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Switching to Intel

By univers4l
Mar 26, 2014
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  1. Hey guys,

    Just signed up although I have been following these forums for a few weeks now :)

    Just after some advice. Basically I have the FX-8350 but I'm looking at switching to Intel (specifically the 4770k) as I've been told it's better for the GPUs I have, currently running dual-290x setup. Someone said the 8350 causes a lot of bottlenecking and that I would get a lot more out of them if I switched to the 4770k? Can anyone attest to that?

    Cheers :)
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    The 8350 is more than enough. The i7 could gain you a few frames per second (FPS) depending on the game (somewhere from 5 FPS to as much as 15 FPS). I would keep the 8350 until more attractive CPU options come out like Haswell-E or the next generation of AMD FX CPUs or even the 5th generation of Intel's i7.

    The reason I am saying this is because the 8350, while it may not perform as well as the 4770K (not by much), the 8350 completely serves your needs and there is no need to upgrade to a 4770K at this moment since it wont bring you that much of an improvement.

    I hope this helps.

    -JC
    GhostRyder likes this.
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,214   +521

    Hes right, you would just be better off overclocking your 8350 to 4.5ghz if you want a performance boost. I had the 8350 before and I now have the 9590 with 3 R9 290X in crossfire and they do not bottleneck.

    You might see a difference of like @JC713 said of up to 5FPS average, however it is not going to be a night and day difference.

    Just wait till the next generation if you really want to upgrade in my book (Intel I mean).


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