AMD vs Intel for Light Gaming (Batman titles, GTA V, Battlefield etc)

Currently I have an FX-6300 with ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0, ASUS 7850 2GB, G Skill 1866 DDR3 Ram, WD Blue 1TB and OCZ 650 PSU.

My question is would be if it is worth upgrading to better CPU like FX-8370 or sell my Mobo + CPU for i5-4790K, ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel with GTX 960?

Any suggestions welcome just can't decide yet so I'm asking my tech friends :)

Also I'm looking for more future proof can't be upgrading for ever 2-3 years anymore..
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  1. personally i would go for the i5 and the 960
  2. 6300 and 7850 should run those games at medium settings

    the i5 (i7?) and a gtx960 should run the games at high or ultra.

    Depends on your current build and budget.

    If you get as good parts as you can now then in 3 years time you'll still want to upgrade. No matter what your budget is.
  3. My budget would be about $500 to buy for Intel CPU+Mobo or I can buy an better CPU keep my rig and wait for when I can get do an upgrade on a few years from now. My monitor is 23'' Acer 1080p.
  4. Then get the i5 plus mobo and the 960.
  5. The i5 wont add performance in games like BF4 which actually runs a little better with an FX 8 core than the i5

    Id drop in an FX 8320 , and overclock it

    and then a GTX 970
  6. Outlander_04 said:
    The i5 wont add performance in games like BF4 which actually runs a little better with an FX 8 core than the i5

    Id drop in an FX 8320 , and overclock it

    and then a GTX 970

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    +1 better CPU that will run the games and much better GPU that will last you longer than a 960
  7. I don't think its that clear cut. From what I've seen, the FX8350 will be ahead in BF4, FC3 etc - multithreaded games - if the FX8350 is OC'd.

    Then its not by much - maybe 5 fps max. Especially if you have say an OC'd i5 4690k.

    The i5 however will race ahead in limited core oriented games.
  8. i7Baby said:
    I don't think its that clear cut. From what I've seen, the FX8350 will be ahead in BF4, FC3 etc - multithreaded games - if the FX8350 is OC'd.

    Then its not by much - maybe 5 fps max. Especially if you have say an OC'd i5 4690k.

    The i5 however will race ahead in limited core oriented games.


    Sort of.
    but not quite .
    Adding cpu horse power makes no difference in games like BF4 . Adding core count can .

    and in those games where only a couple of threads are used then the FX is usually good enough . Monitors refresh at 60 Hz . If a CPU runs the game at 60 Hz it appears identical to the user as a cpu that makes 150 Hz . The intel is almost never an advantage even though it can make higher frame rates in those older game engines .

    What will make the difference is having the stronger GTX 970 graphics card , and the way afford that is to stay with the AMD processor
  9. With a $500 budget, you get a 4690K or 4670K and a mobo, you don't have a lot left for a GPU, an option might be a second 7850, but that may well need a new PSU to run them in XFire
  10. i7Baby said:


    Do we know the resolution of the monitor?
    Im guessing the Tradesman is right about the GTX 970 being better n the longer term , and would let the OP run higher quality graphics too
  11. I'm thinking both for now and down the road, even if not at 1080 or better, that may be a coming upgrade or adding a second monitor, tying in to a TV, etc
  12. My Resolution would be at 1920x1080 (16:9). And I'm thinking of just upgrading my CPU and GPU stay with AMD..

    For CPU, I was thinking of 8370E or 8320E, I would prefer TDP of 95 watts.

    For GPU, I was thinking of R9 280, what you guys think?
  13. Done!

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