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Fx-4100 + hd 7870 or fx-8150 + hd 6870 ?

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August 28, 2012 1:43:04 AM

Hello,

The main purpose is gaming and movies. RAM (2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz) and HDD are the same.

Thanks for your input.

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August 28, 2012 2:11:28 AM

Very few games will use the 8 cores in the FX-8150. And either CPU will play a movie.

So if you are limiting your choice to just these 2 CPUs, then you might be better off with the quad code FX-4100 even if it is slightly slower in single thread and significantly slower in apps that can use > 4 cores.

The real (accurate) answer really depends on what games and what game settings you use (e.g. resolution).
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August 28, 2012 2:37:32 AM

intel cpu's perform better than amd when they comes to gaming.intel 3rd gen i5 cpu 3570k is enough for currently available games with a good nvidia gpu like gtx 570 or 2nd gen i5 2500k also a good option.don't go with amd if your main purpose is gaming use 16gb ram for better performance+750w psu+asus mobo that i strongly recommend.
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August 28, 2012 2:55:42 AM

Intels processors perform better if the resolution is low and graphics details set to awful . Its a measure of the stronger individual cores , and even then the reason they are mostly stronger is because an AMD core is not the same thing as an Intel core . Its just a small part of one that duplicated in a module .
You notice this most in older DX9 game engines that cant multithread well , if at all

In DX 10 or 11 games the AMD FX will often be equal or be ahead of the intel at 1080p resolutions and enthusiast gamer settings
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1285/pg1/amd-fx-8...

You also do NOT need 16 gig of RAM for gaming . There is no noticeable benefit when you move from 4 gig to 8 gig
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...
The reason is simply that games are 32 bit programs so there is no way the game can ever use more than about 3.2 gig of RAM . There are some very rare 64 bit ports but you wont find any off the shelf so dont waste money on more RAM than 8 gig

So IMO buy the FX 4100 + 7870 . It will game decently at 1080p ..........but mostly because Bulldozer will soon be replaced with Piledriver cpu's which look like performing about 20% better and using less power while they do it .
At $100 the FX 4100 can be a placeholder till you upgrade later
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August 28, 2012 3:18:59 AM

maninder055 said:
intel cpu's perform better than amd when they comes to gaming.intel 3rd gen i5 cpu 3570k is enough for currently available games with a good nvidia gpu like gtx 570 or 2nd gen i5 2500k also a good option.don't go with amd if your main purpose is gaming use 16gb ram for better performance+750w psu+asus mobo that i strongly recommend.

I did not see any were in his post he was getting a new mainboard so why on earth would he want or need to go to a i5? Plus I can tell you that my FX-8120 run every game I have at 1080p ultra/high with no problems what so ever.

There is no game now or in the foreseeable future that is going to need any were near 16gig of ram that is just overkill. The higher AMD Phenom II's like the 1090t and FX CPU's are just fine for gaming. And unless you are looking into replacing your mainboard there is no reason at all to go to the intel platform for gaming.

+1 to Outlander_04 would completely agree.
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August 28, 2012 4:08:34 AM

Sorry I should'Ve been more precise (first time poster:) ). I'm mostly gonna play CS:GO at 1080p with an eye on Crysis 3 next year. I know either systems will play CS fine but since they're both in the same price range (1k), I was wondering which one would give me better performance and longevity, the one with the better cpu or the one with the better gpu.

All the prebuilts I've seen online with a decent i5 were either out of my price range or came with a blah gpu like the hd 7770 for example. Maybe I've been looking at the wrong sites ?
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August 28, 2012 4:19:41 AM

intel cpu's are more energy efficient than amd fx.intel cpu's are better than amd in gaming performance.but generally you will see nothing diff b/w them without benchmarks
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August 28, 2012 4:45:00 AM

Boondae said:
Sorry I should'Ve been more precise (first time poster:) ). I'm mostly gonna play CS:GO at 1080p with an eye on Crysis 3 next year. I know either systems will play CS fine but since they're both in the same price range (1k), I was wondering which one would give me better performance and longevity, the one with the better cpu or the one with the better gpu.

All the prebuilts I've seen online with a decent i5 were either out of my price range or came with a blah gpu like the hd 7770 for example. Maybe I've been looking at the wrong sites ?



I think the way to go is the stronger graphics card .
You can upgrade the processor next year if you want to/need to
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August 28, 2012 4:53:24 AM

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