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CPU Showdown: Fx-8320 vs. Fx-6350 vs. Phenom II X4 965 BE

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May 30, 2013 3:56:05 PM

Which of these would be the best both for price for performance, and ability to multitask and game? I will be getting a GTX 7XX series or an HD 7950. Will these be bottlenecked? I will very likely be upstreaming, running servers, and doing some video audio encoding. Please do not be a "fanboy" and spam things about intel being superior.

Thanks in advance,

Aaron

edit: I will be gaming heavily, and on multiple screens in the future.
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May 30, 2013 3:59:01 PM

Either of the FX CPUs should push a HD 7950 just fine. The Phenom 2 likely could push it without too many issues, but that would be the upper limit of what I would consider it capable of handling.

My recommendations based on value alone would put the FX6350 and FX8320 in about the same place. If you're just gaming, the 6350 will be enough. If you multitask a lot, then the 8320 would probably make more sense for just a few dollars more.

EDIT: Didn't see the bit about video/audio encoding...then in that case, the FX8320 makes the most sense, it does quite a bit better in those arenas.
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May 30, 2013 4:35:39 PM

8350rocks said:
Either of the FX CPUs should push a HD 7950 just fine. The Phenom 2 likely could push it without too many issues, but that would be the upper limit of what I would consider it capable of handling.

My recommendations based on value alone would put the FX6350 and FX8320 in about the same place. If you're just gaming, the 6350 will be enough. If you multitask a lot, then the 8320 would probably make more sense for just a few dollars more.

EDIT: Didn't see the bit about video/audio encoding...then in that case, the FX8320 makes the most sense, it does quite a bit better in those arenas.


I also want to know which will be the best for gaming, both in multi-threaded and single threaded games.
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May 30, 2013 4:37:47 PM

You will get similar performance in gaming...if you overclock the FX8320, it would actually be better. If you're not overclocking, the FX6350 has a slight clockspeed advantage that single threaded games would play better with. However, the 8320 can easily be OC'ed to 4.4-4.5 GHz without issue on a good MB like the Asus Sabertooth 990FX Gen3.

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May 30, 2013 5:06:36 PM

8350rocks said:
You will get similar performance in gaming...if you overclock the FX8320, it would actually be better. If you're not overclocking, the FX6350 has a slight clockspeed advantage that single threaded games would play better with. However, the 8320 can easily be OC'ed to 4.4-4.5 GHz without issue on a good MB like the Asus Sabertooth 990FX Gen3.

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Of course. :p 
Thank you for your responses, they were very helpful, and I will make sure to pm some gameplays to you in the future.
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May 31, 2013 9:57:28 AM

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June 1, 2013 2:41:20 PM

8350rocks said:
You will get similar performance in gaming...if you overclock the FX8320, it would actually be better. If you're not overclocking, the FX6350 has a slight clockspeed advantage that single threaded games would play better with. However, the 8320 can easily be OC'ed to 4.4-4.5 GHz without issue on a good MB like the Asus Sabertooth 990FX Gen3.

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You stll get the same performance if you overclock the 6350 as well. Taking into account most games don't use more then 4 cores so either way you will only be using 4 cores. As far as games that use more then 4 cores there still isn't much of a difference. I played crysis 3 and bf3 on my fx 6350 and both those games barely affect my cpu. Never see my 6 core go over 70% so therefore still doesnt make much difference. Most games that uses more then 4 cores don't always need more then 4 cores. I would just buy the 8320 and call it a day.
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