clone wrote:please read & consider before fingers hit keys next time.
clone wrote:benchmarks are worthless unless considered in context.
clone wrote:so please do as you claim to be which you claim is as I...
clone wrote:I don't care what Bensam said, not even a little
clone wrote:p.s. according to TR's BF3 review FX 8350 does beat i5-760 by an insignificant amount.
http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd- ... reviewed/7
clone wrote:no knot, noticed a post completely offtopic, I responded in hopes of getting it on topicAnd yet you are all in a knot about my reply to Bensam. Very odd.
Geonerd wrote:If you consider that you could get some money back for whichever chip you discard, then this becomes a much more appealing purchase. If the eBay return isn't in your evaluation, I believe that you should either stand pat with your overclocked Thuban or save up to make the switch to the dark side.For $145, you could have some fun, then pitch the losing chip on Fleabay.
Bensam123 wrote:If you want to know what to expect from games just click through the benchmarks and compare it to the 1100t here: http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd- ... reviewed/5
So a decent boost in game performance, especially if you OC it (check out the time beyond graphs at the bottom). This really depends a lot more on how much you feel like upgrading and if you're willing to wait til next year when Steamroller comes out. That said your motherboard should support Vishera with the latest bios so this really is a $145 upgrade with some decent performance to boot. That's pretty cheap.
Keep in mind you aren't guaranteed to hit or come close to 5ghz, I have a 8350 and couldn't OC it worth a darn (more voltage actually caused stability issues). I did undervolt it though at stock speeds.
Bensam123 wrote:This really depends a lot more on how much you feel like upgrading and if you're willing to wait til next year when Steamroller comes out.
clone wrote:PC perspective just posted an article mentioning that Steamroller may not be AM3+ compatible, so this could be the last best upgrade (for the money).
vargis14 wrote:At around $150 a 4.6ghz or higher over clocked Hyperthreded I3 dual core would be a very good selling product
sschaem wrote:Star Brood wrote:You may want to pass on this current deal - even a Sandy Bridge i5 quad core model will perform substantially better for current games. As a poster above me said, when the XBone and the PS4 release, multi-threading may be a lot more prevalent, but I'll believe it when I see it. Additionally, games that are bottlenecked by single-threaded performance, like StarCraft 2, will scream on the i5 and do just OK on any AMD processor.
Upgrade cost to go to an FX-8320, $145 . How much to build an i5 based system instead? CPU alone will be over $200 + ~100 for a motherboard?
madmanmarz wrote:Currently on a 1090T at 4.1Ghz with good water cooling (Asus m5a97 EVO R2). I mostly use this thing for gaming. Newegg has a deal for $145 for the next few days.... worth it? I am hoping to get the 8320 close to 5Ghz.
clone wrote:ok, I can't find an Intel 4570k anywhere, 4670k and 4770k yes but those are almost doubling and or tripling the price on cpu alone which on the surface would make them poor choices... "3xxxk" parts are priced similarly making them equally dubious from a pricing position.
clone wrote:sschaem wrote:My FX 8320 doesn't crack 60°C with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+. The cooler came with extra mounting brackets which I used to add a 2nd tri-speed 120mm fan. It's permanently set to slow speed: 800 rpm.I will have to get an aftermarket cooler. Most likely a closed loop cooler.
sschaem wrote:So if I'm going to use this on a daily basis, I will have to get an aftermarket cooler. Most likely a closed loop cooler. Making the sweet price of $145 rocket too $200+