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AMD FX-8120 or Intel Core i5-2500K

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February 18, 2012 9:04:35 PM

So I'm puzzled as to whether to go with a AMD 8 core processor or the Intel i5. Any advice you could provide would be helpful.

Thanks.
February 18, 2012 10:17:54 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kd4dvLJQP4

From a gaming perspective they will be similar as outlined below it is fairly representative of what to expect from these CPUs.

8150 @ stock
Metro- min-27 max-60 avg-43
BFBC2- min-45 max-94 avg-65
Crysis2- min-42 max-91 avg-58
Lost Planet2- avg-33
Dirt3- min-75 avg-99
Cinebench- 5.84

i5 2500K @ stock
Metro- min-27 max-59 avg-43
BFBC2- min-44 max-97 avg-65
Crysis2-min-36 max-88 avg-62
LostPlanet2- avg-34
Dirt3- min-79 avg-105
Cinebench- 5.12

Looks like BD fx - 8150 and i5 2500k are pretty similar in terms of gaming performance add in the additional average cost of an Intel platform and slightly higher cost of the 8150 chip and looks like AMD and Intel offer up pretty even results on average as far as gaming as I have outlined and double certified above with link provided.
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February 18, 2012 10:51:03 PM

btbowden said:
So I'm puzzled as to whether to go with a AMD 8 core processor or the Intel i5. Any advice you could provide would be helpful.

Thanks.


i5-2500k is usually purchased to OC to about 4ghz which makes it faster than the 8100. If you read the reviews of the FX series here at Toms and Anandtech you learn that the i5 exceeds the FX. The FX-8120 is $200 and the 8150 is $260. The 2500k is $230.

Just take the time to read the various reviews and you'll likely come to the same conclusion most people do...the FX series, as it currently exists, is DOA
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February 18, 2012 10:59:07 PM

QuietPC said:
i5-2500k is usually purchased to OC to about 4ghz which makes it faster than the 8100. If you read the reviews of the FX series here at Toms and Anandtech you learn that the i5 exceeds the FX. The FX-8120 is $200 and the 8150 is $260. The 2500k is $230.

Just take the time to read the various reviews and you'll likely come to the same conclusion most people do...the FX series, as it currently exists, is DOA

OEM 8150 are $239
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February 18, 2012 11:06:14 PM

from a gaming stand point and the best for your money you want to go with LGA 1155 and i5.... all the number crunchers are going to come out and say INTEL > AMD but it's just a matter of what you do... they both do the same thing (turn 0's and 1's into what you see on the desktop)
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