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May 4, 2014 6:32:41 AM

Hey guys please tell which cpu should i buy for gaming i5 4670k or amd fx 8350 my other specs will be
Asus r9 280x directcu ii top
Kingston 8gb ram
Motherboard for i5 asus h87m-e
And for fx 8350 asus m5a99x pro r2.0

Now tell me which cpu should i buy
Please reply fast
And thnx in advance

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May 4, 2014 6:40:51 AM

The 4670k will offer better gaming performance, but you should pair it with a z87 motherboard to take advantage of the unlocked multiplier that comes with the "k" series cpu's. Otherwise, just get a 4570 and save some money.
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May 4, 2014 6:52:33 AM

i5 is better, no contest.

As swordkd pointed out, you'd want a Z series motherboard to take advantge of its overclocking capability. If not (and you keep the H motherboard), I'd buy a Xeon 1230v3 (equivalent of an i7 4770 but much cheaper).
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May 4, 2014 6:55:55 AM

I had the R9 280x and FX 8350. The FX 8350 bottlenecked me for some weird reason. I got an i5-4670k instead and no more bottleneck. So get the i5. They both have the same performance in games that support multicores but in games that use 1 core the i5 will rape the fx-8350
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May 4, 2014 6:58:32 AM

If its straight gaming, i5. If your going to be also be doing rendering, encoding, 3d graphics 'work', editing, and such. That's where the 8 core amd does better. i5 is quad core, amd is 8 core, but i5 has much stronger cores. Games don't use 8 cores, they usually use 2-4 so that's why you'll want stronger cores.
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May 4, 2014 7:04:33 AM

Hey bro .....surely go with the i5 as its much powerfull in gaming performance than fx 8350.

Amd says a lot on paper but if you pick an intel i5 you will get the same performance on paper and on real life !!!

You may think amd fx 8350 is a bit cheap, but for any cpu intensive games(BF 4) it may take a toll on that cpu.
Whereas if you purchase an intel i5 you can get the best performance in any sort of game and moreover overclock it furthur!!!

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ?????
Even the intel ivy bridge i5-3570k beats the fx 8350...that explains it....

Hope that helps.....Cheers ..
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May 4, 2014 7:06:39 AM

But amd has 8 cores and 8 threads and who knows when the games will come which require more than 4 cores and 8 threads than what will i5 be able to run those games
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May 4, 2014 7:09:15 AM

Jerry Jose said:
Hey bro .....surely go with the i5 as its much powerfull in gaming performance than fx 8350.

Amd says a lot on paper but if you pick an intel i5 you will get the same performance on paper and on real life !!!

You may think amd fx 8350 is a bit cheap, but for any cpu intensive games(BF 4) it may take a toll on that cpu.
Whereas if you purchase an intel i5 you can get the best performance in any sort of game and moreover overclock it furthur!!!

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ?????
Even the intel ivy bridge i5-3570k beats the fx 8350...that explains it....

Hope that helps.....Cheers ..


No offense dude, but my amd would beat any i5 in performance. Stock these chips are neck and neck blow for blow. Amd better at a few, intel better at a few more. Heavily multitask applications is where the amd shines. Overall the amd chip is better, but for pure single/dual core performance only the intel has an edge

You make it sound like the intel is 100% better. My amd surpases stock 4770 chips, and runs blow for blow with overclocked 4770k chips.

The way I have mine overclocked, my chip goes blow for blow against the 4930k chip. Its only when its severely heavy multitask rendering where the 12 core intel beats mine out.
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May 4, 2014 7:11:24 AM

Dblkk said:
Jerry Jose said:
Hey bro .....surely go with the i5 as its much powerfull in gaming performance than fx 8350.

Amd says a lot on paper but if you pick an intel i5 you will get the same performance on paper and on real life !!!

You may think amd fx 8350 is a bit cheap, but for any cpu intensive games(BF 4) it may take a toll on that cpu.
Whereas if you purchase an intel i5 you can get the best performance in any sort of game and moreover overclock it furthur!!!

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ?????
Even the intel ivy bridge i5-3570k beats the fx 8350...that explains it....

Hope that helps.....Cheers ..


No offense dude, but my amd would beat any i5 in performance. Stock these chips are neck and neck blow for blow. Amd better at a few, intel better at a few more. Heavily multitask applications is where the amd shines. Overall the amd chip is better, but for pure single/dual core performance only the intel has an edge

You make it sound like the intel is 100% better. My amd surpases stock 4770 chips, and runs blow for blow with overclocked 4770k chips.

The way I have mine overclocked, my chip goes blow for blow against the 4930k chip. Its only when its severely heavy multitask rendering where the 12 core intel beats mine out.


