Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Budget gaming: CPU choices

21 Oct 2014   #11
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I just don't understand overclocking as a baseline for performance when you don't need to. Fine for benchmarking, not for everyday gaming. That's just my take on it and the FX-8350 will be more than adequate for gaming.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Oct 2014   #12
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I've had a 6350 at 4.6, 4100 at 4.7, and a stock 3770k. The stock 3770k beat the 6350 at 4.6 while gaming. Instantly saw more and smoother frames. I'm just saying, throgh my experience with AMD I would ALWAYS. Spend the extra money to get Intel. It takes the 8350 (8 core and overclocked) to meet the performance of a 3570k at stock.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2014   #13
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'm not arguing an FX-8350 will equal or beat a 3570/4670 or 3770/4770 because it won't, but the OP isn't in the price range for those sort of CPUs. For his budget the FX chips do provide great value for money, if he had 200 or so to spend on a CPU I'd be recommending the i5 or i7 all day long, it's why I upgraded to one myself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Oct 2014   #14
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

He was debating between the Intel Pentium or another similar AMD cpu. So was just saying that the Intel is the better choice between the two. Benchmarks say so too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2014   #15
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

The benchmark showed an 860, the 8350 is better than the 860. That was my point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2014   #16
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
If I recall correctly, i3s are dual core and i5s are quad core.
Not always. There are dual-core Core i5s. i3s are always dual-core though. For that matter, the i7 has dual-core low power versions (my Surface Pro 3 has one).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Budget gaming: CPU choices




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
$400 Budget for a laptop fit for gaming
Hey all, I am getting a new laptop in a few days, and my budget is $400. I want one fit for gaming, but not going above $400 dollars. I would like something with atleast a 2.0 GHz and atleast 4 or more GB of RAM. I saw some on best buy, but they were all out of stock (I wonder why? A laptop like...
Hardware & Devices
Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.
ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600 I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea. MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v, I need help in the costs of...
Hardware & Devices
Budget Gaming Build
This build will also be used for Homework,Skype, For now Minecraft(Better games after buying the graphics card) and internet browsing please feedback on the parts and components CPU - AMD Fx-6300 - 111.96 Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - 52.76 RAM - Corsair Memory XMS3 8GB DDR3...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Building a budget gaming PC
Hey guys... I'm on a budget of $600 and I want to build a gaming/editing machine. Can you give me some feedback? Thanks Planned Parts: Amd fx 4100 3.6ghz 4cores Biostar ta970xe Seagate barracuda 1tb 7200rpm 8gb ballistix ram Lg 14x BD burner 500watt pwr supply
Gaming
Budget Gaming Suggestion..
To be quite frank, I'm not exactly in a wealth of money at the moment, being 15 and all. I'm not asking for some 1337, i7 2600k 16GB DDR3 RAM with a 4gb ATI pwn GFX Uber system, Just something that'll run modern-ish games, and be useful as a basis to upgrade on. Computer I'm thinking of.. ...
Hardware & Devices
Possible budget gaming PC build?
Hi I am trying to build an Intel budget gaming PC for the first time. I have a budget of AUD$1000 and have come up with this so far (price is AUD at my local parts store): CPU - Intel Core i5 760 LGA1156 CPU - $211.00 MOBO - Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 P55 MB - $159.00 RAM - 4Gb DDR3 1333Mhz...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App