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Windows 7: Not sure what the difference is between these processors ?

14 Jul 2012   #1
ComputerN00b

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Not sure what the difference is between these processors ?

Hi all i was just wondering what is the difference between mine and my friends Processors and why they differ in price ( mine being more expensive )

mine Intel Intel Core i5-3450 CPU AUS$229.00

friends AMD AMD X4 FX-4100 CPU AUS$145.00and also another processor for not much more:

AMD FD8150FRGUBOX FX-8150 CPU AUS$279.00


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14 Jul 2012   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

the fx4100 is a middle of the road processor, the i5 has a little more oomph, and the fx8150 is closer to i7 2600....
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14 Jul 2012   #3
ComputerN00b

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

but i dont get it how come the AMD FD8150FRGUBOX FX-8150 CPU AUS$279.00 is only a little more expenssive than mine the Intel Core i5-3450 CPU AUS$229.00 ?

another thing is what makes my processor better than my friends AMD AMD X4 FX-4100 CPU AUS$145.00 which is 3.60GHz ???
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14 Jul 2012   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The i5-3450 hands down is a much better processor than the FX-4100. In general, the Core series processors are better performers than the AMD equivalents.

Here's a comparison on your i5 and the 4100: AMD FX-4100 vs Intel Core i5-3450
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14 Jul 2012   #5
Sardonicus

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The i5-3450 also has integrated graphics. If you have a compatible board, you don't have to buy a graphics card. It also uses less wattage than the FX-4100, while performing better.

The FX-8150 has 8 cores. For gamers and the average user, 8 cores on any chip is usually overkill. AMD has to be competitive with it's pricing. That kinda explains why their 8 cores chips are priced closer to Intel's lineup of Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors. Prices also vary based upon the region you're in.
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14 Jul 2012   #6
ComputerN00b

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so im confused though if The FX-8150 has 8 cores and mine only has four shouldent mine be alot worse ???
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15 Jul 2012   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerN00b View Post
so im confused though if The FX-8150 has 8 cores and mine only has four shouldent mine be alot worse ???
Not necessarily. It all depends on how the processor handles instructions. Here's a comparison of the two processors.

AMD FX-8150 vs Intel Core i5-3450

The FX outperforms the Core in a few sections, but the Core generally outperforms the FX.

Don't get too wrapped up in cores/speed/etc of a processor.
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15 Jul 2012   #8
henryeight

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OP doesn't say how he's doing the comparison . . . to see multi-core performance you need to be rendering fast action (maybe Game or Video-footage), try rendering a 10-min video - that will show off the better performer.
FWIW my 2-core takes 5x (ie 50 min), but I do get a nice cuppa tea whilst it's doing it. However, there is a difference between Programs, so you'd have to be running the same software, and the same video-footage to do a straight comparison.

Be happy it's working OK.
(- and plan for when it ain't. )
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18 Jul 2012   #9
ComputerN00b

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So did I make the right choice going with the Intel Core i5-3450 or should I have gone with the AMD FX-8150 ?
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