Amd does beat intel in 3d rendering,large editing;but let me clarify my point...for gaming better to go with the i5....
It has got muchhhhhh stronger cores than amd.....
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May 4, 2014 7:13:31 AM

Dblkk said:
Jerry Jose said:
Hey bro .....surely go with the i5 as its much powerfull in gaming performance than fx 8350.

Amd says a lot on paper but if you pick an intel i5 you will get the same performance on paper and on real life !!!

You may think amd fx 8350 is a bit cheap, but for any cpu intensive games(BF 4) it may take a toll on that cpu.
Whereas if you purchase an intel i5 you can get the best performance in any sort of game and moreover overclock it furthur!!!

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ?????
Even the intel ivy bridge i5-3570k beats the fx 8350...that explains it....

Hope that helps.....Cheers ..


No offense dude, but my amd would beat any i5 in performance. Stock these chips are neck and neck blow for blow. Amd better at a few, intel better at a few more. Heavily multitask applications is where the amd shines. Overall the amd chip is better, but for pure single/dual core performance only the intel has an edge

You make it sound like the intel is 100% better. My amd surpases stock 4770 chips, and runs blow for blow with overclocked 4770k chips.

The way I have mine overclocked, my chip goes blow for blow against the 4930k chip. Its only when its severely heavy multitask rendering where the 12 core intel beats mine out.


I had an fx 8350 and it DOES not beat the i5 in games. The performance in games where <4 cores are used the performance is identical. BUT in games that use less then 4 cores the i5 literally rapes the fx 8350. AMD has 8 weak cores and Intel 4 strong or more.
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May 4, 2014 7:13:40 AM

If i5 than suggest a motherboard for i5 4670k below 10000
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May 4, 2014 7:14:35 AM

Ishan Saxena said:
But amd has 8 cores and 8 threads and who knows when the games will come which require more than 4 cores and 8 threads than what will i5 be able to run those games


For straight gaming, its taken 2-4 years to go from single core to 2-4 cores to be used for gaming. Gaming is done primarily on the gpu. The stronger cores of the intel have an edge on lower core processes, like gaming. By the time that games utilize more than 4 cores, you will more than likely not have this computer anymore.

The amd also runs a lot warmer, and you need a beefy cooler to keep it cool. If you overclocking the chips, you could get by on the intel with a $25 coolermaster hyper evo. The amd you would need a $75-100 big air cooler. If your going to maximum overclock, I spent $500 just to get my chip to 5.2 (which requires massive 1.68v) and puts out to much heat for even my liquid cooling setup. I run 4.8 at 1.44V for gaming and everyday, when I need the extra I run my 5.0 setup at 1.48v.

Im just saying this as for just pure gaming, the intel will be easier and perform a bit better overall. The motherboards intel wise are better/cheaper/more features as well. You wont go wrong with either though. 8350 shines because its more comparable to the i7, in which multicore appliications such as rendering are being used. The i7 overall a bit better, but $150 more.
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May 4, 2014 7:14:54 AM

Ishan Saxena said:
If i5 than suggest a motherboard for i5 4670k below 10000


Where are you from? What currency does your country use?
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May 4, 2014 7:17:03 AM

Ishan Saxena said:
If i5 than suggest a motherboard for i5 4670k below 10000


The MSI Z87-G43 Motherboard is an entry level one you can go for....
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May 4, 2014 7:18:33 AM

RanriZedd said:
Dblkk said:
Jerry Jose said:
Hey bro .....surely go with the i5 as its much powerfull in gaming performance than fx 8350.

Amd says a lot on paper but if you pick an intel i5 you will get the same performance on paper and on real life !!!

You may think amd fx 8350 is a bit cheap, but for any cpu intensive games(BF 4) it may take a toll on that cpu.
Whereas if you purchase an intel i5 you can get the best performance in any sort of game and moreover overclock it furthur!!!

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ?????
Even the intel ivy bridge i5-3570k beats the fx 8350...that explains it....

Hope that helps.....Cheers ..


No offense dude, but my amd would beat any i5 in performance. Stock these chips are neck and neck blow for blow. Amd better at a few, intel better at a few more. Heavily multitask applications is where the amd shines. Overall the amd chip is better, but for pure single/dual core performance only the intel has an edge

You make it sound like the intel is 100% better. My amd surpases stock 4770 chips, and runs blow for blow with overclocked 4770k chips.

The way I have mine overclocked, my chip goes blow for blow against the 4930k chip. Its only when its severely heavy multitask rendering where the 12 core intel beats mine out.


I had an fx 8350 and it DOES not beat the i5 in games. The performance in games where <4 cores are used the performance is identical. BUT in games that use less then 4 cores the i5 literally rapes the fx 8350. AMD has 8 weak cores and Intel 4 strong or more.


