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November 14, 2012 8:01:24 PM

Hey folks,

I have a home build system with an AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and now that Philedriver is out I was wondering if I should upgrade to the 8350. I have Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Dual-X in crossfire and the CPU is just too weak to hold up :( 


Should I go for one of the new Piledrivers or an X4 980/X6 1100?

Thanks :) 

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November 14, 2012 8:11:55 PM

You should upgrade to Ivy Bridge. Seeing as you are Crossfiring, an i5 3570K and Gigabyte Z77-UD5H will do the trick.
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November 14, 2012 8:23:20 PM

For the sake of cash, I say stay with the platform you have. The 8350 is a fast cpu and will work nicely in your setup.
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November 15, 2012 2:53:12 AM

maestro0428 said:
For the sake of cash, I say stay with the platform you have. The 8350 is a fast cpu and will work nicely in your setup.

+1
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November 15, 2012 3:10:06 AM

If the motherboard is compatible, go with the 8350.
November 15, 2012 4:58:10 AM

AfterLifer said:
Hey folks,

I have a home build system with an AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and now that Philedriver is out I was wondering if I should upgrade to the 8350. I have Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Dual-X in crossfire and the CPU is just too weak to hold up :( 


Should I go for one of the new Piledrivers or an X4 980/X6 1100?

Thanks :) 


Dont listen to the sandy bridge guy in order for you to switch to intel you have to buy a new mobo the 8350 is more than enough for your crossifre settup
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November 15, 2012 6:10:59 AM

Yes, FX 8350 will be more than enough for your system.
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November 15, 2012 7:03:14 AM

the fx 8350 is far better in gaming and apps too.its a good cpu it can handle two hd 7950 in crossfire without any problem.no need to worry you will be happy with it.:) 

which motherboard do you have?model please?
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November 15, 2012 7:21:56 AM

sunnk said:
the fx 8350 is far better in gaming and apps too.


That's an extreme fanboy exaggeration with much bravado (I think you know better than that, other than for for highly threaded apps), but yes, the 8350 will get the job done. Don't know about dual 7950's without an OC, though.
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November 15, 2012 7:31:30 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That's an extreme fanboy exaggeration and bravado (I think you know better than that, other than for for highly threaded apps), but yes, the 8350 will get the job done. Don't know about dual 7950's without an OC, though.


lololol :lol:  did i said that its better then i5? :heink:  i think you thought that right? let me tell u that i said there that fx 8350 is far better then ii x4 965be.
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November 15, 2012 7:33:35 AM

sunnk said:
lololol :lol:  did i said that its better then i5? :heink:  i think you thought that right? let me tell u that i said there that fx 8350 is far better then ii x4 965be.


:lol:  Yeah, you're right. Of course it's better than the 965. I'm half asleep and read what I was thinking, not what was in context. :lol: 

I should really refrain from typing when I'm about to go to bed...
November 15, 2012 9:25:13 AM

Save yourself some cash can go with 8320.
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November 15, 2012 9:48:12 AM

If you play CPU intensive games, there's a good chance the 8350 will bottleneck.

If you have the money, go with Intel.
November 15, 2012 10:01:15 AM

samuelspark said:
If you play CPU intensive games, there's a good chance the 8350 will bottleneck.

If you have the money, go with Intel.


this advise gooooooood
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November 15, 2012 10:03:11 AM

I upgraded from an X6 @ 3.4 Ghz, to a 2600k @4Ghz.

After all that money spent, my games play basically the same.

Save some cash and go with the 8320.
November 15, 2012 12:52:47 PM

samuelspark said:
If you play CPU intensive games, there's a good chance the 8350 will bottleneck.

If you have the money, go with Intel.

Well I have played some cpu intensive games with the 8350 and it has not bottleneck. When you assume........you know the rest
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November 15, 2012 12:59:17 PM

chase3567 said:
Well I have played some cpu intensive games with the 8350 and it has not bottleneck. When you assume........you know the rest


+1 , those Ismell fanboies . 8350 OR 8320 are both good , you can save a bit with the 8320 and if lucky be able to oc it just as much as the 8350 .
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November 15, 2012 1:44:02 PM

chase3567 said:
Well I have played some cpu intensive games with the 8350 and it has not bottleneck. When you assume........you know the rest


Lets both run SC2 with the same GPU. Your FX against my i5. Guess who wins
November 15, 2012 2:15:47 PM

samuelspark said:
Lets both run SC2 with the same GPU. Your FX against my i5. Guess who wins



Just wow on this comment.
November 15, 2012 2:29:04 PM

I have just come back to the PC world after a fair few years and i cant get my head around the phenomena of people asking questions about AMD products and getting reply's of"go Intel". I thought x360-PS3 fanboys were bad,they have got nothing on the Intel crowd.
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November 15, 2012 2:40:35 PM

Motaka said:
I have just come back to the PC world after a fair few years and i cant get my head around the phenomena of people asking questions about AMD products and getting reply's of"go Intel". I thought x360-PS3 fanboys were bad,they have got nothing on the Intel crowd.


AMD dropped out of the speed race a while ago.
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November 15, 2012 3:09:08 PM

samuelspark said:
AMD dropped out of the speed race a while ago.



Wat?

This is getting out of hand.

AMD's PD are fast enough for most applications. The fact that Intel is generally fast-ER doesn't change that fact.

Not crossing the finish line first doesn't mean you "dropped out of the race."

