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quad core vs. oct core

I am trying to decide which processor would be better for gaming. an AMD 4.2GHz Quad-core processor, or an AMD 3.1GHz Oct-core processor. I can't seem to figure out, Is it better to have more cores, but less speed? or more speed but less cores? I would only be using this for gaming, along with the occasional school paper or 2.
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  1. What specific model AMDs and why are those two the only options?
  2. 8120 vs what 4350? Why not go a 6300 or 6350?
  3. Yep FX6300 > FX4350 > FX8120
  4. CTurbo said:
    What specific model AMDs and why are those two the only options?


    . The models are: AMD FX-4350 4.2GHz(Quad-Core), and AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz(Oct-Core).
  5. Tradesman1 said:
    8120 vs what 4350? Why not go a 6300 or 6350?


    Those were just the example 2 that I have been looking at, however feel free to suggest other things.
  6. What's the budget? The FX6300 and FX8320 are generally the two best cpus that AMD has to offer in terms of price to performance.
  7. Sometimes I surprise myself ;) tose were the two that came to mind :) might be psychic haha, anyway, at the price point and for what you are thinking, would suggest the 6300, OC's well, better than the 4350 and to me, better than the Bulldozer 8120
  8. But until AMD releases some new cpus, I find myself having a hard time recommending them anymore over Intel's Haswell.
  9. The difference between 4 and 8 cores, yes, the 8120 is an 8, is the more cores you have, the more applications you can handle. Or in gaming, 8 cores will improve performance over any other less cores. However when it comes to AMD vs. Intel, Intel always comes out on top.
  10. CTurbo said:
    But until AMD releases some new cpus, I find myself having a hard time recommending them anymore over Intel's Haswell.

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    Agree, and they seem content to concentrate on their APUs, where is Steamroller? They used the SR 'cores' in Kavari (which hasn't really hit it off that well)
  11. Quote:
    The difference between 4 and 8 cores, yes, the 8120 is an 8, is the more cores you have, the more applications you can handle. Or in gaming, 8 cores will improve performance over any other less cores. However when it comes to AMD vs. Intel, Intel always comes out on top.


    Actually, there are only a few titles out there that can take advantage of 8 cores. The 4.2ghz FX4350 would be better in gaming 85-90% of the time over the 3.1ghz FX8120.


    Didn't AMD announce that there would not be any new Steamroller FX cpus, only a Piledriver refresh? I wish they would change their mind. The Kaveri apus are pretty good, they're just overpriced at the moment.
  12. the fx6300 would be the best budget bang for your buck. what video card are you planning on getting for your gaming system?
  13. Om pretty sure steamroller wont the fx line. Excavador might, but I doubt it
  14. Geek Jed said:
    The difference between 4 and 8 cores, yes, the 8120 is an 8, is the more cores you have, the more applications you can handle. Or in gaming, 8 cores will improve performance over any other less cores. However when it comes to AMD vs. Intel, Intel always comes out on top.


    Just for curiosity. Is there any game which uses more then 4core?? yes you will get more performance in 8cores. but in gaming you will not get too much difference if the game cant use more than 4core.. Intel's single core performance are better than AMD,
  15. I'd avoid the first gen FX 41xx, 61xx, 81xx lines.
  16. nikoli707 said:
    the fx6300 would be the best budget bang for your buck. what video card are you planning on getting for your gaming system?


    How about the AMD FX-6350 6 core but 3.9GHz?
  17. oops wrong quote, I have failed in responding
  18. That's another good choice mentioned in my first post

    "8120 vs what 4350? Why not go a 6300 or 6350? "
  19. Still see No relevance as to my Question, is it better to have more CORES or more SPEED(GHz)
  20. Quote:
    Actually, there are only a few titles out there that can take advantage of 8 cores. The 4.2ghz FX4350 would be better in gaming 85-90% of the time over the 3.1ghz FX8120.



    How does this not answer your question?
  21. That is entirely dependent on what CPUs you are comparing, a 4 core Intel 3570K or 4670K at the 3.4 range outperforms a AMD 8350 4GHz CPU in gaming, so there, less cores and less speed is better, but take a slightly faster 6 core Intel CPU and it will beat both the 4 Core 4670K and 3570K....so it all depends on what you chose to compare
  22. I will freely admit it was a stupid comparison. I however give up and will leave this thread solutionless......for now.
  23. Best answer
    No worries, there are a number of things that can factor in when comparing CPUs, there really isn't a set rule as to number of cores as far as one better than another
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