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Old 04-09-2015, 12:56 AM   #1
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I currently have an amd fx 8120 8 core 3.89GHz and looking into the intel i5 4690k link is Intel Core i54690K 3.5GHz Processor Multi BX80646I54690K - Best Buy but not sure if I would be improving or not I know the intel runs cooler sut not sure what to do and this is the amd link Amazon.com: AMD FD8120FRGUBOX FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor: Computers & Accessories

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Old 04-09-2015, 04:19 AM   #2
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It's be an improvement, but it's a lot of money for comparatively little gain. You're honestly better off waiting maybe a year or so and getting a later generation chip!
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If you go with a Intel CPU you'll have to switch to an Intel based mother board. You can't just drop in an Intel CPU on a AMD based mother board.
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i wouldn't bother to be honest and wait for next years cpu updates. expensive upgrade for little gain as joe said. just overclock that chip you have there.
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ok thanx a lot for all the replies
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Stick to AMD imo..
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As Seti mentioned, you'll need to adjust your motherboard to change your CPU. If you're willing to do so, typically the Intel processors have better results with benchmarks than the most similar AMD processor. In the past, AMD was "better" for gaming, but based on my experience, that is no longer the case.

For most users, not enthusiasts or PC gamers, you will not notice any difference.
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Well I love to game but I don't have a huge problem with gaming I can play everything at its highest settings but I was told that intel is the way to go that it's way better then amd but what I was confused about is that currently my oc is running at 3.89 ghz and the intel can run at 3.5 and 3.9 SC

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Well I love to game but I don't have a huge problem with gaming I can play everything at its highest settings but I was told that intel is the way to go that it's way better then amd but what I was confused about is that currently my oc is running at 3.89 ghz and the intel can run at 3.5 and 3.9 SC

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People saying Intel is "WAY" better than AMD are just fanboys and simply wrong.
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Like you aren't an AMD fanboi?

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