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AMD FX-8350 review

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bergy 27th November 2012, 07:07 Quote
I've been running an i5 something-or-other and an i7-2600K@3.4GHz for a while and couldn't be happier but I need another machine so I started shopping around. Naturally AMD's claim to have put "8 genuine cores" on 1 die impressed me immensely especially considering the price. Unfortunately for AMD I want perfomance and don't give 2 hoots about spending an extra $150 to get it because an additional $150 divided by the number of years I'll use the CPU works out to peanuts.

Another unfortunate thing for AMD is the fact they lie. Their 8 cores are in fact 4 cores. I really think I should mix up 1000 lbs. of explosive (high nitrogen fertilizer soaked in diesel fuel works well), blow a big hole in their wall, steal all their Pileacrap CPUs and hock 'em on Ebay for 2 pennies apiece just to show them that if they want to play the dishonesty game then they should expect to run into people who play the game better than they do and have even fewer scruples when pushed. I hate liars!!!!

Nevertheless it behooves me to get the best CPU for my purposes and I wonder if AMD isn't actualy the better CPU for me and what I want to do with it. I do realize it didn't perform well with the software in the test suite but I see 2 problems with that: first, it all ran on Windows which is a piece of crap and maybe the applications don't really stess the CPU the way they claim or the way it is assumed they do.

Linux's scheduler is far superior to Windows scheduler and has been for some time. I wish comparisons could be done on Linux instead or perhaps in addition to Windows tests. That would address the first problem I mentioned. Secondly, I run BOINC which is a distributed computing platform I use to donate CPU time to underfunded projects doing scientific investigations in a number of different areas. Typically my machines are running 1 science application per virtual core. For example, my i7-2600k runs 8 science apps simultaneously as I pretend the 4 hyper-threaded cores are actually 8 real cores. BTW, extensive testing shows that I do get more work done that way than if I run only 4 science apps as long as I run 8 different apps. So it's not 1 or 2 applications that may or may not multi-thread properly trying to keep several cores busy, it's 8 applications each running full bore, mostly floating point operations... that's what I do. And my question is... how would the FX-8350 fair under those circumstances? I guess I should buy one, do a comparison against my i7 and report but I'd like to hear what this group has to say first.

I would love to see AMD return to those halcyon days when Athlon II thoroughly kicked P4 butt but if they've turned into little lying b*tches then the sooner they go broke the better.
Andy Mc 27th November 2012, 08:58 Quote
So much hate for 8.54am. Someone not get their coffee this morning?

I think the only way for you to answer your own question and to get an answer you are happy with would be to buy one and bench it yourself, as you suggested.
bergy 29th November 2012, 03:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Andy Mc
So much hate for 8.54am. Someone not get their coffee this morning?

I think the only way for you to answer your own question and to get an answer you are happy with would be to buy one and bench it yourself, as you suggested.

I don't drink coffee. What for? A good diet and plenty of exercise provide all the stimulation a body needs and caffeine is just so bad for you. Sorry if I offended your finer sensibilities but the reason AMD and so many other con artists get away with their lies is because most of us don't have the courage to say or do anything about their lies. That's the worst thing about caffeine... shrinks your testicles. I think you should quit.
Xtheblackfox 29th November 2012, 12:46 Quote
Should still get the 2500k :D AMD cpus arent up to scratch!! 7xxx Gpus on the other hand are a boss!
Shirty 29th November 2012, 12:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by bergy
That's the worst thing about caffeine... shrinks your testicles. I think you should quit.

I get your sentiment about AMD mate but this is a bit much.
Flymo 11th March 2013, 01:09 Quote
Just found this review, and I gotta say its typical Intel bias.
The only games benched were ones using a single core.
Run the AMD up against an intel CPU in the likes of BF3 where more cores are used to and see different results. With more games being optimised for multi core, the AMD CPUs will hold their own against more expensive intel CPUs
Harlequin 11th March 2013, 07:22 Quote
BT have said they wont be using ANY AMD cpu`s in any reviews - its sad since in both crysis 3 and tomb raider , AMD is shining
Flymo 11th March 2013, 11:41 Quote
And will only get more so in the future since both new consoles are using AMD 8 core chips, so any games written for both console and PC will favour the AMD chips.
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