Which CPU (~170$) for Linux debugging/compiling ?

Hello,
I am trying to specify a CPU around 150-200$ that would perform reasonably with GDB/GCC. THe OS would be OpenSUSE 12.2. Should my main criterion be the IPC of each processor or something else? What should I choose?
An i5, a FX8350 or an Opteron chip?
A.M.
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  1. The 8350 is the cheapest of these chips and will be perfectly fine for what you are looking to do.
  2. In that price range, if you find a cheap i7 2600k should be quite good for a couple of years. If not, the FX8350 is another good choice for what you mention.

    If you want to get even cheaper, maybe an i5 2500k/3570k or a FX6300/8320/8150 could do the trick as well.

    Leave the Opterons and Xeons out IMO.

    Cheers!
  3. i5-3xxx or FX83xx would be your two best choices in that price range depending on which side you prefer.

    Personally, the ~50W lower TDP with i5-3xxx without much of a compromise performance-wise (i5 leads in most benchmarks) seals the deal. Over the 5-7 years I expect to use my i5-3470, I will save over $200 on power/cooling bills vs FX8320.
  4. InvalidError said:
    i5-3xxx or FX83xx would be your two best choices in that price range depending on which side you prefer.

    Personally, the ~50W lower TDP with i5-3xxx without much of a compromise performance-wise (i5 leads in most benchmarks) seals the deal. Over the 5-7 years I expect to use my i5-3470, I will save over $200 on power/cooling bills vs FX8320.


    This is for Linux, so the 8350 eats the i5 in multithreading and comes within striking range in low threaded works.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_fx8350_visherabdver2&num=1

    Regarding consumption, I don't know... Is it really an issue for the OP? He didn't even mention it.

    Cheers!
  5. energylogic said:
    Hello,
    I am trying to specify a CPU around 150-200$ that would perform reasonably with GDB/GCC. THe OS would be OpenSUSE 12.2. Should my main criterion be the IPC of each processor or something else? What should I choose?
    An i5, a FX8350 or an Opteron chip?
    A.M.

    What are the specs for the rest of the rig that this CPU would be installed in? Choosing a particular CPU will also choose the corresponding motherboard and possibly even memory choices.

    What is the total budget for this build as well?
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