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What should I get? Stick to intel or go for an amd?

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July 26, 2013 2:40:47 AM

So I am going from an intel i5 3470 to a Intel i7 4770k. But something bugs me. Is that I've been hearing AMD is getting better. I play games also. I love setting it to the max settings for some jaw dropping graphics. I also do 3d modeling. Like blender. Since I can't afford those top of the line 3d modeling softwares. Since I switched from a EVGA GTX 660 SC to a XFX Radeon 7870 DD I can't use CUDA. So I was wondering which would be faster in rendering? An i7 4470k or an amd. I don't know which AMD proc to get. My price range is the same as the i7. :) 

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July 26, 2013 2:52:55 AM

both venders of cpu's have advantages.
With AMD you can get a few more fps in games
with Intel: cpu's tend to run cooler, and are good for rendering

In my opinion, Stick with intell :) 
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July 26, 2013 3:06:55 AM

need to replace board you know..
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July 26, 2013 3:11:53 AM

FX8350 would be more than enough for gaming. It also has advantage for Video editing and 3D modeling since it has 2MB L2 cache per module (shared by 2 cores per module). i7 4770K has 256k L2 cache per core (shared by 2 threads per core).

i7 is better for gaming because Intel is optimized for games. Although the difference is not that substantial (like 5-20 fps depending on the game). FX will perform better on multi-threaded games by the way.

FX8350 has 4 modules with 2 cores each (total of 8 cores running 1 thread each).

i7 4770k has 4 cores with 2 threads each (total of 8 threads).
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July 26, 2013 3:35:29 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2012/-26-...

According to that chart the 4770k is about 10% faster in 3DSMax, it's also faster for gaming, more efficient, less power/heat used overall . . . there really is no advantage to the AMD other than price.

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July 26, 2013 4:27:14 AM

The best u can get is spent on 8350 with 4 extra core imp fr future game


And invest the rest f the money in a pwrfull graphics card
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July 28, 2013 12:07:50 PM

swifty_morgan said:
need to replace board you know..


Yea I will replace the board when I get a proc. The options here aren't that wide so I'll choose a board on the spot.
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July 28, 2013 12:14:39 PM

I'll stick with intel. I'll just create a hybrid of my 660 and 7870. 660 for the physx and 4470k for 3d rendering. Thanks for your suggestions guys! i appreciate it :) 
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