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Concern about buying a i7 4770k over a FX 8350

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I will buy a FX 8350 but I am looking at the i7 4770k.

I am concerned because everyone keeps saying the i7 is better but I am not worried about who's better. I just want a cpu that will do what I need it to do and fast.

I will do gaming, 3D design, 3D rendering, video editing.

I am concerned because the i7 only has 4 cores. I know it has hyper threading, but with if I use software that wants actually cores instead of hyper threading?

Want a good cpu, doesn't have to be the best.
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  1. The FX-8350 is a great buy. It's over $100 cheaper and does what you want it to. I would get that and then spend the extra $100 or so in GPU or SSD.
  2. The 4770k will perform better in almost every application/software, while using less electricity.

    But you said that you don't care.

    Then what are you asking?
  3. to do gaming, 3D design, 3D rendering, video editing,etc..
    the best solution is i7-4770K, is far far away up from FX8350 on global performance,(forget about cores,and Ghz)
    So if you want the faster option, then you must go with i7, if you can afford it, its worth the price.
    hyperthreading is getting more adepts on games producers (BF4 for instance)
    and better at single-threaded applications.(overkill performance)
    to get a little close(still far away) to i7 with FX8350 you,l have to OC it to heaven ( getting the power consumption a lot higher than it was already)
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    If you want to use software that wants cores and not HT, then you still want the 4770k. It's better at absolutely everything, so if it's in budget I'd definitely recommend it.
  5. buddy go for the FX 8350 and spend the residual amount on a 990FX series motherboard this will serve you properly.
  6. cuecuemore said:
    If you want to use software that wants cores and not HT, then you still want the 4770k. It's better at absolutely everything, so if it's in budget I'd definitely recommend it.


    Anonymous said:
    buddy go for the FX 8350 and spend the residual amount on a 990FX series motherboard this will serve you properly.


    Thanks everyone

    I am leaning more in the FX8350 direction.
  7. Look, I7 is better, but FX-8350 is pretty good too. Think of it like driving on some no speed limit road with two different cars - one got top speed of 330 km/h and another 290 km/h. So yeah, 330 > 290, but you sure as heck won't be complaining about the 290 one really.

    So yeah, go for FX and save cash. Consider this an advice from someone who has I7 in the first place.
  8. Gaidax said:
    Look, I7 is better, but FX-8350 is pretty good too. Think of it like driving on some no speed limit road with two different cars - one got top speed of 330 km/h and another 290 km/h. So yeah, 330 > 290, but you sure as heck won't be complaining about the 290 one really.

    So yeah, go for FX and save cash. Consider this an advice from someone who has I7 in the first place.


    +10
  9. What is the rest of your build? If the extra $100 that you save in the PSU can be invested elsewhere, I would definitely not spend the extra money for the i7. A better GPU can make all the difference as compared to the i7-4770K over a FX-8350. Even a SSD will help will load times and overall experience.
  10. ksham said:
    What is the rest of your build? If the extra $100 that you save in the PSU can be invested elsewhere, I would definitely not spend the extra money for the i7. A better GPU can make all the difference as compared to the i7-4770K over a FX-8350. Even a SSD will help will load times and overall experience.


    Hello

    I have a 120gig Samsung 840 EVO ssd, a Asus GTX 660 DC2-2GD5 gpu, psu(out of old system) 750watt 80%rated Scythe psu
  11. Do you already have that or planning to buy them?
  12. ksham said:
    Do you already have that or planning to buy them?


    Already have.
  13. Hyperthreading basically allows each core to run two threads.

    To whatever application it appears that there are 8 cores in the i7-4770k, although physically it has only 4. So if the application could take advantage of running in 8 threads for better performance, it can do so with the i7 as it would with the FX.

    On the other hand, if the application can only run on four cores, it can only use 4 of the 8 cores in the FX. With the i7 it will be able to fully utilize all four cores as though it didn't have hyperthreading.


    But since you don't care which is better...

    i7-4770k costs more than the FX 8350. Both will get the job done for you.

    And in case you don't care about which costs more; flip a coin, if heads buy Intel, if tails buy AMD.
  14. personally if your not making money/school/work with your rig on encoding/3d cad etc., then time isn't a concern(who cares if hyper threading speeds up a blurry to mp4 encode from 5 minutes to 4 minutes) Anything past a 4670k is pointless and in gaming will only amount to 1-3fps. if buying the 8350 over a 4670k gets you a higher tier video card for your budget... then just get the fx cpu. the 4770k is like almost 50% higher in price but will only be 5% faster in normal computing and best case 20% if your doing 3d cad design or encoding.
  15. nikoli707 said:
    personally if your not making money/school/work with your rig on encoding/3d cad etc., then time isn't a concern(who cares if hyper threading speeds up a blurry to mp4 encode from 5 minutes to 4 minutes) Anything past a 4670k is pointless and in gaming will only amount to 1-3fps. if buying the 8350 over a 4670k gets you a higher tier video card for your budget... then just get the fx cpu. the 4770k is like almost 50% higher in price but will only be 5% faster in normal computing and best case 20% if your doing 3d cad design or encoding.


    Thanks

    I will be using it for school and to start my own business as I go along. Won't be doing any CAD but will use it for 2D animation design and production, 3D modeling, 3D rendering and production, video editing and some music editing.

    So the GTX 660 is good to go with a 8350?
  16. g335 said:
    nikoli707 said:
    personally if your not making money/school/work with your rig on encoding/3d cad etc., then time isn't a concern(who cares if hyper threading speeds up a blurry to mp4 encode from 5 minutes to 4 minutes) Anything past a 4670k is pointless and in gaming will only amount to 1-3fps. if buying the 8350 over a 4670k gets you a higher tier video card for your budget... then just get the fx cpu. the 4770k is like almost 50% higher in price but will only be 5% faster in normal computing and best case 20% if your doing 3d cad design or encoding.


    Thanks

    I will be using it for school and to start my own business as I go along. Won't be doing any CAD but will use it for 2D animation design and production, 3D modeling, 3D rendering and production, video editing and some music editing.

    So the GTX 660 is good to go with a 8350?


    That combination will do fine, but don't expect fantastic performance if you play the latest games on ultra setings.
  17. g335 said:
    Already have.

    In that case, buy the FX-8350 and save the extra $140 for future upgrades.
  18. ksham said:
    g335 said:
    Already have.

    In that case, buy the FX-8350 and save the extra $140 for future upgrades.


    +1, the 8350 is a monster at rendering...seriously.
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