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Is the new AMD 8350 better for gaming than a Phenom ii x4 955?

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January 19, 2013 5:33:50 PM

Hello,
Is the new AMD 8350 better for gaming than a Phenom ii x4 955?
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January 19, 2013 5:53:34 PM

For gaming, get the FX 6300
January 20, 2013 12:11:44 AM

how about the fx-4170, it benchmarks better in games than the 6300.
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January 20, 2013 12:21:03 AM

It seems better in FC3....
January 20, 2013 3:13:22 AM

The 4170 is terrible, and first generation Bulldozer(X1XX) should not be purchased if your goal is gaming.

6300 is actually decent. I stick with intel myself, but from what I've seen, the 6300 lies between an i3 and an i5.
January 20, 2013 3:20:10 AM

With both fully overclocked, the 8350 is likely only marginally better in poorly threaded games (most games, except the very newest). But it is going to be much more future proof - as mentioned in the latest "best CPU for gaming" games are getting more multithreaded, so for say, Battlefield 4, Elder Scrolls VII, etc, etc you are probably going to be much better off with the 8350.
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January 20, 2013 6:44:31 AM

Id use an FX 6300 rather than the 4170 .

Its easy to hit 4170 clock speeds and get better performance

January 24, 2013 12:14:21 AM

Thanks for all the info guys, so my best bet would be to go with either the 6300 or 8350 yeah?
January 24, 2013 3:20:40 AM

jwhear93 said:
Thanks for all the info guys, so my best bet would be to go with either the 6300 or 8350 yeah?

Among AMD processors, yes, those are the two good ones. Also, I believe that the 8320 is a better buy than the 8350, seeing as you can OC it to 8350 levels while saving a few bucks.
January 24, 2013 3:36:47 AM

i Went with the 6300 for gaming. However the 8320 is 40bucks more so its up to you.

I personally bought batman arkham city with that 40bucks haha :D 
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