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AMD FX8350 8 Core Vs Intel Core i5-3570K 3rd Generation?

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December 6, 2013 9:13:11 AM

Hi, I currently have an AMD FX4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz CPU, which is good, but I want to upgrade. Which should I go for? I've heard AMD have an edge over newer games and rendering, not sure if that is true. Another thing, I have an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX AM3+, and this does not support either CPU's. Which board should I go for?

In case you need more details on the CPU's, here's where I am looking at the AMD CPU:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009O7YUF6/ref=olp_p...

Here is the Intel CPU I am looking at:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...

Thanks in advance.
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December 6, 2013 9:52:49 AM

according to the ASRock website the motherboard only supports 95W FX CPUs like the FX8300

the Intel CPU will no work at all since it uses a different Socket (1155) and the motherboard has an AM3+ socket
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December 6, 2013 9:57:57 AM

For the AMD you could go with a M5A97 R2.0, M5A99X, GA-970A-UD3, GA-990FXA-UD3.
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December 6, 2013 9:58:50 AM

Also you could save some money and get an FX 8320 for less $. It's the same chip as the 8350, just clocked lower at stock. You can easily overclock it to 8350 speeds just by changing the multiplier.
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December 6, 2013 10:50:17 AM

grab the fx 8320 or fx 8350..fx 8320 is down clocked fx 8350, which you can overclock to 4ghz to change it to FX 8350, and fx 8320>i5 3570k in most current games you might also look at these benchmarks to decide..
http://www.techspot.com/review/591-medal-of-honor-warfi... (MOH warfighter fx 8350 performs as well as i7-3960x)
http://www.techspot.com/review/601-black-ops-2-performa... (call of duty black ops 2 fx 8350 performs as well as i7-3960x)
http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Crysis-3-PC-235317/Tests/... (crysis 3- fx 8350 better than i7 3770k and just below i7-3950x)
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1598/pg6/amd-fx-8... (BF3 fx 8350>i53570k )
www.hardwarepal.com/battlefield-4-benchmark-mp-cpu-gpu-... ( battlefield 4 ultra HD FX 8350 equal to i7-4770k)
http://www.hardwarepal.com/battlefield-4-benchmark-mp-c... ( battlefield4 full HD the same scenario)
www.hardwarepal.com/batman-arkham-origins-benchmark/8/ (batman Arkham Origins fx 8350= i7 4770k after AMD's catalyst release)
December 6, 2013 11:33:55 AM

Emerald said:
according to the ASRock website the motherboard only supports 95W FX CPUs like the FX8300

the Intel CPU will no work at all since it uses a different Socket (1155) and the motherboard has an AM3+ socket

Thanks for the information. :) 
December 6, 2013 11:34:51 AM

Darkresurrection said:
Also for your mobo go with Asus m5a97 r2.0 for 90$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Don't forget to close the post, if you don't have any other questions


Thanks, but this motherboard would mean buying RAM again too because it supports SDRAM which I don't have (That's what Amazon said, but when I clicked on the link you posted, it doesn't say SDRAM?)
December 6, 2013 11:40:21 AM

If this is a gaming build, Intel will always be better. But if it's for video rendering etc then the fx will be fine for both
December 6, 2013 11:42:48 AM


fgin23 said:
If this is a gaming build, Intel will always be better. But if it's for video rendering etc then the fx will be fine for both


It is for both, I upload gaming videos to YouTube. Thanks for the post
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