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I7 930 or fx 4170 gaming

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August 5, 2012 10:25:20 PM

Which one is better for gaming?

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August 6, 2012 3:39:50 AM

wait I'm confused how isn't a 4170 a true quad core? Doesn't it have four cores? I mean if it doesn't then I wanna go for a new CPU. It really caught my eye because it was a 3 tier for a pretty low price.
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August 6, 2012 3:47:48 AM

Do not buy fx series AMD for gaming. They do not perform better than core i3s. But a core i5 3rd gen
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August 6, 2012 3:50:53 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
wait I'm confused how isn't a 4170 a true quad core? Doesn't it have four cores? I mean if it doesn't then I wanna go for a new CPU. It really caught my eye because it was a 3 tier for a pretty low price.

It has to do with how the Buldozer modules 'share' resources. Read this article for an explanation: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/bulldozer_ben...
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August 6, 2012 3:51:40 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
wait I'm confused how isn't a 4170 a true quad core? Doesn't it have four cores?


Four integer cores, but only two execution cores, so it performs nothing like a true quad core should, or would. That, combined with Bulldozer's dreadfully slow architecture makes for a pretty weak CPU.

It's decent enough for gaming, but that's about it.
August 6, 2012 5:03:05 AM

So would the 8150 be a true quad core then? After reading the article clutchc posted it sounds like amd's version of hyper threading except windows 7 doesn't know what to do with the extra cores. I don't think I'm gonna go with this CPU then. I'm a little sad because it sounded like one of the best CPU's for the money. But it seems like it is essentially an amd i3. I think I'm gonna go with a i5 2380p. Yes I know it doesn't have integrated but from what I see it will perform about as well as a 2500k and I'm reading some people are able to overclock it pretty high. I really don't need integrated though, I have 2 560ti's it think that should work pretty well.
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