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i5 4670k Vs Amd Fx8350

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Fx 8350 vs I5 4670k

Total: 32 votes

  • Fx 8350
  • 44 %
  • I5 4670K
  • 57 %
July 2, 2013 1:13:31 PM

Ok so i was considering a new Pc build and i don't know which cpu to go with. I will be gaming but will also be editing as well and rendering and maybe even streaming. Which Would be the best for me i would probably also keep this Cpu for around 3 years. I will be overclocking.
Ps i'm from the uk

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July 2, 2013 4:11:45 PM

I think that the FX-8350 would be the best. It's not as good for gaming, but it will outperform the 4670k in the other three topics. :) 
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July 2, 2013 4:28:23 PM

If any 8350 Guys would like to run some multithreaded benches i'll disable HT and run them when i get onto the computer later tonight.
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July 2, 2013 4:34:13 PM

Under Gaming and Editing the i5 4670K will likely be faster. Under Streaming and Rendering, however, the FX-8350 will likely be faster.

Both chips can be overclocked. The FX-8350 usually to around 4.5-4.8GHz and the 4670K to around 4.5-4.6GHz on avg. When both overclocked the FX-8350 loses to the 4670K under Rendering tasks but maintains a lead under streaming.

As for how the next 3 years will look like... the FX-8350 will likely end up quicker in some of the newer apps (and games) as they begin to make more use of optimizations such as FMA3 and more threads. The 4670K will also get a boost from FMA3 optimizations but not nearly by as much (as any Scrypt based litecoin engine will highlight). Helps AMD that both the PS4 and Xbox One will now run AMD hardware and thus be optimized for AMD hardware as well as 8 cores of x86 performance.

My 2 cents.

EDIT:

This review highlights the assumptions I've made: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/06/12/intel-core-...
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July 2, 2013 5:59:10 PM

Or go to the 3770K and 1155 mobo which OCs better on and can outperform the 4670K with it's lower OC - either way the pros that do video for a living go with the Intel i& and those that tinker go with the 8350....Yeah rah, for 8 cores, but when BOTH OCed, the 8350 is no match for the i7 at anything
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July 2, 2013 6:55:39 PM

If you are going to be strictly playing games and not doing anything else while your are playing games, then the i5-4670k will offer you the best performance.

If you are going to be recording your game session so that you can upload to Youtube, then I would recommend the FX-8350 since encoding video on the fly can be CPU intensive. In this case I would simply set the game's affinity to 4 cores and the encoding program to 4 cores. Maybe a 6 core game and 2 core encode mix may offer better game performance for those very few games that can take advantage of more than 4 cores.

Encoding video can be a mixed bag depending on what you use to encode videos. Either the i5-4670k will be faster or the FX-8350 will be faster. It just depends...
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August 16, 2013 11:02:20 AM

Well Kepler GPUs have Shadow play for encoding so if you have a GTX 6 or 7 series video card it is up to you on whichever you would like. My vote would be to go with the 8320 and overclock it, not AMD fanboy-ism but seriously you lose like 2 fps. However if you wanted I guess you could get a mid-tier i7 and sacrifice overclocking but get hyper threading and the better binned silicon
September 28, 2013 1:37:44 PM

BlackFudge said:
Ok so i was considering a new Pc build and i don't know which cpu to go with. I will be gaming but will also be editing as well and rendering and maybe even streaming. Which Would be the best for me i would probably also keep this Cpu for around 3 years. I will be overclocking.
Ps i'm from the uk


I recommend you buy the FX 8350. For what? Because it is cheaper, has a good gaming performance, you can use programs to render, for graphic design, etc. better than Intel core i5 4670k.
October 5, 2013 1:29:37 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Or go to the 3770K and 1155 mobo which OCs better on and can outperform the 4670K with it's lower OC - either way the pros that do video for a living go with the Intel i& and those that tinker go with the 8350....Yeah rah, for 8 cores, but when BOTH OCed, the 8350 is no match for the i7 at anything


Its ALOT more expensive. So not really an option,also if he or I were going to spend the extra I'd go with a haswell i7 variant.

Back to the op, it sounds like for the trade off of gaming performance which the human eye couldn't see any way... That the fx-8350 would be the best choice for you. I've owned 90 % of the most recent fx chips and loved them all but this time I went for the i5-4670k for the extra gfx squeeze , but for rendering and editing etc and certainly over clocking the fx is your chip.

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October 5, 2013 2:32:42 AM

When weighing up total cost of your system, keep in mind to OC the 8350, you need to add 100w+ over an oc'd i5/i7 to the power supply, due to its extremely high power consumption, and high oc's past 4.6ghz will often require water cooling and an expensive motherboard. Having said that the haswell and IB i5's run pretty hot and past 4.6ghz may require water, or de-lidding if your keen, but mid-range motherboards are fine for a good OC.
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