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Worth upgrading AM3+

So I have a a computer I built about 3 years ago with a Asus M5A97 Motherboard in it and currently running an AMD Phenom II X4 965 OC to 3.8GHz and I am wondering if it is worth the upgrade to a AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo). I am wanting to do this because it is the cheapest route since my Mobo is AM3+ and this seems the cheapest way to get some pretty good performance increase before I have to make the complete swap to intel once I have more money.

Basically I am able to do everything I want right now except stream. I am able to stream older mmo's like WoW but not able to do like league of legends or diablo as it is a little choppy. So would this upgrade make that more conceivable?
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    FX 8320 is a better buy than an FX 8350 and will match FX 8350 speeds with just a multiplier bump to 20. ;) For what you want to do, it is a smart choice.
  2. I went from the same processor to an 8320 for streaming. Worlds different. My game runs smooth and my stream is only laggy due to my upload speed shifting all over the place.

    I am usually running this at the same time, WoW, OBS, itunes, and the chat from Twitch.tv.
  3. Ok thank you very much I was wondering between the two as well. But its only 40 dollars more so whats the performance difference between those too. Is it really not worth getting the 8350?
  4. basically they are the same chip the 8350 is just a higher binned version from the factory
  5. Irvingskyman said:
    Ok thank you very much I was wondering between the two as well. But its only 40 dollars more so whats the performance difference between those too. Is it really not worth getting the 8350?


    It is not worth it, when you can match the speed yourself easily. I have two FX 8320's, myself. One is already set at FX 8350 speeds. The other is still stock, until I get a better cooler. The stock one is just too noisy for my taste.
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