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I5 2500k vs AMD FX-8150

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October 13, 2011 11:31:00 PM

Hey GUys, I'm going to build a computer soon, and I'm not sure whether to get an i5 2500k or an FX-8150. The price of a FX 8150 is between the i7 2600k and the i5 2500k. I'm wondering which is better in high-end gaming, some (not too heavy) multi-tasking, and high-def movies. And can you tell me why you would choose one over the other? Thanks

Parts that I decided on so far.
CASE: HAF X (HAF 932 if on a big sale or something)
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
GPU: ASUS GTX 580 (probably will SLI later on, and may get 2 GTX 570 if on sale)
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX 8gb (or of course, ripjaw or vengeance if on sale)
HARD DRIVE: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (may get an SSD if I got money left over)

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 13, 2011 11:38:10 PM

Have you read the FX 8150 reviews? That should answer your question as to which one best meets your requirements.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 13, 2011 11:41:14 PM

of the two processors the intel is clearly , on average, the stronger part and it is the better gamer .

BUT
it wont matter which you use .
Monitors run at 60 Hz which just happens to be 60 fps . Your graphics card is going to max out any game on any 1080p monitor and it just wont matter which cpu you use .
Both rigs will exceed 60 fps easily

The answer then is still to buy the intel . It uses less power
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 13, 2011 11:52:54 PM

Outlander_04 said:
of the two processors the intel is clearly , on average, the stronger part and it is the better gamer .

BUT
it wont matter which you use .
Monitors run at 60 Hz which just happens to be 60 fps . Your graphics card is going to max out any game on any 1080p monitor and it just wont matter which cpu you use .
Both rigs will exceed 60 fps easily

The answer then is still to buy the intel . It uses less power


In addition to the i5 being less expensive..That is what disturbs me the most as an AMD fan. Its not positioned well. I haven't seen it online yet for less than $270.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2011 12:06:01 AM

buzznut said:
In addition to the i5 being less expensive..That is what disturbs me the most as an AMD fan. Its not positioned well. I haven't seen it online yet for less than $270.


Very good point .

But there is some hope
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150--8120-6100-an...

Farcry 2 every processor exceeds the monitors 60Hz/ 60 FPS even at 1080p

Crysis 2 the range is frame rates from the slowest to strongest cpu is 2 fps at 1080p.
This is a difference you would never notice

So do you buy a 2500k or an FX 8150?

Neither
for gaming
get
a
FX 4100

spend the money you save on the cpu on a better graphics card
a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2011 2:16:14 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Very good point .

But there is some hope
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150--8120-6100-an...

Farcry 2 every processor exceeds the monitors 60Hz/ 60 FPS even at 1080p

Crysis 2 the range is frame rates from the slowest to strongest cpu is 2 fps at 1080p.
This is a difference you would never notice

So do you buy a 2500k or an FX 8150?

Neither
for gaming
get
a
FX 4100

spend the money you save on the cpu on a better graphics card


This is cool, I've been waiting for some FX 4100 reviews. Everybody's been so focused on the 8150. You make an excellent point, I like this little quad core. thx for the link.
October 21, 2011 3:45:05 AM

I don't know if the reviews i have seen are full proof. But for budget gaming, I am planning on the 2500k w/ Asus Deluxe for 420$
October 21, 2011 9:24:09 PM

Two years old i5 750 beats FX-4170 in almost every benchmark
http://www.techspot.com/review/452-amd-bulldozer-fx-cpu...

Just because FX-4170 has high clock speed that doesn't automatically make a good CPU

I haven't seen any benchmark for FX-4100. However, if you want me to guess I would say that it is probably slower than Phenom II X4 840 or i3 2100 in most cases
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