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Which processor will be more value for money as well as future proof for gaming (FX-8350 vs i5 6600k)?

Which one should i choose in between FX-8350 and i5 6600K.
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  1. For gaming the 6600k without a doubt.
  2. The FX8xxx CPU's are already struggling in some games, go for the 6600 or 6600k
  3. Going to repeat what others have said. The FX-8350 is already 4 years old and many with them are now considering upgrading to an i3 6100, nevermind an i5 6xxx. The FX has no place in a modern gaming PC.
  4. It's weird to see all the times the same question on TH... AMD or Intel? It's like multis posting to troll :(
  5. Gam3r01 said:
    For gaming the 6600k without a doubt.


    But what about the 4 extra cores if i also want to do some multitasking.
  6. vedant-koditkar said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    For gaming the 6600k without a doubt.


    But what about the 4 extra cores if i also want to do some multitasking.


    in Dx12 The fx8350 get a massive boost, check it out. But right now the intel 6600k is ideal in overall and quad core is also plenty.
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    vedant-koditkar said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    For gaming the 6600k without a doubt.


    But what about the 4 extra cores if i also want to do some multitasking.


    Compared with the FX, the i5 can do four things twice as fast, or 8 (or more) things at the same speed as the FX, because each core is so much more powerful.

    To put it in perspective, the FX's cores are each about as fast per MHz as Intel's ~2006 Core2Duo CPUs, and in both single- and multi-tasking, are still completely outperformed by the first generation Core i7 which was released in 2008.

    I'm not saying the FX CPUs might not do what you want, but so might an Intel PC from 2008. That doesn't make the FX a better choice than a modern i5.
  8. I agree with what everyone else has said the I5-6600k comes out on top in pretty much every single benchmark i've seen even when it gets to utilize all of its cores.
  9. Ecky said:
    vedant-koditkar said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    For gaming the 6600k without a doubt.


    But what about the 4 extra cores if i also want to do some multitasking.


    Compared with the FX, the i5 can do four things twice as fast, or 8 (or more) things at the same speed as the FX, because each core is so much more powerful.

    To put it in perspective, the FX's cores are each about as fast per MHz as Intel's ~2006 Core2Duo CPUs, and in both single- and multi-tasking, are still completely outperformed by the first generation Core i7 which was released in 2008.

    I'm not saying the FX CPUs might not do what you want, but so might an Intel PC from 2008. That doesn't make the FX a better choice than a modern i5.


    I would love to see your sources please
  10. i5 without a doubt. AMD basically has nothing comparable to the i5 processors from this generation, or for that matter last generation.

    The only reason I would buy an FX processor is if I already had the motherboard and was on a budget. It does happen - I just recently did this to an older machine that I was upgrading to Windows 10 - but if you're building new, forget it.
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