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|02-15-2013 05:20 PM|
Got the 8320, installed, booted, was working ok on my AsRock 890GX Pro3 until I cranked Boinc on all cores and GPU and it had a pretty fast shutdown. Don't know yet if it was thermal or something else. But at least the CPU works in the 890 board!!!
EDIT: Looks like I was overclocked out of the gate at 3.7Ghz, don't quite know why. Downclocked to normal 3.5Ghz w/ stock fan. Running stress test, all cores pegged, with AMD Overdrive utility and it seems stable now at 49 degrees C without the fan sounding like a jet engine.
Uhhhh yeah, I think it's my PSU. Might have finally caught up to me. Did 20 minutes with all 8 cores pegged, perfect, very acceptable temps, etc. Did Boinc again with GPU and all 8 cores and after about 2 minutes... bam, shut off again.
|02-12-2013 04:32 AM|
Look: unless you want to run your games at 8000x9000 resolution with super mega high ultrablaster settings, I'm pretty sure this processor is going to be just fine. All these debates are mostly about arcane issues. Personally, I ended up going with an i5 for my build, but if I had snagged an awesome deal on an AMD processor, I probably would have just went with it and never would have noticed the difference.
I have a 3.1ghz i5 with an old ATI Radeon 5700 series. I'm not always able to turn up my games to the highest settings, but they all play just fine - in fact, I'm even able to play them with my three monitor Eyefinity setup. So unless you're planning on hooking up six monitors to your computer and are obsessed with running games at the highest possible resolution, I personally wouldn't worry too much. This AMD/Intel dust-up is like the eternal Android/Apple debates, where the operating systems are basically the same but people insist that they are hugely different. The average user isn't going to be able to tell the difference between an AMD and an Intel processor.
|02-11-2013 07:30 PM|
|sd444||I see the intel circle jerk found its way here.|
|02-11-2013 07:22 PM|
|imabored||don't know if my order will ship but I just purchased this about 10 minutes ago. Not sure how it worked but it is probably because I had the cpu in my cart and the code was entered yesterday when the deal was still live and my browser/page was still up and it let me checkout with the discounted price.|
|02-11-2013 10:31 AM|
MSI 890GXM-65 Motherboard is listed among folks who've had it work.
|02-11-2013 08:37 AM|
|brbubba||Anyone have any success running this in an 890 series AM3+ mobo? Mine shows full support for 95W and 125W Bulldozers but not Piledriver. Didn't realize this before I bit the bullet, but from what I'm reading there's been some success with these mobos and piledriver even without official BIOS support. So if I do get it to work with my mobo, is there any disadvantage that anyone can think of to not having it fully supported in BIOS?|
|02-10-2013 08:19 PM|
Why do you have so many silly fans, especially the one on the bottom.
|02-10-2013 08:11 PM|
This is true. In fact when I built a new machine a bit ago this is what stopped me from purchasing the FX series at Microcenter with their Processor/Free or discounted board combos.
All of the FX are not true "physical" quad/hex/or octa cores. I went with the Phenom X6 which outperforms some of the FX processors in benchmarking tests. I'm sure this particular processor would beat mine. I was told by many people that the prior line Phenom II performs better than FX. Not sure if true in all cases.
|02-10-2013 02:00 PM|
|02-10-2013 01:58 PM|
|02-09-2013 08:34 PM|
TL/DR: Male. No piercings.
|02-09-2013 06:04 PM|
|02-09-2013 06:01 PM|
|BargainBob||8 cores ??? What are you kidding me ???|
|02-09-2013 04:01 PM|
ThOr has no clue what he is talking about and most of his assertions are based upon self deception, total delusion and/or wishful thinking. He is obviously an AMD fanboy that refuses to face the facts and clear benchmarks. I recommend just ignoring him. The more he talks, the more obvious his gross ignorance reveals itself.
Let him go on in his delusion. Anyone with half a mind can already see he is either mentally ill or not all there.
I only wish I didn't rush into purchasing and building my AMD FX 8350 just before the Microsoft deals ended at the end of last month. I already have an Intel i3-3570 with the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, and I am totally happy with it [see my pic]. BTW, I was able to purchase the brand new Intel i5-3570 for only $77 after I sold all the rebated items I picked up with it at Frys.
With this AMD 8350, I just wanted to build a back up rig just in case [oh, I also wanted a rig that could run 8 home security video cams], and now I realize I should have simply gone with my left over Intel i5-2500k instead of the AMD 8350. My mistake was I was in a hurry, did not do my homework good enough, and procrastinated too long to pick up a decent MB for the 2500k before the MS deadline.
I learned my lesson.
I plan now on ignoring Th0r, otherwise it is feeding an ignorant troll that is doing its very best to stir up negative feelings in people who are simply stating the truth.
Rtard, thanks for posting the info you did. I read most of those benchmarks and comparison charts. It showed me that given my computing needs, I should have simply stuck with Intel.
Have a good one and don't feed the trolls!
|02-09-2013 03:23 PM|
Maybe, but I absolutely spent 280 dollars for the 3570k and a ridiculously nice Gigabyte UD5H motherboard. If ridiculously nice AMD motherboards go for 75 dollars regularly, then you would be correct about the 20% figure.
Looking over at new egg, there certainly seems to be a ton of super inexpensive motherboards available for AMD. Not a bad budget option at all then if you are not into gaming.
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