i7 or amd 8 core
Hey guys currently i have an amd 6 core processor and I found a really good price on the i7 that is completely affordable. However getting an i7 will put me two cores down so it seems like quality vs quantity. I was just wondering the pros and cons will losing two cores hurt me in any way? I like to game, watch videos in HD, I also have been getting into writing basic code for fun as well as video editing. I prefer having versatility for future hobbies regarding pc what's your suggestion should i make the jump also if not should I just get more cores?
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well my motherboard supports a 6 core its an m5a97 which i'm pretty sure supports i7 and i know it supports 8 core so assuming the motherboard isn't an problem i have the money for the difference i'm saving just by buying should i go for an 8 core or an intel i7 for gaming and video purposes
1, amd doesn't have 6 core processors - as they have modular architecture.
so, they have 3 modules each counting for 2 watered-down cores (which are only useful if one uses heavy multithreaded tasks)
2, most applications anyone uses are strictly singlethreaded and lightly multithreaded ones /ergo games and the usual crap/
3, an intel core is waaaaaaaaaaay more advanced than any amd module as a single core can currently outperform an amd module in both single and multithreaded apps. /the i7 is a 4+4 core and an HT core is about 35-40% as powerful as a regular one./
based on what you have any i3/i5 would be an improvement, having an i7 would result in a massive boost.
you can also check tom's 'best gaming cpu for the buck' list for reference and you will see that even i3 4xxx are higher ranked than FX-8350.
also, you will need a new motherboard.