AMD FX-8350 or Intel I5-4670k

For streaming and recording games from battlefield 4 to minecraft .

I would like to know which is the better bet regardless of money.

I am already going to have 16gb ram and for the amd I would be using the AMD Radeon R9 270X DDR5 2G

For the intel I would be using AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB

Better bet?
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  1. The Amd Fx 8350 is good for recording games and streaming but i5 run faster a lot of games. At new games like Crysis 3 the Octa core amd has the property to use all cores.
  2. hah :D
    not only is the i5 more expensive but its also a quad-core prosscesor clocked at 3.4ghz..
    the fx-8350 is cheaper, its clocked at 4ghz and has 8 cores..
  3. 8 cores for a better price OR intel sticker on the front of your case...thats how i look at it...

    For your purposes you're gonna need those 8 cores, plus a better gnu...cant go wrong with that
  4. idk.. i prefer amd.. and in this case it seems to be a better choice
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  6. thank you all for your feedback!
  7. The difference between AMD and intel for gaming.
    Firstly, you need to decide what your priorities are, and what you will use the PC for.
    Things such as: light gaming, heavy gaming, basic work (e.g. MS Office), heavy work (e.g. video editing, 3d modeling).
    For the most part in current games the biggest difference will be made by the selection of the GPU. Get a great GPU + worse CPU rather than worse GPU + great CPU.

    The AMD FX CPU's have many cores, which are weaker.
    intel i5's have less cores, which are stronger.

    The intel's consequently have better performance per core. In older games, the intels perform better as those games are optimised for good performance with only a few cores (single-threading).
    In newer games, the AMD FX's really shine due to the introduction of games using more cores (multi-threading), which may continue into nextgen (unconfirmed).

    The difference comes in depending on what you want to use the PC for. If you're on a tight budget, save some money and go with the AMD and spend the extra money on a better GPU that will give you better performance than any CPU could.

    i5: Good for older games (single-threaded), Good for newer games (multi-threaded), Good for general work, great all-round CPU and probably the best around for current games (may change in future).
    AMD: Slightly worse for older games (single-threaded), Great for newer games (multi-threaded e.g. BF4, Crysis 3), Good for light/heavy work, extra cores are great for 3d modeling and video editing or rendering, great CPU whilst costing much less than the intel. Even though it's worse in older games it will run them perfectly well and smoothly.

    Regardless, both will perform well.
    For an i5, I would recommend an i5 3570k or a 4670k. Why? They are king for gaming performance at the moment and since they are the k version they are unlocked and can be overclocked in future for a performance boost.

    For an AMD, I would recommend a FX 6300/8320/8350 (might as well get the 8320, it's an 8350 clocked lower at stock which you can change) [Do NOT go with a bulldozer CPU, only piledriver. List here: <-- That should all be one link, not sure why it splits.]. Why? Great multi-threaded performance for newer games and heavy work, are just fine in older games (not overkill, can deliver smooth frame rates maxed with a good GPU), and are great for productivity with a tame pricetag.

    As a general guide for gaming: (FX's piledriver, intel's sandy/ivy/haswell)
    - FX 4300/4320/4350 = i3
    - FX 6300/6350 = i3 or mid i5
    - FX 8320/8350/9xxx = i5 (k) / i7 (well-threaded games, streaming [i7 hyperthreading isn't very beneficial to gaming]).

    In conclusion, budget gaming/work: AMD. Not on a budget gaming/work: i5/i7. The i5 currently delivers better performance but don't get the impression that the AMD is lagging behind. They are great for gaming and work with a really great pricetag, just not currently up there with intel. In newer games though such as BF4 the AMD's have caught up in performance and in some cases deliver better performance than the intel's for much less money. You will get great, smooth FPS with either.
    Either solution will game just fine with a nice GPU, focus mainly on that.

    Some non-synthetic benchmarks between the FX 83xx series and the i5/i7's: & However the i5 would win in most cases.

    TL;DR - FX 6300/8320/8350 or intel i5/i7 k. Get the best GPU possible (save some $$$ from cheaper CPU), any will be fine.


    That was my draft for the difference between the two - this question is asked so many times I've drawn one up :lol:

    For your uses I'd say the FX. If it was pure gaming then I'd say definiteyl the intel. In response to an earlier comment you made "not only is the i5 more expensive but its also a quad-core prosscesor clocked at 3.4ghz..
    the fx-8350 is cheaper, its clocked at 4ghz and has 8 cores..
    " - you cannot compare the clock speeds of different CPU manufacturers, nor even the difference between processor families of the same brand. The i5's have far better per-core performance than the FX series which is what makes them so good for gaming. Even at a lower clock speed (3.4GHz) it can outperform a higher clocked FX processor due to it's higher IPC.

    Anyway, if you're set on the FX then I'd recommend you get an FX 8320. It's essentially a lower stock clocked 8350 and they OC to the same point. And it costs far less. I'd save on the RAM if I was you (get 2x4gb) and get a better Graphics card - something like a 280x would serve you very well. The 8320 would aid that saving and upgrade very well.

    Which motherboard are you planning to get?
  8. amd is so powerful like fx-8350 150$ worth it why you go to intel like 500$
  9. Dont just look at the specs and immediately draw conclusions at which CPU is better. AMD might have more cores and higher clock speeds but intel has more efficient cores and higher single core performance and processes more data in each clock cycle than a AMD cpu can. What CPU you wanna go for really depends on what you want to do. AMD does perform better in streaming however the i5 is usually a little faster in games. JOOK-D gave a really good description of the differences.
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