Originally Posted by Dent1
You say that like its a bad thing. The Ivy Bridge i3 is pretty powerful for a dual core. In actuality in many limited threaded games the Ivy Bridge i3 can hang with the i5 and i7 just fine.
In games the Piledriver FX is just above or below the i5 3470 and i5 2500k or the same as the Ivy Bridge i3. I don't know how you can ask for more?
Gaming performance will only get better too. i3 are dual core so they are already at the end of the line. If invest in a FX you've got security that your CPU will only perform better between now and your next upgrade.
Trinity beats most i3's. LOL
Originally Posted by Melvis
Well i currently run a 965 with two 7870's and i just bought a 8350 but i havent installed it yet as im goiing to benchmark the old 965 first in a bunch of games and then compare with the 8350 to see if there is a jump or not. If your interested ill post some results?
Post the results.
Originally Posted by Horrux
What, all the way up to i3 levels?
Oh AMD, why?
I dunno, I'll see if i can pick one up cheap... Mostly because I don't think overclocking a 140W CPU is such a good idea. The mobo might be quality, but it can only take so much...
So thanks for all the info guys. Certainly Steamroller on the same socket is good news indeed. AMD, please, do a good job OK? Please? I don't want to be forced to go Inhell...
The last batches of 965's got up to 4.5GHz BTW. Older batches were lucky to hit 4.1GHz.