Right now, the AMD CPU usually won't be cheaper even though it looks like it. You can slap the i5-4460 onto a cheap $40 h81 board and use the stock cooler no problem. The cheapest board that supports an FX-8350 is the GA-970A-UD3P for $80, or else you'll suffer VRM related problems. You've got to think of platform costs, which also usually include at least a 212 Evo for the FX, which will make it more expensive than the i5, and worse performing for gaming. Hell, at the price of an FX-8350 + GA-970A-UD3P + 212 Evo (cheapest decent FX-8350 setup possible) you can afford an Intel Xeon E3 1231 V3 + $40 mobo and come out better in gaming and still have the multi-threaded performance.
Basically, FX CPUs don't make sense at any price point these days once you factor in the real platform costs.
The x4 860k, now THERE's a CPU with compelling value. It shits all over the G3258. The problem is you really shouldn't be spending that little on a computer in the first place.
>>52458405 You dontknow what your talking about. I use a 8350 and dual 270xs overclocked mining litecoin for over a year on a motherboard that costed $50 on newegg two years ago, the computer is still used today at my moms office.
>>52455450 i5 with K means you get a 4.2 or even more GHz CPU. At those rates it will beat AMD to the punch in all ways. And yes, in 80% of all your occasions single threaded performance is everything that maters.
Current AMD cpus are outdated shit, they were shit brand new, now they are old shit. Hopefully next AMD thing will actually be worth something, but right now Intel are the only hi-end CPUs.
AMD has super attractive low-end solutins thou, for office and work and checjing mail you can get an entire sub 200$ PC machine.
>single-thread The i5-4690 beats the 8350 even in multithreaded now. The 8350 is a 3.5 year old chip. The i5 does it faster, cooler, and uses less power. If you win the bin lottery, you might be able to do a big overclock on it but you're going to be drawing a *ton* of power from the wall outlet. Even then, your single threaded performance won't match an i5, and in multithreaded it might just barely be equal to a stock i5.
The 8350 is far from useless, in fact I have both CPUs. I just don't use it in my main PC anymore.
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