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FX 8320 vs FX 8350 vs i5-4670k for ONLY gaming pc.

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  • Overclocking
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  • i5-4670k
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  • Intel i5
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June 7, 2014 4:03:57 PM

Hi guys, I know there are several threads about this topic but, after reading almost all of them I still can't make up my mind on what CPU to choose. These are my specs right now:
-Intel Core i5 750 @3.6Ghz
-Intel DP55WB 1156 Motherboard
-NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler
-MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr IV Gaming 2GB
-8GB (2x4GB) Gskill Ripjaws 1333Mhz Cl7 RAM
-500GB WD Caviar Blue 7200rpm Hard Drive

The only use I give my pc is gaming, as I use a laptop for everything else, I don't even surf the web on this one. So video editing, and other multithreaded applications are not a concern. As I wrote on the specs I have a CPU cooler already, so I am indeed going to overclock whichever CPU I buy. So one of my questions is, if I overclock an 8320 to 8350's speed, are they going to perform the same ? I mean, is stock speed the only difference between these two processors ? Because if they perform the same at equal speeds, I rather get the 8320 because of the price difference. And then on the other hand there is the i5-4670k, which is more expensive than both AMD chips, but I've read it has better single threaded performance. All though, as I'm only going to be gaming, I don't know if single core performance is that important.

And finally, do you think I am going to see a big improvement coming from an i5-750@3.6Ghz, and paring it with a gtx 760, no matter which CPU I choose ?

Thank you very much in advance !

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June 7, 2014 4:09:24 PM

i5 4670k > 8350 > 8320.

There you go, I have now started an Intel vs AMD fanboy war. Sorry.
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June 7, 2014 4:13:31 PM

I would go with the i5 because of the better single thread performance. A lot of games are not multi-threaded yet. Although most new titles will be. Also most games still use only 1 or 2 cores, and the i5 has stronger cores so it should in theory have better performance. But in all honesty, you probably wouldn't see much of a difference between the i5 and 8350. The 8350 has a slightly better single thread performance than the 8320, but probably nothing significant.
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June 7, 2014 4:14:34 PM

Azrael47 said:
i5 4670k > 8350 > 8320.

There you go, I have now started an Intel vs AMD fanboy war. Sorry.


Yes I am aware of an upcoming war, but from those wars, one can at least listen to different arguments from both sides, so they are not so bad after all :p . Do you really think the i5 4670k is worth the price difference ? Thanks !
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June 7, 2014 4:16:16 PM

Yes it is worth the price.
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June 7, 2014 4:17:02 PM

i5.

There are multiple reasons:
1) Most current games don't take advantage of anything more than 4 cores
2) Once they do you'll be stuck with an 8350 when theres new technology that will let CPUs run faster and more efficient, which AMD won't offer because they don't plan on making a good CPU upgrade path

Also, the 8350 runs similar and sometimes better in some games, but overall the i5 pulls ahead with a slight advantage. It's a no brainer that the i5 will win in gaming right now, it's just people argue that the FX series is superior in other tasks, but that isn't an issue here.
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June 7, 2014 4:46:02 PM

gumbykid said:
i5.

There are multiple reasons:
1) Most current games don't take advantage of anything more than 4 cores
2) Once they do you'll be stuck with an 8350 when theres new technology that will let CPUs run faster and more efficient, which AMD won't offer because they don't plan on making a good CPU upgrade path

Also, the 8350 runs similar and sometimes better in some games, but overall the i5 pulls ahead with a slight advantage. It's a no brainer that the i5 will win in gaming right now, it's just people argue that the FX series is superior in other tasks, but that isn't an issue here.


Thank you very much ! To all of you.
And do you think I'll see a big improvement from my i5 750 @3.6Ghz ? Gaming wise of course. Thanks !
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June 7, 2014 7:06:34 PM

Depends how tight on money you are. Overall the 4670k will run about 50% faster. I'm not sure how much that will translate into fps difference, it really depends on the game. I'd say 10+ FPS or so if you're not bottlenecked. It's up to you to determine if 10-15FPS is worth a couple hundred bucks.
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