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AMD 8120 or Intel 2500K

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August 13, 2012 2:46:29 AM

Hey! im wondering whether to get an amd 8120 or a intel 2500k for my latest build. This new build will be overclocked and will be used for gaming, programming, rendering videos and such... i know that on paper the 2500k is a faster cpu but if i got the amd i would be able to afford a better motherboard and improve overclocking potential. sooo.... which one to get?

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August 13, 2012 2:58:27 AM

Generally speaking, an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU is approximately 23% more powerful than the Phenom II / FX series. Specific can vary, but as a whole about 23% more powerful.

It seems most Sandy Bridge i5-2500k can reach 4.8GHz. That means for a FX CPU to be comparable to the overclocked i5-2500k, it must be able to reach 5.9GHz.

Click the following link that compares the FX-8150 to the i5-2500k at stock speed to help you determine which CPU is more suitable for your needs.
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August 13, 2012 3:00:02 AM

Note: Pay attention to the benchmarks because lower results could be better than higher results depending on the benchmark.
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August 13, 2012 8:18:59 AM

I would recommend getting what you can afford. If you want the "best" of the two then it would be the 2500K but it seems you're better off getting the 8120.
August 13, 2012 8:44:19 AM

I recommend getting the i5-2500K because of its great overclocking potential, overall performance and lower power consumption.