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Which combo is better for straight gaming purpose?

3 minutes ago, IshGames said:

Pretty sure 1st, but want to here more opinions. 

2 minutes ago, SeanAngelo said:

first one

2 minutes ago, RxL said:

first option by a country mile

 

While I want to lean towards the first one too, I couldn't help but notice the lack of any proof or sources behind everyone's opinions, including mine, so I present to you my findings and research on both CPU's and Video Cards you're looking into getting.

*keep in mind these numbers are purely synthetic and do not represent real world situations depending on your particular workload and use case

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For the money, I'd recommend the GTX 960, as from what I read all over the internet, the GTX 980 is a much better upgrade from the 960.

But if budget is set and you're trying to stick with your comparison, I'd go with the AMD/GTX970 any day, and here's why:

Despite the bias toward Intel (due to their superior marketing budget), AMD's FX-6300 and FX-8000 series chips perform better than Intels offerings, dollar for dollar. So save some money on the AMD CPU and get the better GTX 970 if that fits your budget, otherwise see if you can save for a 980, or a 1070 card. 

 

While I await flogging for my comment, I can attest to this from building a system running an FX-6300 CPU in 2014, which is still not maxing out the CPU when running games like Rust. The friends I built it for are currently being bottlenecked by a GTX 750 Ti, which would need upgrading long before they'd reach full capacity of their CPU, and it's not even overclocked yet.

 

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Assuming combo 1 and 2 are at the same price. 

 

1. Intel i5-4670K + GTX 960 4GB

 

2. AMD FX-8350 + GTX 970 4GB

 

Which combo will allow better FPS in games? 

Thank you.

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3 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

Assuming combo 1 and 2 are at the same price. 

 

1. Intel i5-4670K + GTX 960 4GB

 

2. AMD FX-8350 + GTX 970 4GB

 

Which combo will allow better FPS in games? 

Thank you.

first one


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first option by a country mile


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First option, as Intel processors are more efficient/performance compared to the current AMD FX processors. Maybe Zen will change that.


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The Intel chip is better, and the 970 apparently sucks.

Why not opt for the RX 480?

Performance should be better than the 960, and it should be cheaper.... If we're too believe the hype train.

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wtf... why troll?

the second option with 970 is better

but yeah, I'd wait for RX480


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3 minutes ago, IshGames said:

Pretty sure 1st, but want to here more opinions. 

2 minutes ago, SeanAngelo said:

first one

2 minutes ago, RxL said:

first option by a country mile

 

While I want to lean towards the first one too, I couldn't help but notice the lack of any proof or sources behind everyone's opinions, including mine, so I present to you my findings and research on both CPU's and Video Cards you're looking into getting.

*keep in mind these numbers are purely synthetic and do not represent real world situations depending on your particular workload and use case

960.vs.970.png

i5-4670k.vs.fx-8350.png

For the money, I'd recommend the GTX 960, as from what I read all over the internet, the GTX 980 is a much better upgrade from the 960.

But if budget is set and you're trying to stick with your comparison, I'd go with the AMD/GTX970 any day, and here's why:

Despite the bias toward Intel (due to their superior marketing budget), AMD's FX-6300 and FX-8000 series chips perform better than Intels offerings, dollar for dollar. So save some money on the AMD CPU and get the better GTX 970 if that fits your budget, otherwise see if you can save for a 980, or a 1070 card. 

 

While I await flogging for my comment, I can attest to this from building a system running an FX-6300 CPU in 2014, which is still not maxing out the CPU when running games like Rust. The friends I built it for are currently being bottlenecked by a GTX 750 Ti, which would need upgrading long before they'd reach full capacity of their CPU, and it's not even overclocked yet.

 


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dont get either one wait for the rx 480 but you those two options it will depend on the game being cpu bound in which the intel would do better or gpu bound in which the 970 will probably do better

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20 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

Assuming combo 1 and 2 are at the same price. 

 

1. Intel i5-4670K + GTX 960 4GB

 

2. AMD FX-8350 + GTX 970 4GB

 

Which combo will allow better FPS in games? 

Thank you.

1. Will give you great single core performance and slightly more fps

2. But this one will give you more cores(/threads), but it will still be better.

 

Also, maybe swap out the 970 for a 390

 

Overall: I would recommend the second one. This is because it will simply provide more fps than the first one and along with that you have more cores(/threads) in case you want to record.


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10 minutes ago, DXMember said:

wtf... why troll?

the second option with 970 is better

but yeah, I'd wait for RX480

Finally, what the fuck people? The 8350 + 970 will outperform the 4670k + 960 in every demanding game. By a huge margin.


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2 minutes ago, Morgan MLGman said:

Finally, what the fuck people? The 8350 + 970 will outperform the 4670k + 960 in every demanding game. By a huge margin.

ikr...

that's why they're called gaming cards... you game on them

you don't game on computing processor, that's for like excel and calculator and stuff...


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If i were you i'd wait for the rx 480 and get an i5 4460 with it. That should come out to around the same price.


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1 minute ago, DXMember said:

ikr...

that's why they're called gaming cards... you game on them

you don't game on computing processor, that's for like excel and calculator and stuff...

I mean, how could you even say that the first system would outperform the second. That's heresy.


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I'd go for the i5 then wait for the RX 480 to drop *pun intended*


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This is why I'm partial to the 4670k.

 

Combine this with the RX480, and you'll crush that FX with the 970.

Going with the Intel is just a smarter move, it's going to perform much better overall.

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