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November 22, 2013 10:00:37 AM

I am upgrading my computer at Christmas and im looking at the 6350 and the 8350, I mainly only do gaming, browse the web and watch videos, I was wondering if their is much point in spending £50 more for something that I dont need, and also im getting a R9 280x. Thanks

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November 22, 2013 10:03:14 AM

FX 8350 all the way.
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November 22, 2013 10:04:01 AM

better yet, get a 8320.

Are you overclocking?
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November 22, 2013 10:04:53 AM

RandomFlyingPig said:
I am upgrading my computer at Christmas and im looking at the 6350 and the 8350, I mainly only do gaming, browse the web and watch videos, I was wondering if their is much point in spending £50 more for something that I dont need, and also im getting a R9 280x. Thanks


What games will you be playing?

Generally, the 6350 is what I would recommend.

And just to be clear, intel is better though more expensive. If you got the cash, go intel.
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November 22, 2013 10:05:42 AM

I would take the 8350 because more and more games take advantage of 8-core CPU system . I think with this CPU you will play at high end graphics for more time than the 6350, which mean you will be safer for any future games :D 
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November 22, 2013 10:06:48 AM

Both you have selected will partner extremely well with a 280X. The 8350 will provide you with a long term game plan as it has 8 cores and newer games will require more cores to play at a smooth frame rate.
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November 22, 2013 10:08:57 AM

AwesomeFX said:
RandomFlyingPig said:
I am upgrading my computer at Christmas and im looking at the 6350 and the 8350, I mainly only do gaming, browse the web and watch videos, I was wondering if their is much point in spending £50 more for something that I dont need, and also im getting a R9 280x. Thanks


What games will you be playing?

Generally, the 6350 is what I would recommend.

And just to be clear, intel is better though more expensive. If you got the cash, go intel.


Yes, Intel is better (in some ways) but he may not have the budget for Intel. The 8350, for what he wants to do on his PC, will absolutely suffice and be as very good partnership with the 280X which is similar to Nvidia's 770
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November 22, 2013 10:09:07 AM

if you take a look at battlefield 4 the you'll see that this game utilizes the 8 cores and performs better.
FX 8350 will be a better choice.
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November 22, 2013 10:10:43 AM

the 8350 is on par with the i5 after overclock (i5 pulls slightly ahead) and with a good gpu like an r9-280x or 7950/7970 you will not need to upgrade for a couple years and be able to play current games at high graphics and fps
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November 22, 2013 10:12:43 AM

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The number of cores in a processor does not determine how many are used by a game. The game developers write their game code to utilise multiple cores by making the code multi-threaded. Each thread can then run on a separate core rather than be time-division-multiplexed on a single execution core. Most modern games are threaded to some small extent but most are still only 2 or 3 threads. There are still single threaded AAA titles out there and there are a few that are highly threaded and will use all resources available, whether they be physical cores or ersatz ones like hyperthreading in some intel processors. So it's down to the developers to write code to utilise resources.
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November 22, 2013 10:24:37 AM

envy14tpe said:
better yet, get a 8320.

Are you overclocking?


AwesomeFX said:
RandomFlyingPig said:
I am upgrading my computer at Christmas and im looking at the 6350 and the 8350, I mainly only do gaming, browse the web and watch videos, I was wondering if their is much point in spending £50 more for something that I dont need, and also im getting a R9 280x. Thanks


What games will you be playing?

Generally, the 6350 is what I would recommend.

And just to be clear, intel is better though more expensive. If you got the cash, go intel.

i will be playing mostly battlefield 4
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November 22, 2013 10:33:26 AM

Yes, an 8320 is essentially a lower stock clocked 8350. Basically the same chip (minus about 0.1GHz overclock headroom), but cheaper! You can easily overclock it to 8350 speeds. :) 
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November 22, 2013 11:02:05 AM

thanks for your answers, I think I will just go with the 8320
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November 22, 2013 8:08:09 PM

RandomFlyingPig said:
thanks for your answers, I think I will just go with the 8320


Great choice. In my opinion, its one of the best CPUs for the money.
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