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Fx 8350 vs i5 3570k vs i7 3770k

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November 16, 2012 1:16:21 AM

hi guys, i need some advise about upgrading my cpu, firts of all i have phenom x4 965(4.2 ghz oc) based system, a gigabyte 990 fx mobo (does support new fx chips), im considering to buy a fx 8350 chip but im also really intrested in those ivy bridge chips since my cpu is a huge bottleneck for my gpu sli configuration (evga gtx 570 classafied ed. 910 mhz core clock) im not concerned about saving money so ill buy whatever it works best for my current system, if i get the i5/i7 chip ill need a new mobo, the fx 8350 will be a direct replacement, than you.

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November 16, 2012 2:28:07 AM

Just buy the 8350 or 8320
Your 1080p gaming exerience will be just the same as if you had either of the intel cpu's

As usual the higher power consumption of the AMD chip gets mentioned .
Firstly it wont be much higher than the phenom
and in terms of running costs compared to the intel alternatives it will work out at around 1 cent per hour of gaming , and nothing at all if you are reading an email .

You will never notice that on your power bill
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November 16, 2012 2:36:29 AM

Well if your main purpose is gaming then there really is no point in getting an I7. It offers nothing more in performance than the cheaper I5. The main difference is the I7 has more L3 cache and hyperthreading two things that games don't even make use of right now.With the I7 cut out of the picture between the I5 and the Piledriver the I5 is the best choice, it has the best performance. If you went with the I5 though you are going to have to get a new motherboard along with the CPU and maybe new RAM.
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November 16, 2012 2:49:14 AM

the question is with 570 SLI what resolution do you play?

@1080 it may be noticable:


@2560x1600 not any difference.


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November 16, 2012 3:14:25 AM
November 16, 2012 3:17:23 AM

rds1220 said:
Well if your main purpose is gaming then there really is no point in getting an I7. It offers nothing more in performance than the cheaper I5. The main difference is the I7 has more L3 cache and hyperthreading two things that games don't even make use of right now.With the I7 cut out of the picture between the I5 and the Piledriver the I5 is the best choice, it has the best performance. If you went with the I5 though you are going to have to get a new motherboard along with the CPU and maybe new RAM.

so the 3570k will be a very solid choice?
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November 16, 2012 3:33:57 AM

floresm08 said:
1080p, thats the max resolution of my monitor

i'd like to tell you to save some money and just upgrade the cpu. but really since you are already bottlenecking with a PII and piledriver barely is a performance increase (except in single threaded where PIIs still beat it) you may be better served changing your platform to intel.
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November 16, 2012 3:44:27 AM

floresm08 said:
so the 3570k will be a very solid choice?


Yes. IMO The I7 is a waste I would take the 100 dollars saved by not getting the I7 and put it towards something else. While the Piledriver is better than the Bulldozer is still falls flat in most games not to mention the Piledriver wouldn't really be much of an "upgrade" over the Phenom II you have now.
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November 17, 2012 2:40:13 AM

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