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Intel i5 2500k or AMD FX-8150?

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September 26, 2012 9:58:07 PM

O.K, I got a bad MOBO, gonna upgrade my CPU while I am at it. I currently run a phenom IIx6 1045t... I NEED MORE! I do a lot of photoshop painting, I also do 3D work in z-brush, and some light video work in vegas HD.

So those are my choices Intel 2500k or AMD FX8150. I've looked at the benchmarks, but I'd rather hear it from a community of users, and techies, not just graphs. what say you?

thanks for the feedback~

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September 26, 2012 10:07:08 PM

i would actually get a i7 if you photoshop and edit because of the hyperthreading or get a 3570k but if you are sure that you want the 2500k get it then and also the asrock z77 extreme4 is a good mobo for intel cpu's
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September 26, 2012 10:11:00 PM

devilofdeaths said:
i would actually get a i7 if you photoshop and edit because of the hyperthreading or get a 3570k but if you are sure that you want the 2500k get it then and also the asrock z77 extreme4 is a good mobo for intel cpu's



well I am trying to keep the budget between CPU and MOBO around 300.. I can go 330 or so absolute crunch top is 350, if i can make it all come in under that budget, great. So i7 due to hyperthreading will be better for me than the i5? and yes, I do heavy photoshop work, painting and photography. My current cpu just gets laggy with dynamic brushes and layers, with high DPI settings. =(
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September 26, 2012 11:08:51 PM

octashoo said:
well I am trying to keep the budget between CPU and MOBO around 300.. I can go 330 or so absolute crunch top is 350, if i can make it all come in under that budget, great. So i7 due to hyperthreading will be better for me than the i5? and yes, I do heavy photoshop work, painting and photography. My current cpu just gets laggy with dynamic brushes and layers, with high DPI settings. =(

yes the hyperthreading does wonders on any editing/photoshop but it does cost a lot http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-2600K-Quad-Core-Processo... $300 for a i7-2600k but if you don't want to spend that muck i would get the 3570/3570k as jason suggested
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September 27, 2012 9:27:14 AM



enough said, the 8150 is considerably faster than the phenom X6.
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September 27, 2012 9:32:00 AM

where did the op say he was playing video GAMES?

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September 27, 2012 9:37:48 AM

so your making your own topic because he specifically stated what he is using it for.

I know from experience the FX loves photoshop and has no problem with video editing.

It never fails any time someone talks about productivity apps, someone comes in with "omg it sucks with games because 101 fps to 105 is totally crap."
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September 27, 2012 7:30:56 PM

WOW, lots of input. Other than the individual that added the CS5 render time showing the FX-8150 beating the i7, all other benchmarks, show intel out performing the FX in almost every category. To the two debating processor use outside of production... yes I do play some games on PC, but my PC has yet to beat the performance of my XBOX so i play XBOX, but i do enjoy playing Civ5, Alice II, and have been playing the secret world online, I will play them, but they are not my concern, I just need photoshop to run optimally with multiple layers, at high DPI, with dynamic brushes, and render out in zbrush, or other 3D programs with relative ease.

Here is what steers me in the direction of Intel. I bought a mid / low end laptop with an i7-2670QM 2.2Ghz, and on my CPU monitor shows 8cores, counting the logical cores, I think in reality it's only 4, but doubles to 8 with logical cores, and this thing eats up photoshop, waayyyyy better than my phenom IIx6. I even run zbrush on it, and there is noooo lag or delay when modelling. So i don't know where this laptop CPU rates amongst the desktop i7 CPU's but i am considering the i7-3770 or 3770k... it's gotta perform equally or better than the 2670QM.. and if it does. count me in.

my dead MOBO is a crap foxconn, low end. So with a new better MOBO ASROCK, intel, gigabyte... i7-3770, my radeon 6850HD... I should be rocking, hopefully. I've never installed a MOBO or a CPU, but it's not rocket science, I am sure I can handle it.

Thank you everyone for your input. I am so glad I can pick the brains of people that know a whole lot more than i do when it comes to this stuff. Thank you.
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September 28, 2012 12:49:03 AM

Best answer selected by octashoo.
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