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Amd Fx-6300 vs Intel i3-3225

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January 2, 2013 1:55:54 AM

So I got everything ready except the processor, which I'm conflicted about. Which of these two would be better for radeon hd 7870 ?

AMD FX-6300
Pros:
-apparently better for gaming and multitasking
Cons:
-takes up more power
-motherboard has no PCI 3.0 slot

Intel i3-3225
Pros:
-Ivy Bridge
-Less power
-Intel specializes in processors
Cons:
-slower?

Amd fx-6300:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i3-3225:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Post-Script:

Not going to overclock =(

Also, can someone recommend me a good motherboard for both of them under $200?

Thanks,

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January 2, 2013 2:16:27 AM

Is the i3-3220 the same as the i3-3225?
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January 2, 2013 2:19:56 AM

same clock speed but different integrated graphics. 3225 has hd 4000 and 3220 has 2500

but that doesnt matter since youre going to use a discrete graphics card
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January 2, 2013 2:21:48 AM

At stock, The 3225 is going to be the better gaming chip. The Fx 6300 can neutralize that advantage with a mild overclock and is faster overall.
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January 2, 2013 5:22:27 AM

FALC0N said:
At stock, The 3225 is going to be the better gaming chip. The Fx 6300 can neutralize that advantage with a mild overclock and is faster overall.


They are equal for gaming at stock. Some benchmarks show the i3 with a couple of extra fps, but it's not going to make a difference in real life.


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January 2, 2013 6:39:49 AM

Thanks, wish I could pick two best answers.
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January 2, 2013 6:40:27 AM

Best answer selected by Aonor.
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