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FX-8320 or i5 4670K?

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January 1, 2014 2:06:28 AM

Help me decide between the FX-8320 or the i5 4670k. I know that the i5 is miles ahead in gaming performance, but I do alot of 3D rendering, video editing, and photoshop and was thinking that the 8 cores of the FX-8320 is going to help out alot.

I have a pretty tight budget and while I can get the i5 4670k, it will take me awhile to save up the money (I'm jobless college student in the Philippines). I'm already on an FX-4300 system btw. Thanks.

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January 1, 2014 2:11:52 AM

Pre 8320 nalang :D . 8320 can give a big help in terms of your rendering video editing :D  Plus you are on a tight budget. AMD platforms are budget friendly :D . Goodluck.
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January 1, 2014 2:16:27 AM

8320/8350 are about as fast as 4670K at rendering (both stock vs. stock and OC'ed vs. OC'ed).

If you have a tight budget and already have an AM3 system, just upgrade to 8320. Buying new, I would suggest 4670K as it uses a lot less electricity and is miles ahead in single threaded performance, but it is not the case so it's not worth to spend the money upgrading mobo to get i5, when you can just upgrade to 8 core AMD.

Here's the best resource to check CPU performance at both stock and OC:
http://
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January 1, 2014 2:18:42 AM

The hyper threading on the Intel chips work just as well if not better than the "8" cores on the AMD chip. I would Recommend the I5, due to reliability and the hyper threading, if i am correct, the I5 Being 4 cores, will have 8 Hyper threads making it 4 cores + 8 Hyperthreads which is a performance boost over the AMD 8320. Just look at this maybe this will help. http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/443/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8...

But what is said above makes sense if you are on a tight budget etc, Speed ain't the end of the world just as long as it gets the job done.
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January 1, 2014 2:20:20 AM

Ryan Jakes said:
The hyper threading on the Intel chips work just as well if not better than the "8" cores on the AMD chip. I would Recommend the I5, due to reliability and the hyper threading, if i am correct, the I5 Being 4 cores, will have 8 Hyper threads making it 4 cores + 8 Hyperthreads which is a performance boost over the AMD 8320. Just look at this maybe this will help. http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/443/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8...


Hi Ryan, i5 does not support Hyper Threading, only i7 chips support that. so he is still stuck with 4 threads :D  4 powerful threads i might add.

But i5 are costly :) .
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January 1, 2014 2:22:06 AM

Well i was un aware of that thanks for correcting me, just figured my 4770k would work close to the same as the 4670k.
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January 1, 2014 2:22:44 AM

On a budget I'd get the 8320. You save $100! With the savings you could get a better cooler for overclocking and more RAM.
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.99 @ SuperBiiz)

The i5 is faster but you already have a AM3+ mobo. So you could swap CPUs and reallocate money elsewhere.
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January 1, 2014 3:03:13 AM

I also have a somewhat OK cooler (Deepcool Gammaxx 300). Could I overclock the FX 8320 to 4.5 GHz?
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January 1, 2014 3:11:48 AM

Justin Sison said:
I also have a somewhat OK cooler (Deepcool Gammaxx 300). Could I overclock the FX 8320 to 4.5 GHz?


Depends sa motherboard and memory mo :) . You could easily oc it to 4.0ghz but 4.0 - 5 is an adventure :D 
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January 1, 2014 3:14:09 AM

But 4.0 is just FX 8350 stock speeds. If I'm correct, isn't the 8320 and the 8350 the exact same chips, only with different clock speeds? I mean, they're both Vishera, so they should be the same right?
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January 1, 2014 3:22:06 AM

Justin Sison said:
But 4.0 is just FX 8350 stock speeds. If I'm correct, isn't the 8320 and the 8350 the exact same chips, only with different clock speeds? I mean, they're both Vishera, so they should be the same right?


Yeap they are of the same family, but given that 8350 is just an overclock 8320 but 8350 has more room for oc up to 5.0ghz :D 
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January 1, 2014 3:47:21 AM

The fx-8350 sells for $60 more than the fx-8320. If you had the same mobo and bought a fx-8320 and put a $60 cooler it would smash the fx-8350 at the same price. A decent mobo + great cooler on a fx-8320 will reach 4.5GHz.

EDIT. Here is a review that shows, with the same setup just swapping CPUs, you can get the fx-8320 to 100MHz of the 8350 when overclocked. The fx-8350 reached 4.7GHz and fx-8320 reached 4.6GHz.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-83...

I'd buy the fx-8320 anyday.
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January 1, 2014 5:41:04 AM

Ok. Thanks guys. I've decided to go with the FX 8320. Thank you for all your help. :) 
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January 1, 2014 5:53:25 AM

Justin Sison said:
Ok. Thanks guys. I've decided to go with the FX 8320. Thank you for all your help. :) 


Glad to help. It's a killer CPU and at that price it makes the head spin.
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