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Old January 26, 2013, 04:15 PM
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Although true, i7's still totally destroy anything AMD has core to core in some areas. But even though I had an i7 980x sitting here and seriously considered running it, I decided not to because highend x58 mobos are getting harder to find and aren't cheap when you do. It just made more sense for me to stick with what I had when it doesn't lack at anything I need it for. Newegg has the 1366 Rampage III Extreme in stock for $390 plus tax and shipping. No thanks.

a guy on Bay has 10 rampage III Gene for sell, $ 200 each brand new, I have one Gene like this and it's rock solid

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Old January 27, 2013, 01:35 AM
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FX8350 on sale at NCIX for $189.99

I forsee myself picking on up tomorrow... Hard to pass up.
Do it! Your rig deserves it. There was definitely a visible difference in peformance between my 1055t and the 8350.
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Old January 27, 2013, 03:51 AM
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Yeah....look I like my 8350. I like it a lot....BUT my 3770K eats its lunch in anything but iGPU gaming (and who honestly uses a iGPU for gaming on an enthusiast rig?). Not even in the same ball park. No one but ultra rabid AMD fanbois even argue otherwise (as its a 2bill vs 3 bill CPU!). Biased video is biased....and I didnt even bother clicking the link to know that.
Dunno, apparently the Windows patches they got from microsoft(they aren't released yet) had a large part to play. They also only did gaming benches and they were all at oc speeds.

Would be interesting to see a rundown of CPU's with this patch and what you would consider a 24/7 stable oc and see how they perform.

Looking at their older video's they suggest Intel much more than AMD.. not sure this is bias.

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But even though I had an i7 980x sitting here and seriously considered running it
If it's just sitting there I would gladly drop it into my rig for you... :P
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Old January 27, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Old January 27, 2013, 06:41 PM
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I'm going to grab an 8350 tomorrow at lunch. I also need to buy some more memory. My current memory will move on down the line of computers with my current processor. What speed should I get to support this processor? I'll be running it on a 990FX Sabertooth... Will 1866 be enough?
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god i so want to go amd just because all there chips oc but every time i put an 8350 up against my 2500k it gets smacked around so hard i have to think about it so much and when had an 8150 it felt slow as in like a c2d so its a hard choice
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Old January 27, 2013, 08:48 PM
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I'm going to grab an 8350 tomorrow at lunch. I also need to buy some more memory. My current memory will move on down the line of computers with my current processor. What speed should I get to support this processor? I'll be running it on a 990FX Sabertooth... Will 1866 be enough?
1866Mhz is pretty much the limit of the cpu with 4 banks. I have heard of a few people getting it, I personally had to drop down to 1800Mhz to get it to POST with 32GB of RAM. Its not starved for memory speed by any means. I got my 1866Mhz kit running 2 slots at 2133Mhz and it honestly didn't feel any faster in work or games. Though one thing I have noticed with running in linux, I got a big boost in some apps. So there is something to optimization.

I didn't watch that video too closely but it looks like the scenarios they are talking about would be >4 cores. Saw something about a game + a streaming a video feed. Or running at higher resolutions where the GPU starts to bottle neck. They also overclocked the 8350 to 5Ghz and the i7 to 4.5 so any core to core comparison would be slanted and not apples to apples. I think there was a linking follow up video and these may have been in it so forgive me if I am melding the two, it was background noise one day.

I don't have an intel system right now, probably have a overkill AMD build for the budget. So I cant compare. I do like the core count for work and it seems to do well for gaming so I can't complain. I don't think anyone would be unhappy with a FX-8350 with an OC. Those videos if true are completely scenario based, and cherry picking the best AMD can offer though. Just my 2 cents as a FX-8350 owner.
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Ordered!

Can't wait to see how it stacks up against the 1100T in eyefinity. Better, same or worse? We'll soon see.

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They also overclocked the 8350 to 5Ghz and the i7 to 4.5 so any core to core comparison would be slanted and not apples to apples.
It is "apples to apples" if that is the 24/7 stable oc you get from them.. your trying to compare chips overall not what each chip can do clock for clock..

Thats like saying the intel can't do that speed so why should you test the amd at it.. you test them all at their max stable oc.
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1866Mhz is pretty much the limit of the cpu with 4 banks. I have heard of a few people getting it, I personally had to drop down to 1800Mhz to get it to POST with 32GB of RAM. Its not starved for memory speed by any means. I got my 1866Mhz kit running 2 slots at 2133Mhz and it honestly didn't feel any faster in work or games. Though one thing I have noticed with running in linux, I got a big boost in some apps. So there is something to optimization.

I didn't watch that video too closely but it looks like the scenarios they are talking about would be >4 cores. Saw something about a game + a streaming a video feed. Or running at higher resolutions where the GPU starts to bottle neck. They also overclocked the 8350 to 5Ghz and the i7 to 4.5 so any core to core comparison would be slanted and not apples to apples. I think there was a linking follow up video and these may have been in it so forgive me if I am melding the two, it was background noise one day.

I don't have an intel system right now, probably have a overkill AMD build for the budget. So I cant compare. I do like the core count for work and it seems to do well for gaming so I can't complain. I don't think anyone would be unhappy with a FX-8350 with an OC. Those videos if true are completely scenario based, and cherry picking the best AMD can offer though. Just my 2 cents as a FX-8350 owner.
I'm just planning on getting 2 sticks of 4GB, so I'm not too worried about posting it at that speed with 4 banks of RAM.

Any recommendations on RAM these days? I'm running Vengeance 1600 in my rig right now, but that RAM will follow the 1055T and my old board into my son's rig. I'm happy with the Vengeance. Should I keep with that RAM, or look elsewhere, say G.Skill?
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