The only game that shows intel with a clear lead, is skyrim. Everything else has either i5 up by a 'few' fps, or the amd up by a 'few' fps. On average they perform about the same. Intel winning out on a few games. There's no way that the intel is wayyyyyyyyyyy better.

And no offense, but give me a free benchmark program and an i5 score and ill show you a better 8350 score.
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May 4, 2014 7:28:02 AM

Dblkk said:
Ishan Saxena said:
But amd has 8 cores and 8 threads and who knows when the games will come which require more than 4 cores and 8 threads than what will i5 be able to run those games


For straight gaming, its taken 2-4 years to go from single core to 2-4 cores to be used for gaming. Gaming is done primarily on the gpu. The stronger cores of the intel have an edge on lower core processes, like gaming. By the time that games utilize more than 4 cores, you will more than likely not have this computer anymore.

The amd also runs a lot warmer, and you need a beefy cooler to keep it cool. If you overclocking the chips, you could get by on the intel with a $25 coolermaster hyper evo. The amd you would need a $75-100 big air cooler. If your going to maximum overclock, I spent $500 just to get my chip to 5.2 (which requires massive 1.68v) and puts out to much heat for even my liquid cooling setup. I run 4.8 at 1.44V for gaming and everyday, when I need the extra I run my 5.0 setup at 1.48v.

Im just saying this as for just pure gaming, the intel will be easier and perform a bit better overall. The motherboards intel wise are better/cheaper/more features as well. You wont go wrong with either though. 8350 shines because its more comparable to the i7, in which multicore appliications such as rendering are being used. The i7 overall a bit better, but $150 more.


Jerry Jose said:
Ishan Saxena said:
If i5 than suggest a motherboard for i5 4670k below 10000


The MSI Z87-G43 Motherboard is an entry level one you can go for....


Dblkk said:
RanriZedd said:
Dblkk said:
Jerry Jose said:
Hey bro .....surely go with the i5 as its much powerfull in gaming performance than fx 8350.

Amd says a lot on paper but if you pick an intel i5 you will get the same performance on paper and on real life !!!

You may think amd fx 8350 is a bit cheap, but for any cpu intensive games(BF 4) it may take a toll on that cpu.
Whereas if you purchase an intel i5 you can get the best performance in any sort of game and moreover overclock it furthur!!!

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ?????
Even the intel ivy bridge i5-3570k beats the fx 8350...that explains it....

Hope that helps.....Cheers ..


No offense dude, but my amd would beat any i5 in performance. Stock these chips are neck and neck blow for blow. Amd better at a few, intel better at a few more. Heavily multitask applications is where the amd shines. Overall the amd chip is better, but for pure single/dual core performance only the intel has an edge

You make it sound like the intel is 100% better. My amd surpases stock 4770 chips, and runs blow for blow with overclocked 4770k chips.

The way I have mine overclocked, my chip goes blow for blow against the 4930k chip. Its only when its severely heavy multitask rendering where the 12 core intel beats mine out.


I had an fx 8350 and it DOES not beat the i5 in games. The performance in games where <4 cores are used the performance is identical. BUT in games that use less then 4 cores the i5 literally rapes the fx 8350. AMD has 8 weak cores and Intel 4 strong or more.


The only game that shows intel with a clear lead, is skyrim. Everything else has either i5 up by a 'few' fps, or the amd up by a 'few' fps. On average they perform about the same. Intel winning out on a few games. There's no way that the intel is wayyyyyyyyyyy better.

And no offense, but give me a free benchmark program and an i5 score and ill show you a better 8350 score.


Skyrims shadows are processed by the CPU so the intel wins there. In games where 1-2 cores are used the i5 WILL win. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R games for example - they use one core. The fx 8350 and i5 4670k are similar in games that support multicore but not in games that doesn't. Try running the Autumn Aurora 2 mod for Stalker SoC with the fx 8350. you'll get 20 fps. my r9 280x got bottlenecked by the cpu for gods sake. with the i5-4670k I get around 60 fps with ENB mod and AA2 mod. I see your point - the i5 and fx 8350 are very similar in games that support many cores. I see your fx 8350 is heavily OC:ed. That will make it even better in games like BF4 where 8 cores are used. but in a bit older games it won't benefit you at all
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May 4, 2014 7:35:55 AM

Intel i5's outperform any FX 99% of the time in gaming. The only exception I've ever seen in in Crysis 3, and only in certain scenarios.

I think there's a misconception about "multi-threaded" games, ones that use up to 8 cores. They still run a few main threads, and the rest are sub threads. The heavy work is placed on the main threads (intel's higher IPC copes with this much better) and a little work is placed on the sub-threads. Although these games use up to 8 threads they do not fully [/i]utilise[/i] them.

