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FX 8320 + GTX 770 ? OR I5 4670k + GTX 760

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February 15, 2014 4:43:30 PM

Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!

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February 15, 2014 5:44:09 PM

I will go with the i5-4670k for future upgrades.
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February 15, 2014 8:45:44 PM

bump, but which of the two combinations would perform better?
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February 16, 2014 3:14:20 AM

FX 8320 + GTX 770 will do a bit better but only because of GTX 770.
i5-4670k + GTX 770 will perform even better!
P.S. I'd prefer i5-4670k with GTX 760 MSI Twin Frozr version because after overclocking GTX 760 is almost as fast as GTX 770
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February 18, 2014 4:05:20 PM

FX 8320 + GTX 770, take advantage of the 8 core AMD FX 8320 for future multi core games. The FX 8320 is on sale now for only $99 in Micro center.
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February 20, 2014 1:27:27 PM

The i5 4670k has a 3DMark11 Physics score of 6820, whereas the FX-8320 has a physics score of 6180 but it can readily overclock to an FX-8350 which has a score of 6870 so it's a tad faster in that respect.

That doesn't paint a whole picture though, and you should know that the i5 has fewer cores, but they are stronger, whereas the FX-8350 has more cores, but they are weaker. That means the i5 has better single-threaded performance and the FX-8350 has better multi-threaded performance.

In Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and Battlefield 4 (which take advantage of as many cores you can throw at them) the FX-8350 comes out on top most of the time. However, in older games and applications that don't utilize multi-threading the i5 4670k wins out most of the time.

So there you go, both are fantastic processors and each has it's strong suits.

TL;DR go with the FX-8320 and overclock it to an FX-8350 if you use a lot of multi-threaded applications, go with the i5 4670k if you use a lot of single-threaded applications.
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February 20, 2014 1:39:38 PM

Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


The i5 all the way. It beats the 8350 even with mantle let alone 8320 and you will see awesome utilization with that cpu and card. My first build was a 8350 and 7970 and some cpu intensive games I was seeing only 30-60% utilization. I now have a i5 4670k and 780 (which is far more powerful than a 7970 and Im seeing 85-99% utilization. So ya... get i5
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February 20, 2014 1:50:26 PM

kooks147 said:
Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


The i5 all the way. It beats the 8350 even with mantle let alone 8320 and you will see awesome utilization with that cpu and card. My first build was a 8350 and 7970 and some cpu intensive games I was seeing only 30-60% utilization. I now have a i5 4670k and 780 (which is far more powerful than a 7970 and Im seeing 85-99% utilization. So ya... get i5


That's strange, my FX-8320 is clocked beyond an FX-8350 and I'm running dual Radeon 270X's (which is more powerful than a 780) and I'm getting full CPU and GPU utilization--no bottlenecking.

The only games an i5 4670k would beat an FX-8350 is Minecraft and other lightly threaded games/applications. Otherwise the FX is the multi-threaded performance king.

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February 20, 2014 2:03:59 PM

s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


The i5 all the way. It beats the 8350 even with mantle let alone 8320 and you will see awesome utilization with that cpu and card. My first build was a 8350 and 7970 and some cpu intensive games I was seeing only 30-60% utilization. I now have a i5 4670k and 780 (which is far more powerful than a 7970 and Im seeing 85-99% utilization. So ya... get i5


That's strange, my FX-8320 is clocked beyond an FX-8350 and I'm running dual Radeon 270X's (which is more powerful than a 780) and I'm getting full CPU and GPU utilization--no bottlenecking.

The only games an i5 4670k would beat an FX-8350 is Minecraft and other lightly threaded games/applications. Otherwise the FX is the multi-threaded performance king.



haha please show me the proof. And please be aware that every single game except for far cry crysis and BF4 are lightly threaded. Even so on the games that do utilize more cores the 8350 is on par with the 3570k

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February 20, 2014 2:20:15 PM

The 8320 (overclocked) looks better, at least on paper, and overclocking is easy to do.

Also, for gaming, your graphics card is usually more important, and I feel that a 760 isn't a good pair for either of those processors. I say do the 770, as that's the biggest determining factor, and if the 8320 is the fit for the remainder of your budget, make sure you have an aftermarket cooler, crank it up, and enjoy.
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February 20, 2014 2:39:17 PM

kooks147 said:
s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


The i5 all the way. It beats the 8350 even with mantle let alone 8320 and you will see awesome utilization with that cpu and card. My first build was a 8350 and 7970 and some cpu intensive games I was seeing only 30-60% utilization. I now have a i5 4670k and 780 (which is far more powerful than a 7970 and Im seeing 85-99% utilization. So ya... get i5


That's strange, my FX-8320 is clocked beyond an FX-8350 and I'm running dual Radeon 270X's (which is more powerful than a 780) and I'm getting full CPU and GPU utilization--no bottlenecking.

