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AMD 8350 or the i7 3770k for: Gaming + Rendering.

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March 3, 2013 6:51:55 PM

Hey guys, I have been at a tough decision lately whether to get the AMD 8 core 8350 or the i7 3770k.

I will give a background to what I do;

I make videos for YouTube, a lot of rendering goes into it obviously for editing. I use programs such as Sony Vegas, Adobe after effects, Cinema4D and Boujou.

I am thinking of taking media studies next year for my A levels, so a fast render time is important for me.

I also play a lot of games like FPS such as Counter strike source, Cod, BF3 and other games like League of Legends.
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Current PC specifications;
-i7 950 @ 3.02GHz
-4GB DDR3 1066MHZ RAM (my cpu only supports that :S.)
-660TI DirectCU2
-2x1 TB HDD's
-60GB SSD.
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I need to find out which CPU is more worth the price, as they are virtually the same a lot of people will say AMD but I need good detailed answers for that. I am able to afford both of these cpu's but I just want to know which one is more worth it for its price. If I get the AMD CPU, I will save £100 but will I be losing out on more future products if I get it, as in my opinion Intel seems to last longer that has slightly faster speeds. Or do I get the 3770k, spend the £100 that could go to something else (like peripherals.)

Please help!
March 3, 2013 7:01:00 PM

If you have the money, in my opinion it is much better spent on intel. They are light speeds ahead of amd... sorry underdog lovers...lol
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March 3, 2013 7:05:11 PM

As far as game wise according to benchmarks posted on this site vs the 3770 The fps were very closely the same.
here's a comparison for video editing. I'm not sure where they were both clocked at almost 5ghz each and the power consumption graph is crazy. For a 4.6ghz overclock on my 8320 its not ~200w its 150 or so depending on my vcore I use. But benchmarks vary. Both are good CPUs and will be happy in either case.
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July 10, 2013 12:54:21 PM

8350 rendering
4770 gaming

8350 outperform 4770 in rendering or high multi-threading tasks (8 cores 4Gb clock speed)

4770k outperform 8350 in gaming (powerful architecture)
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