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i7-4770 or fx-9590?

Building a gaming computer. Definitely dont know what im doing for the most part, but research and reading articles is helping. Although, I ran into a wall when trying to choose between 4470k and 9590. It seems like every article I read or anyone I ask only has personal preference to offer and no real substance that would swing my decision. As far as I can tell, gaming only uses 2 cores which would lead me to believe the FX-9590 would be a better fit b/c of its superior clock time? but hell if i know. Help me out.

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  1. I suggest going with 4770K vs 8350 instead. You could reach 5.0 ghz with an 8350 with proper cooling and right compenents.
    CPU wise id pick the 4770k in terms of performance. in terms of price id go with 8350 or even an 8320. :)
  2. it depends on budget
    for a low budget 8350
    if not 4770k
    both r good but performance wise i7 is faster than 8350
  3. is fx-9590 not popular/good? why would the 8350 be better than the 9590? seems like the 9590 has overall better specs and is an overall newer/better version of the 8350?
  4. it also has a high tdp
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    Generally, AMD CPUS have more cores which are weaker cores while Intel's CPUs have less cores but they are quite powerful.

    Check the TDP of FX-9590. It is 220W
    Check the TDP of i7-4770l. It is 84W

    i7 has 4 cores with 8 threads while the 9590 has eight cores.

    Current games are using few cores but tech development is focusing on utilizing maximum cores in future. From two cores perspective you'll be better off with i5 series CPUs.

    From Gaming perspective, I would recommend i7-4770k.
  6. with intel cpu 3770k or 4770k you can hit easy 4.5 ghz. and draw maximum 150w
    With amd processor you can hit with air cooler 5.1 ghz but it will draw 500w

    Intel for now is a wise option. Spend more on intel and save some power on powerbill. with 750w you can easy crossfire two 280x our 780 (ti) maybe
  7. AMD FX-9590 is actually 5.0 GHz Max Turbo with 4.7 GHz base clock.

    Check these links for better understanding:

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4770K-vs-AMD-FX-9590

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1818404/amd-9590-220w-core-socket-am3-ghz-worth-399-500.html
  8. Spindoc said:
    is fx-9590 not popular/good? why would the 8350 be better than the 9590? seems like the 9590 has overall better specs and is an overall newer/better version of the 8350?


    The FX-9590 is a turbocharged FX-8350. It achieves its higher clock rate by drawing an immense amount of power, which not only necessitates a stronger PSU and cooling apparatus, but also results in a larger electric bill and warmer environment.

    It debuted at around $1000 yet dropped to $300 in a matter of weeks. Intel's nearly two and a half year year old i7-3930k debuted at around $600 and still retails for around $600 today.
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