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Upgrading from an AMD FX-8350 to I5 4690k

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Here's a reliable source that will tell you if it's worth upgrading, just listen what he has to say cause he switched from FX-8350 @4,8gHz to i7-3770k @4,8gHz (everyday use)

Hello!

 

I currently have the AMD FX-8350 CPU. I am wondering if it would be worth upgrading to the I5 4690k? Also would it be good for stream/recording? How much longer will the I5 4690k be good for these actions? 

 

Thank you,

Jerahmy

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Not really worth it, in fact for some streaming/video editing/rendering the 8350 could edge out the 4690k. Maybe Xeon E3-1231v3 would be within your price range? At least it's hyperthreaded

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If u are getting a new motherboard too might as well get the 6600k amirite

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The single threaded performance of the 4690k crushes the 8350 and even in a vast majority of multithreaded loads (like gaming) it still wins. Check for various benchmarks online, but the story is pretty much the same.

 

I would say to wait a bit longer for the 6600k to come down in price if possible, though. That, or find someone in retail that knows whats up

 

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Hello!

 

I currently have the AMD FX-8350 CPU. I am wondering if it would be worth upgrading to the I5 4690k? Also would it be good for stream/recording? How much longer will the I5 4690k be good for these actions? 

 

Thank you,

Jerahmy

You wanna stream and record go for I7 because those things can use those extra threads. Save up a little longer. I'm on a 3 yo I7 with NO need to upgrade or even OC.

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You would Have to upgrade your mobo. I would go with a z170 build since its the low end ddr4 spectrum. I would go 6500 but you loose overclocking so if you want it go 6600k.

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Here's a reliable source that will tell you if it's worth upgrading, just listen what he has to say cause he switched from FX-8350 @4,8gHz to i7-3770k @4,8gHz (everyday use)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO 11GB GDDR5X Motherboard: ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro RGB RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB 3600MHz DDR4 Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic PSU: Corsair RM850x White
Displays: AORUS AD27QD, DELL UltraSharp U2711 Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB, 850EVO 120GB, SP550 240GB, UV400 240GB, WD Red 2TB & 1TB
Laptop: Acer Nitro 5 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560X 4GB RAM: 16GB Storage: 240GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD Display: 15.6" IPS

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Thank you everyone for commenting! 

 

The reason I am wanting to upgrade my CPU is because, for some reason, I get low FPS in games when I shouldn't be. For example, in CSGO I get 100-130 FPS (When I should get me). In Dayz (MOD) I get 20fps. For my last example, in ARMA 3, its not even play-able. Does anyone know what might cause this? Any fixes? If so, then I might just say up for an I7. If I can't find any fixes I need to upgrade my CPU. 

 

Thanks, 

Jerahmy

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Thank you everyone for commenting!

The reason I am wanting to upgrade my CPU is because, for some reason, I get low FPS in games when I shouldn't be. For example, in CSGO I get 100-130 FPS (When I should get me). In Dayz (MOD) I get 20fps. For my last example, in ARMA 3, its not even play-able. Does anyone know what might cause this? Any fixes? If so, then I might just say up for an I7. If I can't find any fixes I need to upgrade my CPU.

Thanks,

Jerahmy

The games you mentioned are CPU bound so yes the only way to increase performance is upgrade your CPU. I switched from a 8320 to a 4690k and love it, no regrets. Only thing I regret is buyin the FX in the first place. Definitely go for an i5 or i7

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The games you mentioned are CPU bound so yes the only way to increase performance is upgrade your CPU. I switched from a 8320 to a 4690k and love it, no regrets. Only thing I regret is buyin the FX in the first place. Definitely go for an i5 or i7

May I ask, did you have an AMD FX-8350? If you did, was it worth the switch from AMD to Intel?

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May I ask, did you have an AMD FX-8350? If you did, was it worth the switch from AMD to Intel?

I had the 8320. And yes it was. Sell the FX get Intel

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May I ask, did you have an AMD FX-8350? If you did, was it worth the switch from AMD to Intel?

At this point, with Zen and Icelake coming, just wait for 14nm refinement rather than being an "early adopter" and suffering from it since in the form of Zen you could be looking at a 8350 with the IPC of a 4690K and double the cores

I had the 8320. And yes it was. Sell the FX get Intel

Not yet

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