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FX-8350 vs i5 4670k for gaming

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September 26, 2013 2:06:35 AM

I want an CPU that can handle arma 3 and battlefield 4. I have a 530W psu and a Radeon HD 7870. Which one? How would each compare to my current AMD phenom II X4 965 BE?

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September 26, 2013 2:33:19 AM

4670K is faster overall. On some games like ARMA3, the difference is minimal:-
http://www.techspot.com/review/712-arma-3-benchmarks/pa...

On other games, the difference is quite significant:-
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...

Although AMD has more cores, in ARMA 3 they don't scale very well over 4C despite being a "CPU heavy" game. Here's a "CPU load %" for ARMA 3 for both Intel & AMD (4670K roughly = i7 2600K):-
http://gamegpu.ru/images/stories/Test_GPU/Action/ARMA%2...
http://gamegpu.ru/images/stories/Test_GPU/Action/ARMA%2...

Battlefield 4 isn't out yet, but if it's like Battlefield 3 and it differs from one area to another, the Intel would be very similar on very heavily threaded maps, but faster vs the FX8350 on less heavily threaded maps.
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