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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition £119.99 @ Amazon.co.uk

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2y, 6m agoFound 2 years, 6 months ago
Back down to £119.99. The cheapest 8350 on sale atm.

Product Type : Processor
Type / Form Factor : AMD FX 8350
Number of Cores : 8-core
Number of Threads : 8 threads
Installed Size : 8 MB

We call it the new AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition and it's unlocked for your overclocking pleasure
Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry's first 32nm 8-core desktop processor
Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most.
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#2
Would be very hard to pick this over a i5 4440 for gaming.
#3
It briefly increased to 103.19 but has come back down to £99.08. This is still the cheapest deal for the 8350 anyway.
#4
Flubit knocked the 8320 down to around £87 from £99.08 (_;) For the 8350 it took off £2.40 :( not quite the epic saving I anticipated
#5
keepitonthelow
Would be very hard to pick this over a i5 4440 for gaming.

Given the price difference I would just buy a 4670k and be done with it.
This potentially offers great performance, but for most users it's in all the wrong areas.
#6
arsenalfan
It briefly increased to 103.19 but has come back down to £99.08. This is still the cheapest deal for the 8350 anyway.
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Yep, still at the lowest for me.

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#7
I really want to go back to AMD and see them do well, but I just can't ignore their higher power consumption compared to Intel.

For an always-on but still powerful htpc+plex server, this would have been perfect if it had similar idle power consumption to an i5-4570s (costs about £150) for example. I don't mind the ramp-up when it's doing something intensive though.

Also don't forget the lack of an integrated gpu also adds to the cost and electricity. Not a big deal if you want this for gaming of course.

I guess it all depends on your needs really.



Edited By: nyasham on Jul 18, 2014 08:01: expanded on my cost+power usage point
#8
MBeeching
keepitonthelow
Would be very hard to pick this over a i5 4440 for gaming.

Given the price difference I would just buy a 4670k and be done with it.
This potentially offers great performance, but for most users it's in all the wrong areas.


The extra money would be better spent on the graphics card.
#9
These CPU's are just to old at this point. To power hungry, weak IPC. Not worth buying into a dead socket either.

Even at this price it's a waste of money that could be spent on a relevant Intel chipset, like Z97 and CPU that has high IPC and low power consumption. 4690K 4790K.

AMD are just way to far behind now. Intel is the only real option until AMD finally release something new in the CPU space..
#10
I think the best spec you can make for a pc with performance for price is an Intel CPU with an AMD GPU, but that's just me. Some i5's perform better than this in single core processes and what not, but 8 cores is just pointless, a lot of games won't even utilise all of them. If you're thinking of upgrading or building a PC now I'd wait till DDR4 comes out :D
#11
How many years would you have to run this AMD before you made up the price difference with an Intel? Not to mention that Intel require you to pay more for an overclocking board. And more for a K series processor.
#12
windwoo
How many years would you have to run this AMD before you made up the price difference with an Intel? Not to mention that Intel require you to pay more for an overclocking board. And more for a K series processor.

Over the cause of the average life span it would would work out cheaper to go with Intel. Don't forget once overclocked the 8350 will pulling well over 200w. Intel used to allow non k overclock thats why I went with the 3770 have one running at 4.3GHz on load. I posted not long ago a very cheap z77 motherboard for less then £50 which allow overclocking the Intel boards are about the same price plus they are more advanced. You can get z87 board for £70 it would cost more to get the 990FX boards you really need for the 8 core FX to get over 4.5GHz. Right now I would still recommended ivy bridge over Haswell as is cheaper and has proven high overclocks.

Edited By: keepitonthelow on Jul 18, 2014 11:28
#13
keepitonthelow
windwoo
How many years would you have to run this AMD before you made up the price difference with an Intel? Not to mention that Intel require you to pay more for an overclocking board. And more for a K series processor.

Over the cause of the average life span it would would work out cheaper to go with Intel. Don't forget once overclocked the 8350 will pulling well over 200w. Intel used to allow non k overclock thats why I went with the 3770 have one running at 4.3GHz on load. I posted not long ago a very cheap z77 motherboard for less then £50 which allow overclocking the Intel boards are about the same price plus they are more advanced. You can get z87 board for £70 it would cost more to get the 990FX boards you really need for the 8 core FX to get over 4.5GHz. Right now I would still recommended ivy bridge over Haswell as is cheaper and has proven high overclocks.

I agree, but if you already have a 990FX R2.0 board running a 1090T, then this deal is very much worth it. Have some heat OP.
#14
It briefly increased to 103.19 but has come back down to £99.08. This is still the cheapest deal for the 8350 anyway.[/quote]
I know and a good find too I voted hot for it :D Always nice to save a little )
#15
I've bought the fx8350 as the last swansong for my gigabyte fxa990 ud3. Too expensive to swap the CPU and motherboard. Unless your emulating consoles then the whole core thing doesn't matter that much. The ps4 and Xbox one are running 8 cores so why worry that the industry isn't heading in that direction. I get use out of all my 6 cores in window 8.
#16
Nice

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