November 15, 2012 3:21:44 PM

Go with AMD for the cheaper route, or go intel, and enjoy perfect performance.
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November 15, 2012 3:24:05 PM

I upgraded from my "cheap" X6 AMD to the "performance" 2600K


I'm "enjoying" a lighter wallet...but my games play the same.

I should have put the money into the GPU side of the PC.
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November 15, 2012 4:20:38 PM

Z1NONLY said:
Wat?

This is getting out of hand.

AMD's PD are fast enough for most applications. The fact that Intel is generally fast-ER doesn't change that fact.

Not crossing the finish line first doesn't mean you "dropped out of the race."


"Fast enough" is just what AMD is. A long while ago, there was a Tom's Hardware article where AMD announced that they were no longer trying to best Intel.
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November 15, 2012 4:24:42 PM

Z1NONLY said:
AMD's PD are fast enough for most applications. The fact that Intel is generally fast-ER doesn't change that fact.

Not crossing the finish line first doesn't mean you "dropped out of the race."

AMD also has the handicap of using as much as 100W more power to deliver similar performance.
November 15, 2012 4:25:35 PM

InvalidError said:
AMD also has the handicap of using as much as 100W more power to deliver similar performance.

And poor crossfire/SLi performance.
November 15, 2012 4:37:23 PM

Amuse_UK said:
Go with AMD for the cheaper route, or go intel, and enjoy perfect performance.


Oh someones hating. The real expression shall be Go to AMD for the best bang for your buck, or go to intel, and enjoy bancruptcy for a bit more performance than the amd. Computers are designed to hog energy so please dont use the energy saving crap against me.
November 15, 2012 4:40:59 PM

No one was hating, AMD are cheaper, so that is the correct term, intel offer superior Price/Perf on all corners, check the i3 line.
November 15, 2012 4:44:08 PM

Amuse_UK said:
No one was hating, AMD are cheaper, so that is the correct term, intel offer superior Price/Perf on all corners, check the i3 line.


Are you kidding me the 8350/20 is on par with the i5 and like amd said theyre not competing with no one. Amd is on top of the line for innovation. 8 core 4GHZ. Almost time for amd to step back in the game for top
November 15, 2012 4:51:04 PM

Amuse_UK said:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-fx-8350-black-editio...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlo...

The i5 costs a tad more, but is far superior in efficiency, uses way less power, and is as fast.....

Also has grunt to push multi GPU setups, unlike FX.


Like i said dont use the energy efficwny crap on me. $5 more a month for energy bill isnt a problem for most people youngster. OP wants an AMD and i dont blame him he knows the right way. I have numerous intel builds and one amd build imade it 2 days ago. Hooked up to an ssd 7950 gpu and 80+ broze psu i prbably will pnly pay $5 or less for energy bill extra.
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November 15, 2012 4:52:06 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
Are you kidding me the 8350/20 is on par with the i5 and like amd said theyre not competing with no one. Amd is on top of the line for innovation. 8 core 4GHZ. Almost time for amd to step back in the game for top


Show me where the 8320 matches the i5 in gaming.
AMD is still at least a full year behind.
Nice grammar. Tells me about your education.
November 15, 2012 4:54:33 PM

samuelspark said:
Show me where the 8320 matches the i5 in gaming.
AMD is still at least a full year behind.
Nice grammar. Tells me about your education.


Oh sorry are we in school? Am i being graded? This is a hardware site not grammar site so please dont correct anyone but yourself.
November 15, 2012 4:56:35 PM

Useless thread, and a perfect troll bait for AMD loyalists, knowledge will never overshadow their lust for AMD.
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November 15, 2012 5:02:27 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
Hooked up to an ssd 7950 gpu and 80+ broze psu.


With a SSD, anything will feel fast (even a P4), but I digress.

OP, I've already said it once in this thread, but I'll say it again, the 8350 is the right choice for you (since you already have an AMD board, as long as it's compatible).
November 15, 2012 5:12:55 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
With a SSD, anything will feel fast (even a P4), but I digress.

OP, I've already said it once in this thread, but I'll say it again, the 8350 is the right choice for you (since you already have an AMD board, as long as it's compatible).


Op said he wanted an amd cpu not an intel either people are blond or just plain stupid
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November 15, 2012 5:15:47 PM

InvalidError said:
AMD also has the handicap of using as much as 100W more power to deliver similar performance.



AMD's pile driver chip is faster than bulldozer, and even faster than the phenom II's.


AMD didn't stop trying to make their CPU's faster.

The power differential doesn't make the chips slower, it makes them less efficient with power.
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November 15, 2012 5:21:18 PM

Amuse_UK said:
And poor crossfire/SLi performance.


I'm running SLI and switching from my AMD X6 to the 2600k gave me a difference.....in my bank account.

Gaming? Not so much.
November 15, 2012 6:13:43 PM

Enough of the arguing guys, we should all know enough about tech to realize that it never is debatable. You have an AMD Motherboard so the cheapest processer route to give the best performance would be the FX-8320.

As for AMD "Loyalists" and Intel "Fanboys", I don't think you can compare them to the likes of the XBOX or PS3 followers.
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November 15, 2012 6:25:50 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
Like i said dont use the energy efficwny crap on me. $5 more a month for energy bill isnt a problem for most people youngster.

The ironic thing is picking AMD because it comes out $80 cheaper up-front but then saying you do not mind paying $5/month extra for power for the 3+ years you might use it which will bite you back for $180.
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November 15, 2012 6:33:58 PM

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