Solved Amd Fx-6300 vs Intel i3-3225 Tags: CPUs AMD Processors Intel Product Last response: January 2, 2013 6:40 AM in CPUs Share aonor 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, More about : amd 6300 intel 3225 computernewb a b à CPUs January 2, 2013 2:13:20 AM i would get the 6300 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=677 m 0 l aonor January 2, 2013 2:16:27 AM Is the i3-3220 the same as the i3-3225? m 0 l Related resources AMD FX-6100 (or FX-6300) vs Intel i3-3220 (or i3-3225) + other general questions - Forum AMD A10-5800K vs. Intel Core i3-3225 (With GPU) - Forum AMD FX-8150 vs Intel i3-3225 - Forum I3-3225 vs. FX-6300 for Gaming? - Forum AMD FX-6300 vs Intel I3 4130 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer computernewb a b à CPUs 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 m 0 l Best solution FALC0N a b à CPUs 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. Share FALC0N a b à CPUs January 2, 2013 2:25:51 AM computernewb said:i would get the 6300 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=677 I agree. It's the better chip. m 0 l twelve25 a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l aonor January 2, 2013 6:39:49 AM Thanks, wish I could pick two best answers. m 0 l aonor January 2, 2013 6:40:27 AM Best answer selected by Aonor. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIntel i5-4690k and GTX 760 vs. AMD FX-6300 and GTX 770 Forum SolvedIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4Ghz vs AMD FX-6300 6-Core 3.5Ghz Forum SolvedINTEL Core i3-4130 vs AMD FX-6300 Multithread performance and upgrade path Forum SolvedIntel Core i3 3220 vs AMD FX-6300 Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 4430 vs AMD FX-6300 Forum SolvedIntel i3 3240 vs AMD FX-6300 Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 4430 vs AMD FX-6300 Forum SolvedAMD FX-6300 Vs. Intel Core i5-3330 feedback Forum SolvedIntel i5-3330 vs AMD FX-6300? Forum SolvedAmd fx-6300 vs intel i5-3470 Forum SolvedIntel Core i3-3240 VS AMD X6 FX-6300 Forum SolvedAMD FX-6300, 760 vs. Intel i3-3220, 760? Forum amd FX-6300 vs Intel core i5 4460 Forum AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor VS Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor for gaming Forum SolvedAMD FX-6300 VS Intel i5-3470 For Gaming Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !