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Opteron 3350 HE or FX-8320 for video editing/game design

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May 18, 2013 5:56:28 AM

For my new system I've selected AMD FX-8320, but I've just find some offers for this Opteron CPU with AM3+ socket, anyone does know if can be a good option?
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May 18, 2013 6:11:42 AM

FX-8320 / FX-8350

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May 18, 2013 6:13:51 AM
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The opteron is a server CPU and is only a quad-core CPU with a low frequenzy, it's not meant for the work you want to do with it.

Video editing utilize all the cores of your CPU so an octa-core CPU would in my perspective be better for the purpose.
About the game designing then it's more likely a GPU you should be looking at.

CUDA provided by Nvidia is excellent at designing 3D models and such, which I would prefer if I was going to do 3D modelling.
May 18, 2013 6:36:43 AM

From the pure core count obviously 8 core are better than 4.

But since 8 Piledriver core are not "full" cores due to Bulldozer design, I was wondering if Operon 4 cores can be better for some improvements, or they share the same design goods and bad.

I can't find any test of a system based on 33xx Opteron, or any architecture analysis vs FX Vishera CPU.
May 18, 2013 7:58:48 AM

Can't really find so much informations about this chip, but appear it's made for low end servers such as web servers.
The closest real world benchmark I can find AMD Opteron 3380 Review level his performance to the 4-years old Xeon X3460.
So appear it's really not suited for CPU intensive applications.
So the choice it's FX-8320 for sure.
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May 18, 2013 8:18:54 AM

davide445 said:
From the pure core count obviously 8 core are better than 4.

But since 8 Piledriver core are not "full" cores due to Bulldozer design, I was wondering if Operon 4 cores can be better for some improvements, or they share the same design goods and bad.

I can't find any test of a system based on 33xx Opteron, or any architecture analysis vs FX Vishera CPU.


It's true that it's not true cores, the L2 cache is shared between 2 cores. A true core would have it's own. :) 
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