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July 4, 2014 9:39:47 AM

Right now it seems that Intel is the obvious choice for gaming cpu's, but as games are taking advantage of more an more cores would it be better to but an FX-8350 instead of say an i5-4590 to allow my pc to work better in the future? Thanx

-Hugo

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July 4, 2014 9:47:17 AM

I wouldn't...
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July 4, 2014 9:47:54 AM

I've read that topic discussed a few times lately on here. I've also heard that games will start using hyper threading to.

I suppose both would be a viable option either way and without some benchmarks in games that could use HT/6+ cores, we won't know for certain.

Just going by your choice, if you are into overclocking get the 8320, if not, the i5. That's usually how I try to end the war of AMD vs Intel :p  (it doesn't work all the time)
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July 4, 2014 9:47:55 AM

no it wont... as games are taking advantage of more cores is an overstatement... maybe 2% of all the games use more than 4 cores... and it will be years until there will be a serious jump... EVEN so, they utilize more cores for a bit of smoothness, so ok, your 4 cores will be more loaded, whatever (games are not like a stress test or a render, they dont load cpus to the max like they do gpus)
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July 4, 2014 9:55:21 AM

Even Crunchier said:
Right now it seems that Intel is the obvious choice for gaming cpu's, but as games are taking advantage of more an more cores would it be better to but an FX-8350 instead of say an i5-4590 to allow my pc to work better in the future? Thanx

-Hugo


By the time games are really multi threaded both cpu's will be hopelessly outdated. Every game currently in the market runs better with strong cores versus more cores. The i5 is the perfect balance. Four strong cores. Take it from me. I am an AMD fanboy.
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July 4, 2014 10:08:54 AM

vixl2ds said:
no it wont... as games are taking advantage of more cores is an overstatement... maybe 2% of all the games use more than 4 cores...

It would most likely be more accurate to say that less than 2% of all games make meaningful use of more than two cores.

The majority of games I have spied on using Process Explorer show one thread using 25% of the CPU (hogging a whole core/thread) and a handful of other threads usually using 1-5% more each for about 30-35% total CPU load on my i5-3470.
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