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Should i get Amd fx 8350 ???

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December 1, 2012 2:07:14 AM

I have a amd fx 8120 n i am thinking in getting a fx 8350 since i could use it on my motherboard with new Bios update any suggestion if i should or should not now i am running my fx 8120 right now at 4.2ghz just on multiplier raise n cpu voltage at 1.36 n LLC on high here are my specs:

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 AMD 990FX AM3+ Motherboard, AMD FX-8120 X8 3100MHZ 16MB 125W AM3+, Sony Optiarc 24X DVDRW SATA OEM, WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-6G, Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz 2x4, Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Gaming Case, EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0, Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler for i5, i7, 775 and AMD, COOLMAX ZP-750B APFC/V2.3/EPS12V/V2.92 80+ BRONZE

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December 1, 2012 3:27:23 AM

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December 1, 2012 3:29:33 AM

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December 1, 2012 3:50:44 AM

To answer your question though, theres probably about a 25-30% improvement between the 2. If your willing to pay the 200$ for it then go ahead. What do you do mostly? Do you game or more of video editing etc?
December 1, 2012 3:56:18 AM

well the only game i play is FSX (Flight Sim X ) the rest is normal watch video download videos surf stuff like that but i am now getting into more pc gaming but my main game is FSX
December 1, 2012 4:02:10 AM

There is only about a 5% to 15% increase in performance depending on the app.
I have FX-6100 on the same board running at 4.75 Ghz.
Unless you want to spend the money I would wait and see what the next chip does when it comes out.
I have read that it might be 45% faster than the latest FX series that is out now.
Although a cranked up FX-8350 is very appetizing.
I have a friend that just built one on a UD5 board but he hasn't got it overclocked yet.

My FX-6100 is running an par with and just a little above the 8150 in the benchmarks.
And better than a i5-2500k with a XfX 6870 DD at 940MHZ.
It is like in the top 17% of all of the scores posted when I had it at a semi Stable 4.95Ghz.
It was good there for a while and then it would error once in a while so I backed it done to be 100% stable constantly for 24/7.

I have also had it up to the 5Ghz to 5.1Ghz range but two cores would drop out every once in a while.
I am running 1333 ram at about 1479 so better ram might help me there.

They are very solid CPU's, I love them!

If were to build another one I would then get a FX-8350 for sure !!!
It might be worth the while as I have read of one 100% stable at 5GHZ on a good water cooler.
I am using a Corsair H100 in mine when I got those clock speeds.


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December 1, 2012 4:02:11 AM

I don't think upgrading to a 8350 is worth the money. It offers about 15% performance increase over the 8120 so only upgrade if your current configuration is bottlenecking you.
I usually upgrade every two generations and it works out pretty well so you should wait for the next gen(steamroller) too.
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December 1, 2012 4:12:15 AM

I wouldn't do it no. Steamroller is confirmed (assuming nothing changes in the next year) to still retain the AM3+ socket, that may be a more justifiable upgrade. While the 8350 is better than the 8120/8150s, its not *that* much better to justify dropping another $200 into your system.

If you want a worthwhile upgrade, consider upping your 550 TI video card and getting a nice 1080p monitor. Thats what I did.
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December 1, 2012 4:37:21 AM

JAYFRESH1271 said:
well the only game i play is FSX (Flight Sim X ) the rest is normal watch video download videos surf stuff like that but i am now getting into more pc gaming but my main game is FSX

Then you wouldnt really notice improvement at all. Just like jaideep said, it would be more worth it to get a GPU upgrade, or spend it on something else.
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December 1, 2012 6:07:55 AM

in short the upgrade from 8120 to 8350 is NOT worth it