The only games an i5 4670k would beat an FX-8350 is Minecraft and other lightly threaded games/applications. Otherwise the FX is the multi-threaded performance king.



haha please show me the proof. And please be aware that every single game except for far cry crysis and BF4 are lightly threaded. Even so on the games that do utilize more cores the 8350 is on par with the 3570k



The burden of proof is not on me, it's on you for stating that an 8350 was bottlenecking your 7970 which is a ridiculous assertion.

You are correct that most games right now aren't multi-threaded, but the new consoles having 8-core CPUs means upcoming cross-platform games (which is virtually all of them) will be heavily multi-threaded. Read this if you don't understand: http://www.corsair.com/blog/ps4-xbone-pcgaming/

You're living in the past if you think single-threaded games and applications are going to continue being the norm, and the fact remains that the FX-8350 is the better multi-threaded processor.

These are facts.
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February 20, 2014 3:20:40 PM

s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


The i5 all the way. It beats the 8350 even with mantle let alone 8320 and you will see awesome utilization with that cpu and card. My first build was a 8350 and 7970 and some cpu intensive games I was seeing only 30-60% utilization. I now have a i5 4670k and 780 (which is far more powerful than a 7970 and Im seeing 85-99% utilization. So ya... get i5


That's strange, my FX-8320 is clocked beyond an FX-8350 and I'm running dual Radeon 270X's (which is more powerful than a 780) and I'm getting full CPU and GPU utilization--no bottlenecking.

The only games an i5 4670k would beat an FX-8350 is Minecraft and other lightly threaded games/applications. Otherwise the FX is the multi-threaded performance king.



haha please show me the proof. And please be aware that every single game except for far cry crysis and BF4 are lightly threaded. Even so on the games that do utilize more cores the 8350 is on par with the 3570k



The burden of proof is not on me, it's on you for stating that an 8350 was bottlenecking your 7970 which is a ridiculous assertion.

You are correct that most games right now aren't multi-threaded, but the new consoles having 8-core CPUs means upcoming cross-platform games (which is virtually all of them) will be heavily multi-threaded. Read this if you don't understand: http://www.corsair.com/blog/ps4-xbone-pcgaming/

You're living in the past if you think single-threaded games and applications are going to continue being the norm, and the fact remains that the FX-8350 is the better multi-threaded processor.

These are facts.

its funny because the i5 4670k still beats the 8350 in those multi threades applications and thats why i went the intel route for my next pc. Because the 8350 have weak cores and bottle necked my 7970. Not in all games but in a few
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February 20, 2014 3:36:36 PM

kooks147 said:
s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


The i5 all the way. It beats the 8350 even with mantle let alone 8320 and you will see awesome utilization with that cpu and card. My first build was a 8350 and 7970 and some cpu intensive games I was seeing only 30-60% utilization. I now have a i5 4670k and 780 (which is far more powerful than a 7970 and Im seeing 85-99% utilization. So ya... get i5


That's strange, my FX-8320 is clocked beyond an FX-8350 and I'm running dual Radeon 270X's (which is more powerful than a 780) and I'm getting full CPU and GPU utilization--no bottlenecking.

The only games an i5 4670k would beat an FX-8350 is Minecraft and other lightly threaded games/applications. Otherwise the FX is the multi-threaded performance king.



haha please show me the proof. And please be aware that every single game except for far cry crysis and BF4 are lightly threaded. Even so on the games that do utilize more cores the 8350 is on par with the 3570k



The burden of proof is not on me, it's on you for stating that an 8350 was bottlenecking your 7970 which is a ridiculous assertion.

You are correct that most games right now aren't multi-threaded, but the new consoles having 8-core CPUs means upcoming cross-platform games (which is virtually all of them) will be heavily multi-threaded. Read this if you don't understand: http://www.corsair.com/blog/ps4-xbone-pcgaming/

You're living in the past if you think single-threaded games and applications are going to continue being the norm, and the fact remains that the FX-8350 is the better multi-threaded processor.

These are facts.

its funny because the i5 4670k still beats the 8350 in those multi threades applications and thats why i went the intel route for my next pc. Because the 8350 have weak cores and bottle necked my 7970. Not in all games but in a few


The i5 beats the FX in BF4 which is universally agreed upon to be horribly optimized, whereas Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 with good multi-threaded optimization sees the FX beat the i5.

