Help with upgrade path on AMD platform?

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  1. hitman1303

    hitman1303 Member Guru

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    So ive had my rig built for a few years now and wondering where I should go for upgrading. I do video editing on Power Director and use the PC for everything including gaming.

    AMD FX 4170 with Corsair water cooling
    GA-990FXA-UD3
    G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3
    Windows 10
    AMD 7950 3 gig video card
    Intel 540 120 ssd
    Corsair Force GT 240 gig
    Corsair HX 750 power supply

    So I am wondering what CPU I should upgrade too? Do I go FX 8370? Id appreciate help on what direction to take.
     
  2. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Whats your budget? Upgrading to FX 8320 / 8350 might be cheap solution, but it won't give you strong boost in performance.

    I'd recommend getting 5820k, it somewhat mainstream and recommended.
    Video encoding benches below:
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i7_5960x_5930k_and_5820k_processor_review,11.html

    Currently AMD has really nothing good to offer, except price. You can wait for AMD next gen "Zen", but you never know how actually good it gonna be.

    Edit: but yeah, if you just want a small upgrade, FX8320 or 8350 should do for now. Performance wise, it should be about 2 times faster than your current 4170.
     
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  3. hitman1303

    hitman1303 Member Guru

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    Ya, budget is small sadly. How much it take to upgrade Intel way? I was thinking just grab that 8350, not sure difference between 8350 and 8370.
     
  4. IceVip

    IceVip Master Guru

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    The difference between a 8350 overclocked and a 9590 is almost none, grab a 8320
    and just do 4.4 ghz (ez af), the performance gain in rendering from that 4core you got
    will be noticeable, but in gaming the difference will be pretty much none.
     

  5. Tree Dude

    Tree Dude Master Guru

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    It is all just clock speed. You should be able to OC any of them close to 5GHz with proper cooling. Grab an 8320 for now and be done till AMD launches their next line.

    You won't see a huge increase in games that use less than 4 threads. But bigger multiplayer games like BF4 should get a decent boost as they tend to thread past 4 pretty well.
     
  6. hitman1303

    hitman1303 Member Guru

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    How do I OC on this motherboard. I never seem to be able to OC my stuff.
     
  7. nexxusting

    nexxusting Banned

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    Jesus... lol. Listen, I am in Ontario Canada. Where you at?

    If you want we could link up and grab you an 8000 series AMD CPU and I'll show you how to get the most performance from it.

    I live in Milton, Ontario. LMK bro.
     
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    Alexis444 Member Guru

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    Dont get angry with the kid. Maybe he is new in this business.

    Man, getting these latest amd chips overclocked is easy. You can either go through the Bios setup on the motherboard or you can get an utility to do OC like Amd Overdrive or the proper easy tune from Gigabyte, since you have a giga mobo.

    However, doing a little research about tutorials around the net will not hurt you. Be wise on clocking.

    https://www.google.com.pr/?gws_rd=c...4Aw#q=how+to+do+overclocking+step+by+step+amd
     
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