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Advantages and Disadvantages of AMD vs Itel for gaming

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March 25, 2014 8:44:18 PM

What are the Pros and Cons of the AMD FX-8350 and the Intel i5-4670k when it comes to gaming? (WoW, NFS, CoD, Titanfal, BF4)
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March 25, 2014 8:49:28 PM

You'll have more FPS with Intel, you'll pay less for AMD.
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March 25, 2014 9:03:26 PM

i5 4670k = Four strong cores
FX 8350 = Eight weak cores
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March 25, 2014 9:07:57 PM

AMD FX-8350:
+ Cheap
+ Acceptable performance in most cases, & performing no different than the 4670K in some games usually in 3rd person action/adventure or most FPS.
+ 6+ cores in the event that next gen games are far more optimized for more weaker cores over fewer faster ones.
+ capable of High OC

- Slower per core performance, performing as bad as an i3 in such situation.
- Some games prefer faster dual cores over weaker octo-cores, evident with Starcraft II.
- Requires a high OC (nearing 5ghz, i hear) to match an i5's performance. at stock. high OC = increased power consumption.
- Frame time not as good (though still within acceptable range) against an i5 in some games.

i5-4670K
+ faster per core performance
+ Better gaming performance in terms of frame rate and frame time, in most cases.
+ acceptable performance in games that demand more cores (i.e; Crysis 3).
+ integrated GPU in the event your discrete GPU craps out on you.

- expensive.
- Can't OC as high as AMD's, and runs hot when OCed.
- if it matters, outside of gaming, bad performance/price in multi-core applications.
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March 26, 2014 4:46:02 AM

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March 26, 2014 4:51:32 AM

AMD:
Cheap
Okay cores, although they are great for bitcoin mining.
Usually have lots of cores. Depending on which cpu you get.
Run higher GHZ usually.
Great on board graphics.

Intel:
Expensive
Fewer Cores
Super fast for gaming
Run lower GHZ
They are best for gaming.
Graphics on the chip suck.
Usually you have to get a Graphics Card.
They are a lot faster.

Personally I am an intel guy just out of preference.
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