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AMD FX-8150 3.60 GHz or i5 3570k 3.40 GHz?

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December 20, 2012 12:50:44 AM

AMD FX-8150 3.60 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology


Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

Which one is better? For games only and what are the pros and cons of each one?

Planning to pair them up with
GTX 670
8GB ram ddr3 1866 mhz

Thanks in advance!

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December 20, 2012 1:04:19 AM

i5-3570K :

pros : it's faster, better, consumes less power.

Cons : price

FX-8150 pros : price

Cons : everything.

Get the i5-3570k, and a z77 mobo and happy gaming.

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December 20, 2012 1:10:25 AM

^+1 stick to the 3570k, Intel stomps AMD when it comes to gaming performance.
Take a look at this:

3570k resides at the top of the list meaning its one of the best processors. For your motherboard, IF you are going to overclock the Asrock extreme 4 will do fine. If not overclocking then maybe an H77 will do fine for you. Though I highly suggest you overclock, its basically free performance that only requires your time and a good CPU cooler.
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December 20, 2012 1:21:31 AM

Can't think of one scenario where I'd pick an 8150 over an i5. 8350 would be a better competitor.