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i5 3570k(4 Cores) or Fx 8350(8 Cores)? with gtx 660 2gb

Buliding a gaming pc,but confused b/w these two processors.
Read somewhere that current games don't use all 8 cores of AMD's Fx-8350.
Should i go with i5 3570k.

Thankx in Advance :-)
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  1. Best answer
    An i5 will out perform an AMD FX-8350 when gaming.

    Most applications do not take advantage of more than 2 cores... 4 if you are lucky.
  2. mjmacka said:
    An i5 will out perform an AMD FX-8350 when gaming.

    Most applications do not take advantage of more than 2 cores... 4 if you are lucky.


    Thankx #mjmacka, thats what i want:)
    now i know why tom'shardware is best,
    so fast reply:)
  3. mjmacka said:
    An i5 will out perform an AMD FX-8350 when gaming.

    Most applications do not take advantage of more than 2 cores... 4 if you are lucky.


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  4. Yeah, no problem.

    I am a huge AMD fan... but I do a lot of visualization and I am able to allocate those extra cores to other tasks. My home machine has one processor (FX-8150) can run 3 servers at one time and a visualizer.

    For gaming, Intel blows AMD out of the water.
  5. mjmacka said:
    Yeah, no problem.

    I am a huge AMD fan... but I do a lot of visualization and I am able to allocate those extra cores to other tasks. My home machine has one processor (FX-8150) can run 3 servers at one time and a visualizer.

    For gaming, Intel blows AMD out of the water.


    One more thing if u dont mind,
    I going to start my Classes of Animation & Multimedia by next month,
    So i'll also use some 3D rendering softwares at home to practice,in that case,are the 8 cores better or i5 is ok with that?
  6. The AMD will be better for video edition. Similar question to the one you posed is here but it's an older post: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/364720-28-video-editing-intel-core-3470-8350

    When video editing, the extra cores will come in handy.

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I didn't get the normal email saying that you replied to the thread.
  7. The AMD will be better for video edition. Similar question to the one you posed is here but it's an older post: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/364720-28-video-editing-intel-core-3470-8350

    When video editing, the extra cores will come in handy.

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I didn't get the normal email saying that you replied to the thread.[/quote

    No matter that u reply late:no:,u r now my buddy #mjmacka:)
    u helped me a lot to get the best for bucks,i was confused b/w i5 and fx but now i will surely go for AMD FX-8350 coz i know its fine to lower settings to get good FPS in games But 8 cores r more helpful in 3D render.

    Thankx a lot Buddy,
    Thankx a lot:bounce::)
  8. i accidently delete one word so the last post gets merged:ange:
  9. Par Cheema said:
    Buliding a gaming pc,but confused b/w these two processors.
    Read somewhere that current games don't use all 8 cores of AMD's Fx-8350.
    Should i go with i5 3570k.

    Thankx in Advance :-)


    Most games still use duel cores but game developers are pushing to use 4 cores we see evidence in some heavy based games bf3 etc so future proofing with a 4 core is still a good choice as for the amd fx series while viresha is a improvement they still have a good way to go to get these chips sorted besides the fx 8350 isnt a true 8 core its 4 modules each module containing 2 mashed up cores.


    I5 3570k is way better then the fx 8350 in terms of performance/power consumption which is a big issue of the fx chips apart from the fx 6300 which is by far the best out of the bunch which is stronger then a i3 but slightly less then a i5 3330 also they need a bios flash most of the time.

    other note is if your not planning to occ and want to save a bit of money get the i5 3470 which is like 5 frames slower in games but better in terms of price.

    best chipsets h77 for non occing intel chips
    z77 for occing

    amd strenght im my opinion now lies in there media apus which still kick the haswell chipset in terms of raw graphics power.


    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_6.html#sect0
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_8.html#sect0

    as you can see your electric bill will be alot more
  10. Please watch this video before judgement.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE
  11. thedude300 said:
    Please watch this video before judgement.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE


    This is a better comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnsfIJtZ2o
    Also, the video in your post alludes to overclocking of the AMD chip but does not mention it in the Intel chip. Were either of the chips over-clocked or was the presenter just saying that you can do it?

    That said, they are really close. I think for Par Cheema the FX-8350 is a better chip. Especially if he does any form of video editing.

    I should also mention that 9 of the last 10 builds I've done have been AMD (the PC I am writing this from is also an AMD) just for the pure cost savings on AMD v.s. Intel on sub $500 machines.

    For single game + OS, I think the 3570k wins. For xsplit + game + OS AMD wins. Video editing AMD wins, virtulization AMD wins.
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