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Overclocked 8320 vs stock i53570k

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February 27, 2014 9:42:13 AM

Will an overcloccked 8320 out perform an i5 3570k at it's stock settings?
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February 27, 2014 9:46:49 AM

It likely would, depending on how much the CPU is overclocked.

But why would you OC one CPU, and not the other?
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February 27, 2014 9:51:42 AM

I wouldn't overclock it drastically! Because an motherboard capable of overclocking an i5 would be out of my budget
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February 27, 2014 9:51:48 AM

In what tasks?
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February 27, 2014 10:05:12 AM

Depends on how hard you overclock it. If you get it to around 4.5 it should be able to generally keep pace with the 3570k stock in most games.

The 8320 will be faster in programs that like more cores and threads rather than fewer and faster ones.
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February 27, 2014 11:30:56 AM

Will upcoming games benefit from the more cores of the fx 8320?
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February 27, 2014 11:53:51 AM

Possibly. It's also possible that by the time they do you will have upgraded to a newer one already.

There are currently only a few games that benefit from the extra cores, the figure is in the low single digits.
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February 27, 2014 11:55:22 AM

So the i5 is probably still the best option?
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February 27, 2014 11:57:48 AM

It's currently better in 99.9% of games. So yes. Not to mention that even in games where all of the cores of the FX are used the i5 can still match or beat it.

If you can't afford an expensive motherboard, have a look at the Xeon 1230v2 or v3 and you can pair it with a B or H series motherboard which are far cheaper than the Z series. The Xeon matches the performance of a high end i7 (3770/4770) of the same generation. They tend to be priced far lower than the i7s.
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February 27, 2014 12:13:34 PM

Is the Xeon a CPU?
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February 27, 2014 12:30:31 PM

Harvey1601 said:
Is the Xeon a CPU?


Yes.
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