5-3570k in Crysis 3, but overall the i5 will give you better game performance.

Haswell is on average about 9% or 10% more powerful than Ivy Bridge based on a limited number of preliminary benchmarks.

Battlefield 3 (single and multi-player modes) Skyrim are an examples of games that do benefit from more powerful CPUs so Intel CPUs should be able to provide better performance.
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May 15, 2013 2:43:05 PM

If you play any of these games...intel may make sense for double the money of the upgrade cost to the FX8350:

Skyrim
Civilization 5
Star Craft 2

If you don't...the FX8350 will provide you with virtually the same performance as the i5-3570k or the haswell counterpart (i5-4670k?). Haswell real world is about 5-7% gain in most applications. The upgrade to the FX8350 will cost you about $180, the upgrade to intel will cost you about $300-320 if you go with a cheaper board. Your AMD board is fine. If it's me, I would rather keep the $120-140 in my pocket and do something better served with it...like buy some DDR3-1600 MHz RAM, or a better PSU, or a SSD.
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May 15, 2013 2:46:40 PM

8350rocks said:
If you play any of these games...intel may make sense for double the money of the upgrade cost to the FX8350:

Skyrim
Civilization 5
Star Craft 2

If you don't...the FX8350 will provide you with virtually the same performance as the i5-3570k or the haswell counterpart (i5-4670k?). Haswell real world is about 5-7% gain in most applications. The upgrade to the FX8350 will cost you about $180, the upgrade to intel will cost you about $300-320 if you go with a cheaper board. Your AMD board is fine. If it's me, I would rather keep the $120-140 in my pocket and do something better served with it...like buy some DDR3-1600 MHz RAM.

So you whould say the fx-8350 whould be a really good choise like i whould not reget not getting a intel i5 instead? and that they are pretty close to each other and it should be good for about 2 years?

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May 15, 2013 2:47:58 PM

Yes, the FX8350 is within margin of error of the i5-3570k on nearly every game with the above listed exceptions. You won't regret it, and it should be fine for 2 years.
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May 15, 2013 2:53:16 PM

8350rocks said:
Yes, the FX8350 is within margin of error of the i5-3570k on nearly every game with the above listed exceptions. You won't regret it, and it should be fine for 2 years.

thx so much for the fast respond i will get a fx-8350 soon then : )
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May 15, 2013 3:47:19 PM

Great man, happy gaming :) 
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