And if you're sticking to the story that the 8350 bottlenecked your 7970 then it must be archaic and/or poorly written software. My 8320 @ 4.2Ghz drives my dual 270X's spectacularly, regardless of single- or multi-threaded software. Sure, i5 produces higher performance than FX in single-threaded software, but even the worst offenders don't come anywhere close to bottlenecking my 270X's so I can't imagine they'd bottleneck your 7970.
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February 20, 2014 4:39:18 PM

s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
s4in7 said:
kooks147 said:
Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


The i5 all the way. It beats the 8350 even with mantle let alone 8320 and you will see awesome utilization with that cpu and card. My first build was a 8350 and 7970 and some cpu intensive games I was seeing only 30-60% utilization. I now have a i5 4670k and 780 (which is far more powerful than a 7970 and Im seeing 85-99% utilization. So ya... get i5


That's strange, my FX-8320 is clocked beyond an FX-8350 and I'm running dual Radeon 270X's (which is more powerful than a 780) and I'm getting full CPU and GPU utilization--no bottlenecking.

The only games an i5 4670k would beat an FX-8350 is Minecraft and other lightly threaded games/applications. Otherwise the FX is the multi-threaded performance king.



haha please show me the proof. And please be aware that every single game except for far cry crysis and BF4 are lightly threaded. Even so on the games that do utilize more cores the 8350 is on par with the 3570k



The burden of proof is not on me, it's on you for stating that an 8350 was bottlenecking your 7970 which is a ridiculous assertion.

You are correct that most games right now aren't multi-threaded, but the new consoles having 8-core CPUs means upcoming cross-platform games (which is virtually all of them) will be heavily multi-threaded. Read this if you don't understand: http://www.corsair.com/blog/ps4-xbone-pcgaming/

You're living in the past if you think single-threaded games and applications are going to continue being the norm, and the fact remains that the FX-8350 is the better multi-threaded processor.

These are facts.

its funny because the i5 4670k still beats the 8350 in those multi threades applications and thats why i went the intel route for my next pc. Because the 8350 have weak cores and bottle necked my 7970. Not in all games but in a few


The i5 beats the FX in BF4 which is universally agreed upon to be horribly optimized, whereas Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 with good multi-threaded optimization sees the FX beat the i5.

And if you're sticking to the story that the 8350 bottlenecked your 7970 then it must be archaic and/or poorly written software. My 8320 @ 4.2Ghz drives my dual 270X's spectacularly, regardless of single- or multi-threaded software. Sure, i5 produces higher performance than FX in single-threaded software, but even the worst offenders don't come anywhere close to bottlenecking my 270X's so I can't imagine they'd bottleneck your 7970.


since you currently have this config please show proof and no I there are benchmarks out there and the 8350 loses to the 3570k in crysis and barely beats the 3670k in far cry. Thats not the 4670k which is faster than the 3570k


also what games are you running than
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February 23, 2014 9:30:30 AM

Here we are again Intel fan VS AMD fan.
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February 23, 2014 11:14:45 AM

FX8320+ GTX770.
Most games cannot use all the cores of the FX chip, a has been said, but the plain fact is that either of those combinations will provide smooth gameplay at maximum settings on a 1080 or even 1440 monitor and for a gaming rig I'll always suggest having a little more graphics than CPU muscle, especially if the OP wants to run with full eye candy.
With the trend towards multithreading the FX looks, at least to me, to be the smart choice for someone who can't stomach the hefty price premium of an i7/i5 just to get 60+ FPS in older titles which the FX chip will handle easily enough anyway.
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February 23, 2014 11:58:16 AM

8320+770 because games rely more on gpu than cpu
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February 23, 2014 12:31:44 PM

I really don't see why there is even a discussion. Games are incredibly GPU bound. The 8320 with a GTX 770 will definitely get you better fps in games. Just look at benchmarks yourself. Almost any CPU with 4 or more cores can handle every game out there and the rest depends on your GPU. Do be future proof the intel would be preferable, but if you can only afford a GTX 760 with then the 8320 and 770 combo is a no brainer.
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February 23, 2014 4:05:44 PM

Nortabun said:
Which of the two would be the better option? And how much do you think will FPS vary between the two?
I'm really on a budget so please don't recommend anything more expensive.

thank you!


Xbox 0ne and PS4 consoles used AMD CPU, so I guess you know the answer to your question.
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February 23, 2014 6:08:38 PM

honestly with most games an i5 and an 8320/8350 are 2-5 fps apart, not worth the price difference to ME
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