In any case, an i5 matches or outperforms an FX even when 8 threads are used. Going with an i5 is a no-brainer at this point, I honestly can't see a place in the market for the FX's. The i3's are usually better than the FX 43xx and 63xx in gaming - the only place I see fit for the 83xx is for video encoding on a budget. Even in this case you'll only get it for a little less than a superior intel system (think Xeon 1230v3 and B85 motherboard).

OP, intels stronger 4 threads outperform the FX's weaker 8 threads even when games can utilise all 8 threads (which is rare). The i5 is the better choice, for now and the future.
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May 4, 2014 7:37:17 AM

AMD if you game is regret.
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Skyrims shadows are processed by the CPU so the intel wins there. In games where 1-2 cores are used the i5 WILL win. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R games for example - they use one core. The fx 8350 and i5 4670k are similar in games that support multicore but not in games that doesn't. Try running the Autumn Aurora 2 mod for Stalker SoC with the fx 8350. you'll get 20 fps. my r9 280x got bottlenecked by the cpu for gods sake. with the i5-4670k I get around 60 fps with ENB mod and AA2 mod. I see your point - the i5 and fx 8350 are very similar in games that support many cores. I see your fx 8350 is heavily OC:ed. That will make it even better in games like BF4 where 8 cores are used. but in a bit older games it won't benefit you at all [/quotemsg]

Very nicely put. I'm not saying that the intel isn't better. But those that are saying intel is by far the best I do have something to argue with that. Yes older and less optimized games aren't amd's thing. But not many new games go that route. And yes my amd is heavily overclocked, and once you hit that 4.6-4.8 mark the single core performance of the amd just screams and puts it right into the same performance as the intel. Which is great, but a lot of work, and require beastly coolers. Which is why for gaming I still recommend intel. Motherboards are better, theyre easier to get single core speeds (stock), and run cooler and less energy. If your like me, and game sometimes, but render and edit on the regular, it was overclocked 8350 beating 4770k, so it was intel i7 six core 4930k ($550 + mobo ($500 for the one Id get)) vs the 8350 $160 and $120 for asus pro motherboard. In that case, amd won hands down, built my system for almost half of what the cpu/motherboard would've costed.

But don't get me wrong, both chips on 'most' games will be blow for blow the same. But intel has more advantages that the amd for gaming.
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May 4, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Dblkk said:


Skyrims shadows are processed by the CPU so the intel wins there. In games where 1-2 cores are used the i5 WILL win. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R games for example - they use one core. The fx 8350 and i5 4670k are similar in games that support multicore but not in games that doesn't. Try running the Autumn Aurora 2 mod for Stalker SoC with the fx 8350. you'll get 20 fps. my r9 280x got bottlenecked by the cpu for gods sake. with the i5-4670k I get around 60 fps with ENB mod and AA2 mod. I see your point - the i5 and fx 8350 are very similar in games that support many cores. I see your fx 8350 is heavily OC:ed. That will make it even better in games like BF4 where 8 cores are used. but in a bit older games it won't benefit you at all


Very nicely put. I'm not saying that the intel isn't better. But those that are saying intel is by far the best I do have something to argue with that. Yes older and less optimized games aren't amd's thing. But not many new games go that route. And yes my amd is heavily overclocked, and once you hit that 4.6-4.8 mark the single core performance of the amd just screams and puts it right into the same performance as the intel. Which is great, but a lot of work, and require beastly coolers. Which is why for gaming I still recommend intel. Motherboards are better, theyre easier to get single core speeds (stock), and run cooler and less energy. If your like me, and game sometimes, but render and edit on the regular, it was overclocked 8350 beating 4770k, so it was intel i7 six core 4930k ($550 + mobo ($500 for the one Id get)) vs the 8350 $160 and $120 for asus pro motherboard. In that case, amd won hands down, built my system for almost half of what the cpu/motherboard would've costed.

But don't get me wrong, both chips on 'most' games will be blow for blow the same. But intel has more advantages that the amd for gaming.[/quotemsg]

yeah intel is pretty great and reliable. But AMD recently released Mantle - now thats a game changer from AMDs side. Too bad you don't have a AMD card. With your beastly over clocked CPU you'd be getting crazy frames if you had an 280x or 290x. But we can agree that AMD is great for the price. Intel is just a little more reliable. Both AMD and Intel are good at specific things.
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May 4, 2014 11:42:33 AM

The 4670K is yes the best....people can talk about 'at best' a FPS in different games, what they don't say, is that realistically both will OC to to say 4.6 anyway, so try running both at 4.2 or 4.4 and see how much the difference increases....a typical 4670K at what, say about 4.2 will out perform a 8350 at 4.9, an that's the top for most 8350s, where the 4670K can go even higher
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