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AMD FX-8350 vs Intel i5 3570k

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March 26, 2013 7:09:27 PM

I want a processor but I don't know which to choose. AMD is cheap and seems like it has better specs than the 3570k. But I trust intel and they seem really reliable. I am going to use the cpu for gaming, possibly dvd burning/editing, but mainly for gaming. Which cpu is better for the price? FX-8350 is 199$ and the i5 3570k is $227

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March 26, 2013 7:18:58 PM

Reliability is a non issue with CPUs. CPUs are near impossible to kill.

As for gaming, GPU matters the most. I prefer Intel CPUs right now due to their better overall performance but the GPU will matter much more than the CPU.
March 26, 2013 7:22:05 PM

jimmysmitty said:
Reliability is a non issue with CPUs. CPUs are near impossible to kill.

As for gaming, GPU matters the most. I prefer Intel CPUs right now due to their better overall performance but the GPU will matter much more than the CPU.


I'm thinking of a radeon 7870. Is it good?
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March 26, 2013 7:22:06 PM

jimmysmitty said:
Reliability is a non issue with CPUs. CPUs are near impossible to kill.

As for gaming, GPU matters the most. I prefer Intel CPUs right now due to their better overall performance but the GPU will matter much more than the CPU.


I'm thinking of a radeon 7870. Is it good?
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March 26, 2013 7:22:46 PM

My wifes PC has a HD7870 and it works great. Should play most games maxed out.
March 26, 2013 7:27:56 PM

jimmysmitty said:
My wifes PC has a HD7870 and it works great. Should play most games maxed out.


Should I go with the amd processor or intel?
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March 27, 2013 10:56:46 AM

AMD is more chip for the money...if you ever intend to overclock your CPU, AMD is better for overclocking...if you intend to run heavily threaded applications or do video encoding or rendering, then go AMD. As far as gaming goes, that depends on what games...some games like AMD better, some games like intel better...the difference is usually negligible, and the human eye can't tell the difference, usually you're talking a few FPS and nothing more.

If you are looking for a LOT of processor for a good price, the FX-8350 is tough to beat...or the FX-8320 if you intend to overclock it...as you will end up about 4.4-4.5 GHz on a 8320 with a good OC.
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March 27, 2013 12:16:33 PM

+1 The 8320 is a good deal. I can't denie that. Personally I think that if your doing a bunch of video editing and rendering, the 8320 or 8350 will be better suited to handle that. If you just worried about getting the absolute best performance in games and in most programs that use 4 cores or less, and you don't mind paying 50 more dollars, then get a 3570k. I have a 3570k and I can vouch that it's one of the best processors for the money. But if you have a tight budget in mind and especially if you do rendering and editing, then the 8320/8350 is the way to go.

Personally I'd get a 3570k but moneys no issue with me. I'll spend the extra $ for the best. Plus I don't do editing/rendering. And those are the things that AMD's 8 cores are good for.
March 27, 2013 1:58:18 PM

i saw above that reliability doesnt have to do with cpus(wrong)!reliability has to do with every component of the system!
actually in recent years intel have stabled its reliability and seems to be more trustable!

i would go for the 3570k as in most games perform better!also you will be able to upgrade to one i7!while with the 8350(there is no cpu better than that made by amd)
March 27, 2013 7:08:09 PM

Its hard to chose when you have an fx-8350 with 8 cores 4.0ghz and 8mb L2 and L3 cache and its cheaper than the 3570k with 3.4ghz 1mb L2 and 6mb L3 cache. Can games take full advantage of the 8 cores with the fx ? How much would the gaming experience be different with the fx-8350 and the i5 3570k ?
March 27, 2013 8:58:53 PM

I own an 8350 simply for the fact that I like AMD's catering to the enthusiast crowd. In all computers I have built for other people I generally go i5 because it is up-gradable and definitively does better in 90% of gaming situations. Be that as it may my room-mate has an i5 and we have identical 7870's personally I cant tell the difference and depending on your monitor it is unlikely that you will ever notice either unless your the type of person who can notice tiny variations. The last thing to consider is power, if your worried about the power bill i5 uses significantly less. If its off most of the time buy the cheaper 8320 and have some fun learning how to overclock.
March 28, 2013 5:15:43 AM

in gaming there is actually no difference!also cause of the building of the 8350 each core is half!so you dont really have to take full advantage of 8 cores(4 cores)!
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