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June 15, 2014 9:51:08 AM

I had a question about the Intel Core i5-4670K vs the AMD FX-8350

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June 15, 2014 9:53:11 AM

4670k in this situation since not only on stock are i5's way better than the 83XX series CPU's but you can overlcock the i5 which means the AMD wont win at all. Now for cost thats a different story.
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June 15, 2014 9:54:22 AM

Even Though the AMD has more cores, GHz, L3Cache, and high operating frequency, why is the Intel higher rating among the gaming environment
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June 15, 2014 10:00:54 AM

bobbydragon8 said:
Even Though the AMD has more cores, GHz, L3Cache, and high operating frequency, why is the Intel higher rating among the gaming environment


Because the AMD cores are freaking slow, there are just lots of them. Generally games don't spread out like that over cores so having faster but fewer cores is actually a huge advantage. That's why in a good chunk of games the 8350 performs similarly to Intel's top i3's and mid range i5's.

If you want a high performance gaming rig you get a 4670k, 4690k. If you want a high performance rig that does media work or something similar you get a 4770k/4790k. If you want a budget working rig that also happens to game the 8350 might make sense depending on what kind of other stuff you are doing since it's pretty cheap. If you want a budget gaming rig you generally want an i3 or maybe the new unlocked Pentium and try to get the 2 cores up in the low 4.X Ghz range.
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June 15, 2014 10:01:44 AM

bobbydragon8 said:
why is the Intel higher rating among the gaming environment

Because Intel's architecture gets more useful work done per clock, which gives it often much higher throughput per core at a given clock frequency while using less total power.

Since most games, APIs, drivers, etc. are only lightly threaded, Intel's significant lead on performance per core frequently gives it a significant performance advantage.

In heavily threaded applications and games where single-threaded performance no longer matters quite as much, the FX6xxx/8xxx can claw a fair bit of ground back from the i5/i7.
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June 15, 2014 10:05:46 AM

The FX is stronger in multitasking and applications that require several cores, single core apps is weaker. The i5 has stronger cores so handles single core (or few cores) apps better, it can be overclocked but it still remains as a Quad-core CPU. Tech-wise the FX is older and supports less processing instructions, also the AM3+ socket is a dead end with no future upgrades, still a decent CPU for gaming and rendering but limited in possibilities.
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June 15, 2014 10:32:47 AM

Any intel processors in the 150-250 range?
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June 15, 2014 10:37:22 AM

bobbydragon8 said:
Any intel processors in the 150-250 range?


Out of all the new i5 processors out there the best one for bang for buck is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All of the other i5 processors cost about the same but this new one is a refresh and is therefore just better to get(it has a higher clockspeed than the others).

If you plan on overclocking get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you dont want to overclock save all that money for upgrading something else.
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June 15, 2014 10:41:39 AM

So right now am deciding on the Intel i5-4670k vs Intel i5-4590
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June 15, 2014 10:44:57 AM

bobbydragon8 said:
So right now am deciding on the Intel i5-4670k vs Intel i5-4590


Do you want to overclock? Make sure your motherboard will support it and you are gonna need to get a decent fan too. Although I think you can still overclock to a certain extent using stock fan and a cheap motherboard.
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