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Amd 8350 with Gtx 760 EVGA or i7 4770k with Gtx 760

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August 30, 2013 7:22:40 AM

I am on a budget build for the most part and with all my other parts out of the way I cannot decide between the two. Also as a side note i have a friend who keeps telling me that if I pair a Amd CPU with an NVIDIA video card they will bottle neck each other, i dont think there is any truth to this but what do you all think?
August 30, 2013 7:30:51 AM

either one of those would perform great in games...and if thats all youd do, because you are on a budget, just get an i5 4670k. it will do just fine in games

and what your friend said about amd+nvidia might be true in some cases (dual core, or a cheap quad core), but not with that good of a cpu.
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August 30, 2013 7:35:31 AM

There is no truth to what ay friend says.....

1. If it's a gaming box, id drop to the 4670k and save the $100 - 120 and put it towards a 770.

2. I d avoid the EVGA card if its the SC series

$352 for MSI Z87-G45 and 4670k
$20 promotional gift card w/ purchase,
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$400 for MSI N770 (tied for fastest $400 GTX 770 @ 1137 MHz w/ Gigabyte Windforce)
Free Batman Arkham Origins w/ purchase, limited offer
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$260 MSI N760
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August 30, 2013 7:37:43 AM

carowden said:
either one of those would perform great in games...and if thats all youd do, because you are on a budget, just get an i5 4670k. it will do just fine in games

and what your friend said about amd+nvidia might be true in some cases (dual core, or a cheap quad core), but not with that good of a cpu.


I just worry that later games will use multiple cores so that is why i chose the 8 core amd and a hyperthreaded i7
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September 8, 2013 5:04:55 AM

Vincent DAntoni said:


I just worry that later games will use multiple cores so that is why i chose the 8 core amd and a hyperthreaded i7


The FX8350 is a really good CPU. As a user of one I haven't had any problems other than having to set the affinity to four cores on video rendering software temporarily as my motherboard was dying and couldn't support the massive power consumption.
It isn't worth getting the i7 for hyperthreading. Hyperthreading isn't as good as Intel, misinformed tech companies and fanboys would have you believe.
So that leaves the i5 and the 8350. Yes, 'next gen' games will probably use 8 cores because the next gen consoles (I think) have 8 cores and a lot of PC games are console ports. So the 8350 might be a safe bet. On the other hand, the 8350 performs similarly to the i5 even though the 15 has half of the cores. It's an architectural thing. When I cut off four of my cores for movie maker, it slowed down a lot. That shouldn't really happen so yeah. The i5 might be a safer bet but as more applications are going to be using 6+ cores, the 8350 might be safer. I would recommend getting the 8350 and then maybe upgrading as you go down the line because AMD has a reputation for being a lot cheaper. Intel sell their stuff for more than they should due to lack of competition. Look at some benchmarks and see what performs better. don't let anyone here decide for you, the decision has to be yours because you only have yourself to be disappointed in if it isn't as good as you hope, and you won't be shied away from getting help from sites like this.
All the best.
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