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Intel 3770k or AMD fx 8350

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August 23, 2013 11:17:23 PM

I hear that the 3770k is better for rendering/buisness/gaming.

Is that with OC'ing included? Because I see people saying 4.7Ghz is a stable speed for the 3770k but then fx 8350 I've see multiple times to be over 5Ghz and stable.

So my question is which one would be better for high end games (such as crysis 3) when OC'ed to the max and cooled by a custom loop?

Yes I've done research on this, most benchmarks have said the 3770k was better, but not sure if this is including OC.

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August 23, 2013 11:26:00 PM

the 3770k is better but that should be expected when it's $100 more.
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August 23, 2013 11:26:35 PM

3770K is certainly better.

FX 8350 can be compared to i5 3570K or i5 4670K (4670K performs slightly better in almost everything).
FX 8350 is an octa core CPU therefore it has its own uses in which it would outperform every CPU in the market.
On the other hand 3770K is quad core CPU with higher per core performance therefore it is better for gaming and rendering.

You can OC 3770K to 4.8 GHz certainly. That would stay stable with liquid cooling.
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August 23, 2013 11:34:26 PM

So, what would the fx 8350 be better for? Because I was thinking of getting the fx 8350 over the 3770k. That being said I want it for gaming, so the 3770k would be the better option.
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August 23, 2013 11:38:15 PM

Well it is better for future games and ports from Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Both consoles have 8 cored CPUs and therefore all ported games would also make full use of FX 8350's 8 cores.
At the moment no game uses more than 4 cores therefore almost half of the power of 8350 is not utilized.

Still it is an able performer for now and is only improving. It matches i5 3570K and is slightly behind i5 4670K. Both of them are best gaming CPUs in the market.

Considering the cost of 8350, I would recommend it over 3770K if your motives are only gaming.

You might also want to consider 4670K since its an all rounder and $20 more expensive than AMD.
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August 23, 2013 11:42:28 PM

So in the future, the 8350 would be better? Because I was going to get it anyway.
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August 23, 2013 11:46:06 PM

Yeps .. There is full probability that it would perform much better when native 8 core supporting games would be released.
It goes like this -

FX 8350

Current - Good
Future - Excellent

i5 4670K

Current - Very Good
Future - Very Good

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So you can see, FX 8350 is worse than i5 for now but would be better later on.
i5 would be great all the time.
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August 23, 2013 11:50:16 PM

While you're here, another qiuck question if you don't mind. Would a OC'ed fx 8350 with a gtx 780 or titan (You can use Nvidia and AMD can't you?) be able to run crysis 3 on fairly high graphics with good FPS?
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August 23, 2013 11:59:14 PM

Why not?

GTX 780 + FX 8350 can surely run Crysis 3 on High or Very High Settings.
Just do not get to Ultra or you will suffer since no card and CPU combo in world can reach that with 60 FPS.

What is your monitor resolution and refresh rate? If it is 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz then it would run at 60+ FPS.

I was running at smooth 60 FPS while Crysis 3 training. But as soon as game started, FPS were highly dynamic. Lowest 30 FPS and highest 60 FPS with VSync on. Average was around 45 FPS.
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August 24, 2013 12:02:29 AM

I don't have the computer yet. I'm still planning, researching and saving.
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August 24, 2013 12:05:03 AM

No issues.

You can surely buy FX 8350 since its much cheaper than 3770K.
If your question is solved, you might want to pick a solution since it would help others figure out things as well.
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August 24, 2013 3:51:53 PM

luckiest charm said:
Yeps .. There is full probability that it would perform much better when native 8 core supporting games would be released.
It goes like this -

FX 8350

Current - Good
Future - Excellent

i5 4670K

Current - Very Good
Future - Very Good

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So you can see, FX 8350 is worse than i5 for now but would be better later on.
i5 would be great all the time.


fx8350 current games poor gets beaten by an i3 3220 in most games
fx8350 future ok even when oc'd, high power consumption more chance to fail as its basically in limits of how much transistors can use electricity wise.

i5 4670k current games excellent
i5 4670k future excellent possibility to overclock greater and intels performance once overclocked improves more greatly then piledriver fx8350 does.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/837?vs=697 i5 4670k wins most tests vs fx8350 but its close. The i5 4670k has higher potential gain from overclocking to. Unless all 8 cores of the fx8350 is used over 90% then the 4670k will win every time in games.
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August 24, 2013 9:53:55 PM

Your last sentence contradicts everything you said above.

"i5 4670k wins most tests vs fx8350 but its close"

This is for current games where half of the power is used for gaming in 8350.
And i3 3220 does not beat it in most games but it competes with i7 3770K and i5 3570K / 4670K -











I hope its clear now. :) 
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