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Intel vs. AMD processor

The Intel i3 4130 vs AMD FX6300
intel has less cores with hyperthreading at 3.4 Ghz but the amd has six cores at 3.5 Ghz
which would you chose for a computer that will later be upgraded play some games but not heavy gamer
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  1. I'd go for the i3-4130.
    Reason being, they trade off performance in different games, but the LGA 1150 socket has a lot more room for upgrades in the future , whereas with the AM3+ socket you'd have to replace your motherboard if you want to continue getting solid performance in 3-4 years.

    And don't listen to the people who say 2 cores will handicap you in games. Games optimized for 2-4 will perform better on the i4-4130 as each core is just so much stronger, and even in games optimized for 6 cores, the FX-6300 isn't very far ahead in performance but starts to generate massive amounts of heat and take a lot more energy.
  2. If you have multithreaded apps that can make use of 4 or more cores, the amd offerings currently are good.
    Unfortunately, that is not usually true for games where the faster intel cores prevail.
    GHZ does not tell you the relative capabilities of the chips; architecture means more. The latest intel chips are on the order of 30% faster at equal ghz.

    You might want to wait just a bit for the latest Z97 based motherboards to arrive this month.
    In June we will see a unlocked Pentium dual core chip which will likely not ever need an upgrade, even for gaming.
    We do not know for certain, but it might even run on a Z87 based motherboard.
  3. Schalch12 said:
    The Intel i3 4130 vs AMD FX6300
    intel has less cores with hyperthreading at 3.4 Ghz but the amd has six cores at 3.5 Ghz
    which would you chose for a computer that will later be upgraded play some games but not heavy gamer


    always keep in mind... AMD runs a little worse then Intel when it comes to CPU's .. For example.. A AMD quad core runs like a Intel Dual core, so a 6 core AMD should run about the same as a Intel quad.. if your budget isnt tight.. I would get 3rd gen i3 .. if your budget is tight.. go with the AMD 6 core... either way you will get great performance.
  4. Best answer
    If you plan on upgrading in about a year or two, get the i3, if you want a good solid all rounder with excellent multitasking, get the FX. If you OC the fx the single core performance will be pretty close to the i3.
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