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November 12, 2012 1:28:37 AM

Which CPU do you think would be better for lightly threaded apps and gaming- A Phenom II x6 1100T BE or FX 8350? Thanks :D 

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November 12, 2012 1:40:01 AM

Why does the PII have "notes" on it?
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November 12, 2012 1:42:07 AM

montosaurous said:
Why does the PII have "notes" on it?


Just to tell you what the test bed was (which is quite old, in that particular case, and why the gaming benches are a bit skewed; they used a GTX 280 for that system).
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November 12, 2012 1:53:13 AM

Despite using only a GTX 280, the Phenom II was only a few FPS behind the 8350 at all times gaming wise. It is also running Windows Vista. I'm running Windows 8. Other than processes that don't rely on OS, GPU, RAM, or HDD speed it's an unfair comparison.
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November 12, 2012 2:00:11 AM

Yeah, it's definitely not a perfect side by side comparison, but it gives you enough information to make a relatively informed decision.

It's a hell of a lot better than searching for hours for what is a perfect side by side comparison for every single bench that you're interested in, though, lol. One site will have one bench that you want, another will have another, and so on, and so on, etc.. Anandtech just makes it easier and it's good enough.

Edit: The gaming benches are always the ones that are a bit off between generations of CPU's with Anandtech. Everything else is usually spot on, though.
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November 12, 2012 2:09:07 AM

So gaming wise it could probably beat the FX 8350 easily if they used the same GPU. For multithreaded apps the FX 8350 will win no doubt.
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November 12, 2012 2:31:54 AM

An FX 8350 probably wouldn't be worth it to upgrade from a Thuban, but buying new it would be the better option then.
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November 12, 2012 2:33:56 AM

From what i've seen, PD was better overall, and in single threaded apps as well. Games too, i don't remember seeing a game in which any older AMD CPU beat the FX 8350.

Go with PD IMO.


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November 12, 2012 2:34:51 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Yep, I agree with that. Steamroller will be when it finally makes sense for people who currently own a high end PII to upgrade, but for a new build, the 8350 makes more sense.

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November 12, 2012 2:35:01 AM

montosaurous said:
An FX 8350 probably wouldn't be worth it to upgrade, but buying new it would be the better option then.


Yep, I agree with that. Steamroller will be when it finally makes sense for people who currently own a high end PII to upgrade, but for a new build, the 8350 makes more sense.
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November 12, 2012 2:39:24 AM

I'm still mixed on what to do CPU wise. Get Haswell or upgrade to the FX 8350. Either way I'm getting Skylake 2015.
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November 12, 2012 2:41:09 AM

montosaurous said:
I'm still mixed on what to do CPU wise. Get Haswell or upgrade to the FX 8350. Either way I'm getting Skylake 2015.


Assuming that you're talking about dropping the 8350 into your current motherboard, I would just do that.

And I'm with you on Skylake. That's actually when I plan to retire my 2500K.
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November 12, 2012 2:51:52 AM

For GPU, I think I'll go for a Radeon 8850 when they come out next year.
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November 12, 2012 3:52:44 AM

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