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August 17, 2013 1:41:17 PM

Howdy folks!

As the title suggests Im curious on whether or not this cpu would be fine for things like Photoshop, rendering etc. Reason being as my Brother wants a pc that will do gaming but as well as doing Photoshop and Im wondering whether this will do the job.

Reason why it isnt intel (As I believe they are better for this thing no?) as it is a budget build and AMD processors are significantly cheaper then Intel.

As for a Gpu I know Nvidia is the place to be for this, if this processor is good enough he should be able to afford a Geforce Gtx 760 along with it.

What you guys reckon?
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August 17, 2013 1:45:38 PM

Yes, that combo will be just fine. :jap: 
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August 17, 2013 1:47:12 PM

Well, of course it's a decent CPU for that, but it's mostly for gaming. And yes Intel are way better at rendering etc. But, if he wants a slighty better rendering and gaming perfomance, he should just get the 8350.

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

Watch this, it will explain the difference between the intel and amd CPU, in gaming and rendering and recording :) 
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August 17, 2013 1:49:31 PM

fjaesbog said:
Well, of course it's a decent CPU for that, but it's mostly for gaming. And yes Intel are way better at rendering etc. But, if he wants a slighty better rendering and gaming perfomance, he should just get the 8350.


Why get the 8350? The 8320 can match the 8350 speed with just a multiplier bump. They are the same chip specs wise other than clock speed. Both have unlocked multipliers.
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August 17, 2013 1:57:59 PM

logainofhades said:
fjaesbog said:
Well, of course it's a decent CPU for that, but it's mostly for gaming. And yes Intel are way better at rendering etc. But, if he wants a slighty better rendering and gaming perfomance, he should just get the 8350.


Why get the 8350? The 8320 can match the 8350 speed with just a multiplier bump. They are the same chip specs wise other than clock speed. Both have unlocked multipliers.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=697

As i said, there's a slight difference between those two CPU's. If he has the budget to throw out 30$ more, then i recommed him to get the 8350. If not, he can get the 8320 :-)
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August 17, 2013 2:03:32 PM

fjaesbog said:
logainofhades said:
fjaesbog said:
Well, of course it's a decent CPU for that, but it's mostly for gaming. And yes Intel are way better at rendering etc. But, if he wants a slighty better rendering and gaming perfomance, he should just get the 8350.


Why get the 8350? The 8320 can match the 8350 speed with just a multiplier bump. They are the same chip specs wise other than clock speed. Both have unlocked multipliers.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=697

As i said, there's a slight difference between those two CPU's. If he has the budget to throw out 30$ more, then i recommed him to get the 8350. If not, he can get the 8320 :-)


But that difference goes away as soon as you match the 8320's multiplier to that of an 8350. You are wasting $30 for AMD to change a multiplier for you.
August 17, 2013 2:34:08 PM

Hmmm.. After watching that vid Im considering a AMD Processor myself for my build.. Cheaper then the Intel build I wanted to do :o .

The points you both bring up are good. Tbh on those points it would be better if he could stretch to a 8350 as The stock speeds are better on the 8350 from what Ive seen as the build would not be OC'ed straight away so the extra power could be handy but I think the 8320 will do for now as he is on a cruddy laptop atm so bigger improvement anyways! ^.^

My question still remains however how differential would it be for Rendering/photoshop on a AMD to Intel?

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August 17, 2013 2:48:23 PM
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There really won't be a noticeable difference in photoshop. Rendering covers a wide range of work but something like mental ray that can effectively use cores, a 8350 is ~8% slower than a 4770k. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-4770k-haswe...
August 17, 2013 2:58:58 PM

Thats not that bad at all considering theres about.. £70-80 difference between FX8350 to I7's. Thanks for the info guys ^.^ Even now Im considering a AMD for my own gaming rig now hehe..
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