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Choosing a CPU based on GPU's and Resolution

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This is why I went with Bulldozer. I game at a high res and the programs I use the most are Handbrake and Windows movie maker which both use all 8 cores.
 
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the 8350 is a new generation and has frequency improvements along with improvements to the architecture and the 4100 was the worst of the bulldozer line up
 
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how come I saw a beastly improvement from the 4100 to 8350.... btw I didn't read all the review (not enough pretty pictures)
Is the 4100 not a quad core and the 8350 an octocore ( at least in AMD's terminology) or did I miss something, I think your answer lies within :)
 

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Intersting on the scaling once you become non-GPU bound.
 

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Where is the financial balance point though ? Sure you don't need too much CPU grunt at high resolutions like 1440p. Thing is how much does a 1440p screen cost ? I have no idea but would guess at least £500 + ? You can get a decent 1080 X 1920 + a 3570K and a 7950/660 Ti for just the cost of the screen :eek:
Also while its nice to dream I cant justify one rig for gaming and another for encoding.
So back in the real world you want something running something between the FX6300 to FK3850 range or 2500K / 3570K to give you a good balanced and usable computer.

Mac :)