I am a PC - INTEL vs AMD? (100% for Video Editing/Rendering)

Started Dec 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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i7-3770 vs AMD FX8350
In reply to Barry Fitzgerald, Dec 29, 2012

i7-3770K current price $319 (if you don't overclock, you should take 3770 which is $289)

FX8350 is $209.

The FX8350 is AMD top chip which is about 10-30% slower than i7-3770

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-performance-comparison,3370-13.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-performance-comparison,3370-15.html

OK, assume you want to save money with the AMD chip. Now let look at what is your payback

Idle: i7: 47W (mine at 35W), FX8350: 61W

full load: i7: 144w (mine at 125W), FX8350: 210W (dead last).

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-performance-comparison,3370-17.html

So for $80, you would get a 10-25% slower CPU, and suck 50% more power. Your system will be noisier because the fan probably run at higher speed all the time.

You be the judge.

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