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FX6300 vs i5 4570 which one for gaming?

Will be paired with a R9 290. I5 is more powerful right but the FX has more cores right? Which one is mroe beneficial to gaming?
No overclocking if ever.
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  1. 4570 by a long shot
  2. Most games don't use more than 4 cores. 6+ cores are more for workstation computers and rendering although they are still good for gaming.
  3. Definitely the 4570, wouldn't recommend an FX processor under the 8350 unless major budget pressed
  4. How about an 8320 vs a 4570?

    I can get an AMD board for free while I'll need to buy a Intel board if I go intel. So going AMD is gonna be cheaper too.
  5. T4Gx said:
    How about an 8320 vs a 4570?

    I can get an AMD board for free while I'll need to buy a Intel board if I go intel. So going AMD is gonna be cheaper too.


    The 8350 compares in some applications, but the single threading in the i5 out peforms the 8350 almost 2 to 1. If an application takes advantage of all 8 cores, it's comparable. If it only uses 4 cores, the i5 is quicker.

    The 8350 does have some advantages in running multiple programs. I find it switches between programs rather quickly, since the work loads are balance more.

    Power consumption and benchmark performance wise, the i5 wins. The 8320 will give good performance for less money.
  6. In most cases the i5 will be better, but in some cases the 8320 will be better, depends on what you are all doing, and the 8320 is competitively priced
  7. All I'll be doing is playing games. No video editing, streaming or any of that stuff.

    Last question how many games actually take advantage of more than 4 cores. I think BF4 is one? Will it be anytime soon when most games will need more than 4 cores? Don't want to buy an i5 right now then have to change cpu and mobo in a year. :(
  8. Best answer
    BF4 does.

    You will probably see more games taking advantage of it in the coming future, as more chips get more cores.

    You'll be fine with either chip for 2 - 3 years, normal lifespan of any system.

    You can see it's pretty close: http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/page6.html

    Overclocking helps, but it's mostly a GPU bottleneck.
  9. I figure most games here in the near future onward will take advantage of more than 4 cores. It is up to you if you want to get a FX-8320/8350 and prepare for a possible performance boost in the future, or go with the i5 4570 which you know will perform better here and now
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