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i5 3470s vs fx 8xxxx

#1KillerzOverHerePosted 8/12/2014 4:35:09 PM
could someone tell me whicih CPU is better for gaming?
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#2ChudsworthPosted 8/12/2014 4:39:21 PM
Well for a similar price you can get an 8350 which is significantly better than the 3470 plus you can overclock it. So in short.. an 8350 is better.
#3ClouddxPosted 8/12/2014 4:41:51 PM
For games, the i5 3470s would be better if both are running at stock clocks.

Then again, why would you get an older Intel processor? Especially when the newer ones are just a tiny bit more expensive.
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#4KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/12/2014 4:42:20 PM
does 3470s have better single threaded / single core performance?

That's important.

and how does it compare to multithreaded
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#5KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/12/2014 4:43:16 PM
Clouddx posted...
For games, the i5 3470s would be better if both are running at stock clocks.

Then again, why would you get an older Intel processor? Especially when the newer ones are just a tiny bit more expensive.


Microcenter = cheap intel cpus

They would both run at stock, don't want to spend money for overclocking, and i5 3470s is not Oc'ble
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#6rainedownPosted 8/12/2014 4:56:18 PM
At base speeds the 3470s barely pulls ahead-but if you're ever going to overclock, the 8350 would obviously blow it out of the water in a huge way.

A 212 evo is around $30 to use to overclock so really it's not very costly. I would definitely suggest looking into it if you want the most performance for your dollar.

But to answer your question, for video games and for base clock only the s would win.
#7PhilOnDezPosted 8/12/2014 5:39:30 PM
Why would you not get a 4590? It's the same price at microcenter.
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#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/12/2014 5:48:30 PM
3470 would eat 8350 alive in single threaded performance. In super mainstream multithreaded games, 8350 might have better averages.
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#9KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2014 8:31:56 AM
PhilOnDez posted...
Why would you not get a 4590? It's the same price at microcenter.


I guess..
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#10LoshadtPosted 8/13/2014 8:47:30 AM(edited)
You don't need to spend much more money on overclocking, it's probably around an extra 40 dollars total including the additional cost of a k-series and a custom cooler, but has the advantage of extending its longevity. Also from a pure video game playing perspective Intel is definitely the better of the two, stock OR overclocked.
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