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Should I buy an fx 8350 or fx 6350

I am a gamer, I am going to buy a new processor upgrading from a Phenom II X4 965 BE. I am considering either the fx 8350 or the fx 6350. Which one should I get? What will be better for gaming?

Thanks guys!
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  1. 6350 for price/performance
    8350 for pure performance

    What's your budget?
  2. Doubt if you'd see much if any performance increase in the 6350 if OCing the 965 at all, for single core performance think the 965 is actually higher, so if primarily gaming, you'd want the 8350 for an increase that would be worth it
  3. Like they said, 8350. It is 12% better at single-threaded applications and 41% faster in multi-threaded applications but uses 24% more power. Or around those numbers.
  4. What is your PSU and GPU? It will draw more power. Also make sure on motherboard compatibility.
  5. I think that Fx-6300 is the best option.

    You would hardly get true benefit from having an Octa-Core system over a Hexa-Core one. Not at all, unless you're fond of running Photoshop, Darktables, Lightroom, Autocad, 3DStudio... and all that image & video editing software.

    The money you save from getting Fx-6300 over Fx-8350 could be used on some cheesy parts like a new SSD... better GPU... better PSU... better something that you are going to really notice the effect!

    Oh, and I said Fx-6300, not Fx-6350 because it is the same CPU but the second one gets hotter because it cames pre-overclocked from factory.
    You can get Fx-6300 and clock it up to catch Fx-6350 without any problems, the only thing I don't like from Fx-6300 over Fx-6350 is the CPU fan, wich is quite shitty in Fx-6300 and not so much in Fx-6350. (Big, Chunky, copper-based heatsink.. but somewhat loud).

    Enjoy your new CPU!
  6. mastrom101 said:
    6350 for price/performance
    8350 for pure performance

    What's your budget?


    I can spend 200 for the 8350 if it will be worth it.
  7. fatboytyler said:
    What is your PSU and GPU? It will draw more power. Also make sure on motherboard compatibility.


    Motherboard is a ASRock 970 Extreme 3 Am3+, so I am compatible. Board supports upto 140w cpu. I have a 620w Antec Neo Eco PSU (48 amps over a single 12v rail), and I am currently running an EVGA GTX 570, although I would be happy to upgrade to a 7970 or 680 some time soon.
  8. I would choose the 8350 if you have plans to upgrade your GPU.
  9. mastrom101 said:
    I would choose the 8350 if you have plans to upgrade your GPU.

    I really want to avoid a possible bottle neck, and considering the pii is 4 years old....
    I was leaning towards the 8350 anyways lol
  10. danielbsipe said:
    mastrom101 said:
    I would choose the 8350 if you have plans to upgrade your GPU.

    I really want to avoid a possible bottle neck, and considering the pii is 4 years old....
    I was leaning towards the 8350 anyways lol


    I don't think an AMD Fx-6300 wich some nice overclock will provoke bottleneck with recent games...

    Actually, as I said, those 2 extra cores won't bring you almost any extra boost over a 6-core cpu.
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    Jose Navarro Vicente said:
    danielbsipe said:
    mastrom101 said:
    I would choose the 8350 if you have plans to upgrade your GPU.

    I really want to avoid a possible bottle neck, and considering the pii is 4 years old....
    I was leaning towards the 8350 anyways lol


    I don't think an AMD Fx-6300 wich some nice overclock will provoke bottleneck with recent games...

    Actually, as I said, those 2 extra cores won't bring you almost any extra boost over a 6-core cpu.


    If he's going to upgrade from the phenom, he might as well get the 8350 to ensure a meaningful difference. With new consoles, octo-core CPUs will run games better then hexa or quad cores.
  12. Thanks again guys, AMD flagship it is!
  13. Let us know how it goes
  14. Tradesman1 said:
    Let us know how it goes


    Hey, I just installed the new 8350. I had to reset the CMOS on my mobo, but besides that, I had no trouble at all.

    I do have a question about temperatures though. This processor is idling around 12 degrees Celsius... is that safe? I mean, I know overheating is more of the issue we worry about, but seriously, I have never had a CPU go that low. Do you think my monitoring software is wrong?

    Thanks!
  15. Pull down CoreTemp or HarwareMonitor, something like that and can cross compare the temps, have see some run low like that, can depend on your airflow, cooler, ambient temp of where it's at
  16. Why not an 8320?
  17. Intel God said:
    Why not an 8320?


    I got the 8350 on sale. And I wanted the higher reference clock and oc potential.
  18. danielbsipe said:
    Intel God said:
    Why not an 8320?


    I got the 8350 on sale. And I wanted the higher reference clock and oc potential.

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