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I need help choosing a cpu intel/amd (i'am a bit confused .. next gen consoles use AMD hardware)

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June 27, 2013 3:32:05 PM

Hi .. motherboard just died .. an ASUS P3E5 (cpu Q9550 still works) now i'm stuck with my old pc and i am forced to upgrade in the worst time possible .. i really wanted to see how "nextgen" games run on i7,i5 compared to 8350 AMD before upgrading .. now i can't do that.

Next gen consoles use AMD hardware .. so i'm guessing that by the end of 2014, mid 2015 we'll be seeing more and more games using 4-8 cores .. i know this may not happen but still because of this i feel "compelled" to buy an AMD 8350
.. so my question is:

Witch one would be more "future proof" 8350 or intel 4670 ?
(i can't afford a 4770 otherwise i wouldn't be writing this and in my country I7 3770 has almost the same price as the 4770 so .. that's not a solution either)
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June 27, 2013 3:42:03 PM

NEVER get an i7 for gaming. games do not hyper thread and it is a HUGE waste of money. An i5 is the sweet spot for gaming. AMD has great offerings as well in the slightly less expensive price bracket with the 8350. Both will be about the same and perform well.

The next gen consoles have NOTHING to do with PC gaming at all.
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June 27, 2013 3:44:00 PM

Hmm, that's hard to say.

Extra cores will definitely be handy in the future, and since only Intel's 7 has 8 cores (even though only 4 are "real" cores - the other 4 are "virtual" - a result of hyperthreading), buying an i7 will be significantly more expensive than the 8350.

That being said, the 8350 can be beaten in gaming by the i5 3570k - which I'd recommend over an i7 4670 anyway.

It's a tough call, I must admit, although I'd be swaying towards Intel.
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June 27, 2013 4:10:23 PM

"The next gen consoles have NOTHING to do with PC gaming at all."
Are u sure ???
the next gen consoles are using AMD 8 core CPU/GPU from the HD 7xxx series ("nextgen" consoles hardware architecture is similar to current mid-high end gaming PCs) so wouldn't a game that has already been optimized for an AMD 8 core CPU be easier to port and run better on a AMD 8 core CPU ?! because if NOT then i have my answer... also .. i found this and now i am really :fou: 

"In a statement published on IGN, AMD said the fact that its components are also found in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One enables a relationship between DICE and the tech company to optimise the multi-platform Battlefield 4 for its parts.

“It makes sense that game developers would focus on AMD hardware with AMD hardware being the backbone of the next console generation,” "
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June 27, 2013 4:14:24 PM

There are no games for PC optimized for 8 cores. You are missing the fact that when a game is on a console and the PC it is coded differently each time.

I would go intel. PC games use MAX 4 cores. The 4670k seems to be the best bet for a gaming CPU. But what you need to worry about is the GPU. The GPU does around 85% of the work. It doesn't matter AMD vs. nVidia, just get the best one you can afford.
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June 27, 2013 4:46:28 PM

Thx for the answers
i know there aren't any 8 core optimized games .. i know the 4670 is much better then AMD 8350 BUT
I bought my q9550 CPU in 2008 and i'm still using it 5 years later .. so i expect this next purchase to last ~4 years until i upgrade again so my only "fear" is that sooner or later FX 8350 could outperform the i5 4670 if games will use more then 4 cores in the near future/are "more" optimized for AMD hardware. (nextgen consoles use x86 architecture, Jaguar AMD 1.6Ghz CPU.)
Anyway .. thx I think ill buy from intel again ... not 100% sure
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June 27, 2013 4:54:00 PM

No, the intel chip will likely still be ahead in 4-5 years. Per core speed is still going to be VERY important. I really doubt that Games will be coded for 8 cores any time soon and even if they were, intel quad cores will likely still be able to run them the same or better.
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July 29, 2013 8:10:51 AM

tiny voices said:
NEVER get an i7 for gaming. games do not hyper thread and it is a HUGE waste of money. An i5 is the sweet spot for gaming. AMD has great offerings as well in the slightly less expensive price bracket with the 8350. Both will be about the same and perform well.

The next gen consoles have NOTHING to do with PC gaming at all.


NOTHING to do with gaming, I respectfully disagree. When gaming companies want to make a new game they market and design it for the biggest community and largest available hardware, sadly that goes to the Xbone and suckstation, not the pc :( . Wile true they design and create the game on a computer, the software and hardware optimization are meant for the consoles not pc. http:// wile this article is dated 2011 and only applies to current gen consoles not ps4 and xfail one, I believe this consent will remain true for a wile.
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