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Default AMD FX-8320 or i53350p? - 11-12-2013, 13:38 | posts: 694 | Location: Tn.

My motherboard is acting up, so I plan to replace is pretty soon.
What would you guys recommend here?
Anything is seemingly going to be a big jump from my old processor.
Perhaps go with the 8 core for compatibility with the new consoles?
   
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Default 11-12-2013, 13:58 | posts: 302 | Location: Kedah, Malaysia

Between the two procs that you state in the title, I say better to go for FX 8320
   
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Default 11-12-2013, 14:26 | posts: 7,881

What's your overall budget for both Mobo and CPU?
   
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Default 11-12-2013, 15:50 | posts: 309 | Location: Australia

FX 8320 and a nice Heatsink and overclocking or stock would be a nice jump.

Then again the I5 is nice just for games.Hard to recommend something op if you don't
tell us what your using it for.
   
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Default 11-12-2013, 20:04 | posts: 9,394 | Location: Toledo

When I was playing with an FX 8350, it wasn't that much better (at least stock) compared to my old Phenom 2. If you have good cooling and can get it close to the 5Ghz mark, it's a nice upgrade, but otherwise I would take the 3550P.
   
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Default 11-12-2013, 20:05 | posts: 694 | Location: Tn.

Thanks guys. I'm just using it for games and school. Run at 1080p, so nothing too crazy. Just trying to stay affordable. Can't spend much more than these cost.
   
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Default 11-12-2013, 20:15 | posts: 5,674

Not many reviews for the 3350p but it looks to be a weak processor vs others. I would go for the 8320.

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...rated-Graphics
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 00:02 | posts: 16,943 | Location: US East Coast

If you bump the multiplier up to 37 on the i5 3350P, it should perform close to the i5 3570K at stock (3.7ghz vs 3.8ghz, so not much difference). Unfortunately, being a processor with a locked multiplier, 3.7ghz is the max you can get on it. If you're not willing/unable to push the limited multiplier overclock....you'd probably be better with the 8320. You'd have to get a Z77 motherboard to overclock, btw.


   
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Default 11-13-2013, 00:15 | posts: 9,394 | Location: Toledo

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If you bump the multiplier up to 37 on the i5 3350P, it should perform close to the i5 3570K at stock (3.7ghz vs 3.8ghz, so not much difference). Unfortunately, being a processor with a locked multiplier, 3.7ghz is the max you can get on it. If you're not willing/unable to push the limited multiplier overclock....you'd probably be better with the 8320. You'd have to get a Z77 motherboard to overclock, btw.
I still think it's a better buy than the 8320. To overclock the 8320 sufficiently you need a fairly expensive cooler. An ivy quad at 3.7 is well more than enough for any game out as it is.
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 17:19 | posts: 2,923 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Given the options here, go with the 8320. You can get a decent overclock (4ghz-ish) on stock cooling, matching the performance of the 8350.
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 17:34 | posts: 1,822

The thing is that the 8320 even at 4.0 is slower than the 3350p at gaming.
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 17:42 | posts: 2,923 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

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The thing is that the 8320 even at 4.0 is slower than the 3350p at gaming.
I don't think so. Depends on what game you're talking about really

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Talking 11-13-2013, 17:55 | posts: 1,822

http://www.overclockerscave.com/inde...owall=&start=1 stock

http://www.overclockerscave.com/inde...owall=&start=2 OC

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Intel Core i5 3350P isn't a compression or encryption master but it's doing everything else much better than AMD FX. Especially gaming is deal breaker in here, i5 is just better all round processor and gets overclockerscave.com recommended badge.

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Default 11-13-2013, 17:59 | posts: 2,923 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

^ Funny, because I just saw other sites that said the exact opposite

http://www.game-debate.com/cpu/index...5-3350p-3-1ghz

http://i.imgur.com/0q1wdND.png - in regards to future proofing.

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Default 11-13-2013, 18:06 | posts: 1,822

Damn, now that is hilarious.

I would like to ask two users of this forum with the same OS and similar systems to do some benchies.

My i5 2400 is similar to the 3350p if not the same, anyone with FX83xx W7 64 + HD7850 2GB please PM me.
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 18:10 | posts: 6,940 | Location: USA

The i5 is superior in the majority of games, so I would go with it for gaming.
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 18:13 | posts: 2,923 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

^ I think in games that use 6 threads or more like BF4 are where the 8350 (or 8320 @ 4ghz) pulls ahead nicely. You also have to consider overall desktop performance

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Hmm, i don't know if i believe that much because despite some games are using more cores they are lowering the usage on the others so...
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 18:16 | posts: 19,075 | Location: New Jersey, USA

I agree the i5 got my vote.
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 20:14 | posts: 416 | Location: french part of america

best bang for your $ ?
intel e3 1230 v3
   
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Default 11-13-2013, 20:35 | posts: n/a

Myself, just my opinion but I would recommend an FX series processor. I play a fair share of games, and haven't had any problems with them. Though you should research it, and get the one you feel is right for you. =)
   
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Past: i5
Future: FX
   
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Default 11-16-2013, 16:58 | posts: 2,923 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

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Past: i5
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Default 11-16-2013, 17:01 | posts: 1,822

Even on BF4 MP the i5 is the way to go, by the time that games will be using all those cores we will have much better hardware. Now if you guys are on a budget then yes, AMD plataform is the way to go.
   
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Default 11-16-2013, 17:41 | posts: 2,923 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

^ lol, you always pop into threads and say that 3d. Can you admit that an FX outperforms lower end i5's across the board? The stats show it, the testimonials prove it. Admit reality
   
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