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February 28, 2013 4:24:41 PM

Hi currently with my setup I have a i7 950 oc @ 4.2 and was wondering if the FX 8350 would be better. But I am also wondering were this is an older socket if I waited for haswell I would have to upgrade my mobo also which as a university student would hurt the pocket. Would it be better now if I sold my mobo and i7 to my friend and got an Asus formula V and FX 8350 would this be better for the future since the steamroller CPU will run on AM3+ and I could just upgrade then again but for much cheaper then Intel I would say.
Also I will be running sli gtx 670's in this setup if that makes any difference.

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February 28, 2013 4:26:34 PM

Not worth it yet.
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February 28, 2013 5:35:52 PM

Not worth it, you won't get noticeable difference.

AMD FX 8350 is only one step above on the charts.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclo...

Also most AM3+ MOBOs only support PCI-E 2.0 which would cripple you, if you were to have that MOBO a bit into the future and you would be getting a better GPU.

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February 28, 2013 5:41:31 PM

Actually your overclocked i7 is quite a lot faster than the FX 8350 at stock clocks and probably a bit faster than an OC'd FX 8350.
Your current CPU will have no problem with dual Titats, let alone dual GTX 670's.
And PCI-E 3 makes absolutely no difference compared to PCI-E 2. The difference is less than 1% so the AMD platform will NOT cripple you.
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February 28, 2013 5:48:05 PM

Kamen_BG said:
Actually your overclocked i7 is quite a lot faster than the FX 8350 at stock clocks and probably a bit faster than an OC'd FX 8350.
Your current CPU will have no problem with dual Titats, let alone dual GTX 670's.
And PCI-E 3 makes absolutely no difference compared to PCI-E 2. The difference is less than 1% so the AMD platform will NOT cripple you.


There is a difference. When GPUs in the future will be released, they will have a higher memory bandwidth and PCI-E 2.0 is already crippling some of the AMD GPUs by a little as you just mentioned. Only by a percent or two, but that number will increase, as the bandwidth of the GPU increases.

So I will definitly say it's a cripple.
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February 28, 2013 6:36:12 PM

GPU's of the future, what like 4 years from now when these boards are EOL?, PCI e 2.0/2.1 came out what 7 years ago and still isn't fully saturated.
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February 28, 2013 6:54:01 PM

sarinaide said:
GPU's of the future, what like 4 years from now when these boards are EOL?, PCI e 2.0/2.1 came out what 7 years ago and still isn't fully saturated.


Like when the Nvidia 700 series or AMD 8000 series, we'll surely see an increase of performance loss when using PCI-E 2.0 compared to 3.0. :) 
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February 28, 2013 7:10:24 PM

Hardly, the PCI-e is not the limitation on bandwidth, its GDDR5 being saturated.
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February 28, 2013 7:29:39 PM

sarinaide said:
Hardly, the PCI-e is not the limitation on bandwidth, its GDDR5 being saturated.


No, it's bandwidth! As well as memory clock, which results in the bandwidth. And PCI-E 2.0 only supports 5 GHz, which current Nvidia GPUs surpasses with their 6.008 GHz.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Everything-You...

Read this and you will be informed about everything you need to know.
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February 28, 2013 7:41:07 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
Like when the Nvidia 700 series or AMD 8000 series, we'll surely see an increase of performance loss when using PCI-E 2.0 compared to 3.0. :) 



No we will not see this happen, at least not with one GPU!
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March 2, 2013 11:08:32 PM

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March 3, 2013 6:00:09 AM

PCI-e 3.0 cards have been out since SB, when IB came out there was no FPS gains despite supporting PCI-e 3.0. Its irrelevant right now.
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