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8320 vs i5 4440

hi guys im looking for a new processor.

which is better and can serve me more on the future?
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  1. Depends. What do you do on your computer?
  2. Well, the 8320 has 8 cores and has the ability to overclock. So technically it will last longer because of OC and with the hope that games will use more cores. The downside is the FX series is supposedly dead and so is the AM3+ socket so no newer CPUs. The i5 is better single threaded applications and technically more power per core. There isn't any confirmation but it is possible for the next gen Intel CPUs to use the 1150 socket so you can upgrade to a newer CPU in the future. The i5 can't be overclocked.
  3. Well i will only play games and typical day to day use
  4. If you only play games, a Haswell i5 will fit your needs nicely.
  5. And im willing to overclock the 8320. But will it be on par on a 4440 single threaded if i go for 4.5-4.7g?
  6. vince232 said:
    And im willing to overclock the 8320. But will it be on par on a 4440 single threaded if i go for 4.5-4.7g?


    Just about.
  7. If you don plan to upgrade for 2-3 years. Which would you get?
  8. It's may be tough to do 4.5-4.7 without some luck and really good cooling. The max temp recommend by AMD is 62 and max socket temp is 70C.

    I'd get the i5 just for the chance of a new CPU generation.
  9. Best answer
    barto said:
    Well, the 8320 has 8 cores and has the ability to overclock. So technically it will last longer because of OC and with the hope that games will use more cores. The downside is the FX series is supposedly dead and so is the AM3+ socket so no newer CPUs. The i5 is better single threaded applications and technically more power per core. There isn't any confirmation but it is possible for the next gen Intel CPUs to use the 1150 socket so you can upgrade to a newer CPU in the future. The i5 can't be overclocked.


    Agreed. I waited in bated breathe for E3/CES for AMD to make some grand entrance, the only thing out of AMD is the silly APU as they focus on trying to enter the Tablet market space. To me I think, unless something is in the lab and it happens to be a HyperThreading solution to the current FX line, AMD is dead. The new Haswell pushed i5s above the TOP AMD CPU available, and i5s are 'Middle performance', and pushed i3s close enough to be considered a 'alternative' to the FX-8xxx now (SIGH!). Personally this is just the death spasm of AMD as they were so focused since buying out ATI that CPU and GPU etc. all needed to be on One Chip, and are blind to what the market (us consumers) been screaming for, REAL competiting cheap alternative to Intel.

    Dunno if any you seen, but a Haswell i7 PC can be had for as little as $599, as compared to past 'new highest end CPU' systems were starting for 3x as much previously.
  10. AMD is making the most out of them buying ATi. I don't imagine that their CPU divison is making them very much money (if not its costing them more than what they get from it). Their GPU department however is very good and competitive and is bailing AMD out from bankruptcy.
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