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FX 8350 Upgrade from X6 1090T

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October 23, 2012 4:15:51 PM

my friend has a Phenom II X6 1090T, with a Crosshair IV which can be a AM3+ motherboard with a bios update. So would it be worth getting the 8350? the current benchmarks i saw from this site showed that it can be compared to an i5 3570k. I know that the x6 is more than enough but well he wanted the 8150 until it came out and was benchmarked so i held him off till now with the release of piledriver. So with current benchmarks would it be worth getting a 8350 piledriver over keeping a 1090T, or possibly go intel with an i7 or i5?

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October 23, 2012 4:26:54 PM

lazyboy947 said:
my friend has a Phenom II X6 1090T, with a Crosshair IV which can be a AM3+ motherboard with a bios update. So would it be worth getting the 8350? the current benchmarks i saw from this site showed that it can be compared to an i5 3570k. I know that the x6 is more than enough but well he wanted the 8150 until it came out and was benchmarked so i held him off till now with the release of piledriver. So with current benchmarks would it be worth getting a 8350 piledriver over keeping a 1090T, or possibly go intel with an i7 or i5?


There would be no need to get an I7 if he decided to go with Intel. The I7 would be overkill for gaming and a waste of money. I'm still not impressed with the Piledriver and would either keep the Phenom II or go with Intel. Of course that would also mean getting a new motherboard and maybe new RAM.
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October 23, 2012 4:30:46 PM

okay well ill keep out to see how piledriver continues to be and see how he wants to go.
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October 23, 2012 4:41:40 PM

Piledriver was a step in the right direction, a small step. I wouldn't drop the money for a new FX quite yet.
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October 23, 2012 5:09:46 PM

I could be wrong, so someone correct me if I am:

Bulldozer was at BEST 10% better overall compared to X6. Now Piledriver is 10-15% better than Bulldozer. That makes it a 26.5% increase in performance from X6 to Piledriver. Now for about $200 you can get the FX8350. You be the judge if its worth it; but do keep in mind FX can overclock quite well.

Next, I do not think its worth the extra cost to upgrade to an intel solution. You are looking at a new mobo, cpu, and possibly ram. That quickly adds up to northwards of $400. I would rather wait another generation and keep the X6 (I read somewhere DDR4 was coming?).
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October 23, 2012 5:20:56 PM

BD's gaming performance was laughable at best. That's why people still run with their trusted Phenom II's. PD got it right but PD should have been BD. If you already have the AM3/+ motherboard then just stick with AMD, don't switch to Intel.

The Phenom II's were on par with Intel's i3's when OC'ed. The FX-8350 is on par with an i5 when OC'ed. Is $230 worth the upgrade? It's your call, I'd wait.
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October 23, 2012 5:22:48 PM

dscudella said:
BD's gaming performance was laughable at best. That's why people still run with their trusted Phenom II's. PD got it right but PD should have been BD. If you already have the AM3/+ motherboard then just stick with AMD, don't switch to Intel.

The Phenom II's were on par with Intel's i3's when OC'ed. The FX-8350 is on par with an i5 when OC'ed. Is $230 worth the upgrade? It's your call, I'd wait.


I agree on all parts.
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October 23, 2012 5:43:45 PM

If you are going to do heavily threaded functions, content creation, rendering then yes its a Step up, Gaming is rather less pronounced, better but why throw money away when the 1090T is still proficient. Rather get a SSD right now.
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October 23, 2012 6:24:29 PM

I assume that there will be a price drop a few months after launch... the 8350 is $200+ but if/when it falls to $160-180 it would be much more attractive to me, if its over $200, there's no reason to get it when you could probably get an ENTIRE used/refurb i5 setup for at or less than around that price and it will outperform the X6/8150 that you currently have...

performance wise, I think the 8350 is much more attractive, but price/performance wise its not there yet considering just how many Sandy Bridge CPU setup's can be had within that ~$ range

what does it mean when a used 2 year old CPU is just as fast as a brand new AMD '8 core' CPU?

Editing my post to say that Micro Center has the 8320 for $179 but you'd still have to overclock that to get i5 3570K performance, and they are selling that guy for $10 more, in store only though...

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