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fx 8320 vs Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell)

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June 16, 2013 5:15:37 PM

What would be better for extreme multi tasking ( i plan on using 2 monitors) i only play wow, fm13, dota 2, i usually have loads of things open, sometimes 2 games, loads of tabs, poker software, music..

The 8320 will be overlocked to match 8350, im the uk so the price difference is http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... and http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
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June 16, 2013 5:26:49 PM

Get an AMD FX-8350. That is a super unfair comparison. The FX-8320 is much cheaper than the Intel Core i5-4670K.
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June 16, 2013 5:32:59 PM

well, the 8320 overclocked to stock 8350 speeds would perform pretty much like a 8350. The i5 would perform better than both in games. especially poorly optimized games like wow.
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June 16, 2013 5:36:27 PM

Why would you compare an OC with a non-OC CPU? In that case, I will say that the FX-8350 can OC past the OC FX-8320. Pointless.
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June 16, 2013 5:45:55 PM

yes i understand that ksham, but some people might be on a budget. I'm assuming he wants to overclock to 4.0 ghz to get 8350 like performance for 40.00 cheaper. that 40.00 savings could be spent on a better gpu. yes the 8350 might be able to OC further but so what? Not everyone is made out of money. I don't see anything wrong with seeing the benchmarks for the 8350 at stock, being satisfied with that performance, then saving 40.00 by getting the 8320 with the intention of OCing to stock 8350 speeds. Especially if that extra 40.00 gets you a better gpu.
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June 16, 2013 5:50:07 PM

That still doesn't make sense. If OP is debating with an Intel Core i5-4670K, why would a FX-8350 be outside of OP's budget when the FX-8350 is much cheaper?
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June 16, 2013 5:53:12 PM

you got me there, but still my point does stand, if he is satisfied with the 8350's stock performance, why pay the extra 40? But you do make a very valid point.

in that case, an 8350 with a 4.6 or so oc would be better.
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June 17, 2013 2:45:55 AM

well i just thought if i had an 8350 i wouldn't really overclock it, 4.0ghz is good enough for anything aint it? will i honestly see improvements in games that ive mentioned above especially in wow if i were to lets say overclock the 8350 to 4.5ghz??? would there be an increase in fps and performance? would this increase be noticeable?

That is why i mentioned the 8250 and probably oc it to 4.2ghz especially since ill have liquid cooling.

thoughts on the above?
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June 17, 2013 3:40:56 AM

The FX 8350 and FX 8320 are the same CPU aside from clock speed differences. So if you overclocked both of them and compared the results they would be very similar. So if you intend on overclocking it's just fine to get the cheaper FX 8320.
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June 17, 2013 5:21:22 AM

the 8350 should overclock higher since it is higher binned. But if you are fine with the benchmarks of a stock 8350, then getting the 8320 isn't that bad of an idea. But the 8350 would perform better at 4.6-4.8 than the 8320 at 4.2.
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June 17, 2013 8:53:56 AM

would i notice an increase in fps or performance if i were to test the 8350 4ghz and then the oc it to 4.8ghz for example? in a game like wow especially thts cpu dependent how many fps would just an oc increase it by and performance?
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June 17, 2013 9:03:05 AM

The FX-8350 will definitely perform better. Also, it is not easy to OC it to 4.8GHz unless you know what you are doing.
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June 17, 2013 11:18:17 AM

Pipson said:
would i notice an increase in fps or performance if i were to test the 8350 4ghz and then the oc it to 4.8ghz for example? in a game like wow especially thts cpu dependent how many fps would just an oc increase it by and performance?


In CPU bound games, adding the extra 600-800 MHz to your clock speed makes a big difference. In games that are less CPU bound and more GPU bound, you will see a slight increase, but games like Skyrim/LoL/DOTA2, and others like that would see a boost from higher clocks on your CPU.
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